I thank you to all who know my background and who have supported me through this journey. It has meant a great deal to me! (((((((((((hugs!))))))))))
Here is my update:
I got a call from a new doctor today, Dr. Florenz, announcing that she will be the one inducing me. This is the 5th doctor that I've had now and I won't even meet this doctor until the morning she induces me. (Wish my doctor was more competent!)
She said that as of now, they will start induction after 7:30am Monday. I'm supposed to be there at 7:15 to register and then go over things with her on the ward. She said the time may change to later morning and if it does, she will let me know tomorrow afternoon. We will be starting with stripping my membranes and rupturing my water bag. If things are slow to start, she said she will then use the cervical gel. I don;t think things will be very slow though because my plug came out over a week ago, I've had 2 bloody shows and I swear she dropped even lower over night. Also I've had some funny yellow mucus again today....not sure what that means, as well as a lot of braxton hicks, which are getting quite strong.
So it looks like Monday sometime we will have our little girl, if she doesn't come sooner and hopefully things will go smoothly for us and she will come into this world in a healthy way. Thank you again to those who have supported me through this and for all your positive thoughts!! Your support has meant so much to me!
Oh!! Hubby and I have decided that on Sunday night, we are going to go out for dinner together and enjoy the evening in a romantic way before we have this new little life joins us and I am also going to indulge in my last peice of cheesecake!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Can't wait!! hee! heee!
I do feel compelled to comment on the post about lurking on other boards, as the post was mine. I don't have a problem with inductions, c-sections, or medical interventions in general. I truly believe that they are useful and necessary in many contexts. Case in point - yours. Your induction seems to weigh risk and rewards. You have my support momma! Good luck Monday and enjoy your cheesecake as best you can!
Vanessa... Happily married to a paramedic - celebrating 10 years of marriage! Mama to one crazy 6 year old transformer and one chatterbox 4 year old princess. Daycare provider to many jumping beans I'm expecting my third in late November.
That said, we all have to make the best choices for ourselves and our babies and I hope you don't find any judgment here for the path you are on. Wishing you nothing but the best of smooth labor vibes and a wonderfully healthy baby!
Megan Davidson, Labor & Postpartum Doula, Breastfeeding Counselor, Anthropologist, Mom to August (9) and Clay (4), Partner to Shawn.
Good luck! Pam
me, herding 5 critters a cat and a dog. DS 11/01, DS 10/04, DD 2/06, DS 5/07 and DD 9/10
I have been reading the thread on how many of you go and lurk at other boards and it's bothersome how others are talking of inductions etc.
I wish you the best of luck on Monday and hope that everything works out for the best. (For my own curiousity, because I can't remember and I'm SURE that you've mentioned it before, why are you trying to hold off until Monday if your body seems to be ready now?? )
Can't wait to hear all about your new baby, and I think your plan to go out and splurge on some cheesecake sounds fabulous.
About the other post - I think most of us are saddened to read about all the mom's out there who are uneducated about their bodies and birth in general and blindly choose options. That doesn't fit you at all!
DD 8 and DS 4
THank you! Thank you! THank you!!!!
I needed to read every word you all wrote. I was afraid to come in here after I posted, but I really wanted to take a chance and connect with you all because I know that some of you have followed my journey from the beginning. Thank you for your honest opinions and also for your loving support. It means a whole LOT to me!!
Debstmomy, (((((((((((HUGE hugs to you Momma!))))))))))
To answer, the reason I have been fighting to keep my baby in as long as possible is because I really want to give her the best start that I can. I know my body was ready at 36 weeks, but my doctors were really scaring me with the statics of respiratory problems and how a week or two longer could make such a differance in her favor. So I wanted to fight for my little girl and try to give her as long as I could in there so I knew I gave it all I had and gave her the best chances that I could. THat's why my goal was to reach my induction date. :0)
ETA- I tend to hold off judgement here at MDC because it seems like moms here are more apt to make informed decisions, etc. whereas I think I rush to judgement at the conventional birth boards (which I don't visit ever anymore) because I tend to think they don't make very informed decisions. I know this logic isn't perfect, but it saves my MDC sistren(sp?) from being judged so it can't be all bad.
and planning to eat it again
And I think you may be right, I am starting to get signs that I may go sooner then Monday. I was up all night last night for no reason what-so-ever, just lying there. And then I started getting braxtons that were starting to get painful, with backache. I decided to check my cervix and it has CHANGED!!!! It has gotten thinner and is now at least 3 cm dilated. Today I feel backachy and lots more hicks happening. Lots of pressure also! I'm not so sure I will make it to Monday. Lol! My next appointment is tomorrow so I'll update as soon as I can.
I didn't know there could be risk to the remaining twin. I hope you don't mind my asking or take my curiosity as judgement--I really want to know. What are the risks?
I hope you have a wonderful time as you get ready to have this baby and I wish you a very special night on Sunday too. Blessings!