I'm so glad to hear from you. When we go a couple of days without a word this late in the game, I get antsy!
LOL on being stuck in bed half up and half down! I had a bad leg cramp a few weeks ago that made me scream; dh thought I was in labor!
I am sleeping in my own bed, with the head elevated and tons of pillows. I'm getting spoiled; that's all going to end soon.
Oh boy, that induction talk is something, isn't it? I am totally with you. It might
be reasonable to induce due to GD (though I'm sure you'd get quite a mixture of opinions on that on MDC) but solely for convenience of scheduling -- that's out in my book.
I was almost scared into an induction with dd by one OB (who really only wanted to induce so I could experience the pain of labor, but was planning on doing a C-section at the end of the day anyway). My midwife told me, "You don't have to show up for your own induction." So I didn't. The hospital called a few hours after I was supposed to show up wondering where I was!
Where I was instead was getting a second opinion from a perinatologist. In the end, he said he wouldn't even induce, but would go straight to a C-section.
He heard all our objections and managed to make it sound reasonable anyway, and in the end, I grudgingly agreed with him. Five days later, dd was born by section, and I also gave birth to a giant fibroid.
Anyhow, inductions have a high rate of C-section for a whole lot of reasons (for a good list, see Ina May Gaskin's book on birth -- in fact, if you haven't read it, run to the library and read it this weekend before you have your next talk with the doc).
I wish you all the best of luck talking to the doctor next week. (And Happy Hannukah, too!) Actually, I hope you go into labor on your own Monday or Tuesday -- wouldn't that be nice timing? (Do the docs need to check lung maturity only because they want to induce??)
My doc (same one who delivered dd and the fibroid) has said he'll meet me at the hospital day or night anytime during my expected window, except for one half day when he'll have someone covering for him. He is awesome. The flip side of this is that sometimes I'm stuck waiting for him in his office because he's out delivering someone's baby, but hey, I'll take it.
I had my pedicure this morning but dh was kind of boneheaded (long story) and made it difficult for me -- I had to rush there and rush home and as a consequence, I think the polish adhered to the inside of my socks.
Oh well, the polish really wasn't the point, anyway. I'll book another appointment to go in just before dc's expected birth date and give myself one last treat.