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It's 5pm here. They're inducing me in a couple of hours.

This means having bub in the maternity unit of the hospital, not in the Birth Centre, although I'll have my Birth Centre midwife with me at the hospital.

They decided today that my BP was far too high to let me go home, so whether I like it or not, this is how it's going to happen.

So we've come home for an hour or so now to collect my things and have dinner.

I'll try to update overnight if I can. I think it's more likely that I'll be spending the whole night crying though. I know - I'll finally get to meet our little man, but this just isn't how I wanted to do it, and it's going to take me a little bit to wrap my head around it.

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Mama. I'm sorry things are not going how you had hoped. That is never easy! The only thing you can do now is try to make the best of it. I know, easier said than done.
I hope that you get to hold your LO soon.
You will be in my thoughts and prayers!

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I'm so sorry . I know how you feel about accepting something different than you want for birth. Holding your LO will make a lot of it better but some feelings are just still there.

Can't wait to hear news of a HEALTHY baby and HEALTHY mama :::

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I echo what Alicia said! to you!!

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I hope the induction goes fast and you get to meet your little man soon.. Congratulations!
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I totally get the feelings over it not going as planned, but go easy on yourself. You'll be holding your sweet babe in a little bit!

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I'm so sorry . I know how you feel about accepting something different than you want for birth. Holding your LO will make a lot of it better but some feelings are just still there.

Can't wait to hear news of a HEALTHY baby and HEALTHY mama :::
Ditto! You are in my thoughts today, update when you can! Best wishes and enjoy every moment of meeting your little man!

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Sorry to hear about the induction. I hope all goes well. I too know the feeling of not getting the birth you wanted (my boys) but LO will be in your arms very soon. Look forward to hearing about healthy baby and Mama.

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Sorry to hear... I had to have pitocin, IVs, all the things I didn't want, so I know how disappointing it is... but what birth goes as expected anyway? It will happen the way it's meant to happen, all you can do is what you have to do.

Just keep your mind on meeting your precious son soon, both of you being healthy and happy. You can do it.

*hugs* Good luck... we'll all be thinking of you.

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s Thinking about you, good luck!
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i was induced with my dd1, you can do this. you will do great. baby will do great!!!!!
good luck!!!!!!
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Thinking about you today. I have been induced too with #1. I hope it all goes well, despite not being your ideal birth plan.
Just think of this little guy waiting to be held :-)

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Been crazy busy but stopped in to check on you! im sorry you have to go through induction. its not easy, but you will have your sweet guy with you very soon and he will be worth it! Hugs and positive thoughts for you!
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Sorry to hear about the induction; I'll be thinking of you and hoping all is going well today (hopefully you're already holding your little one, or close to it). Looking forward to a happy update!

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will be thinking of you and hoping that all goes well for your induction. I know its not how you wanted it to be but you will soon have your LO in your arms!!Goodluck mama!
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Thanks girls. Just hanging around the hospital now. Updating quickly on the phone. They've given me two rounds of prostin gel. If labour hasn't started in 3 hours time they'll either give me one more or break my waters if they can.

So far I've been bored crazy, had a few pains, and thrown up in my breakfast

Knowing you're all there waiting is big comfort!

Our baby boy, Kynan Glenn, born 6 June 09
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Thinking of you and hoping all goes smoothly as you welcome your little one into the world!

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Thanks girls. Just hanging around the hospital now. Updating quickly on the phone. They've given me two rounds of prostin gel. If labour hasn't started in 3 hours time they'll either give me one more or break my waters if they can.

So far I've been bored crazy, had a few pains, and thrown up in my breakfast

Knowing you're all there waiting is big comfort!
The pains are good..That means something is happening. Just hope yours doesn't come like mine did..I was having pains on top of pains.

I threw up too. Twice.

You can do this! I'm thinking positive for you. Don't feel defeated..By this time tomorrow you will be holding your baby. I've got my snuggle monster sleeping on my chest right now, and whenever I think of how I wish I didn't have to induce, I look at his little face and forget all about me, it's all about him.
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Wishing you lots of luck for a good birth. I'm so sorry things aren't going as you wished for them. I can't wait to hear about your new little one.
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You're very right. Must keep remembering that he'll be here in just a few hours now.

It's now 7pm. Had third round of prostin at 2pm. Doc said I'm not dilated at all and cervix is still posterior. I get checked again in one hour. If still the same I get one more prostin, then wait till morning to see if i'm ready for syntocinon drip. If not, we may be looking at a c-section. Keep your fingers crossed for me.

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You're very right. Must keep remembering that he'll be here in just a few hours now.

It's now 7pm. Had third round of prostin at 2pm. Doc said I'm not dilated at all and cervix is still posterior. I get checked again in one hour. If still the same I get one more prostin, then wait till morning to see if i'm ready for syntocinon drip. If not, we may be looking at a c-section. Keep your fingers crossed for me.
Hoping it starts picking up for you soon!

I had vomiting and shivers during most of my labor with G. I have no idea why. Normally doesn't hit until transition so I kept getting excited for nothing! hehe

Come on baby!!!

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Good luck and best wishes AustGirl, you've been in my thoughts! Hoping it goes as naturally and painlessly as it can.

I am looking at the same on Thursday if he doesn't come on his own before then.

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Been thinking about you today! Hope things are moving along for you.
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Thinking about you! Hope things are going well!

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Checking in and betting you are holding your sweet baby now!

Sewin earthlovin : Mama to my 8 yr old, 6 yr old and lil' baby : born 6/11/09.
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Quickly checking in to update.

Our little boy was born June 6th at 8.38pm via c/s. Will post full story as soon as I can, but we are both recovering well.

Our baby boy, Kynan Glenn, born 6 June 09
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Congratulations on the arrival of your little boy! :: Sending you lots of smooth recovery thoughts.

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: Yay! Hope you are resting and enjoying your sweet little bundle. Can't wait to see pictures and your story. Welcome to your baby! ::

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