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#1 of 25 Old 10-11-2010, 02:18 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I saw my OB this morning, my bp was the same as last week so she said I could do whatever I want (stay on bedrest till I go into labor spontaneously, which would probably be at least another week, induction, or c/s). Right now I've just got some trace protein in my urine, but I'm really not interested in pushing my luck now that I'm past my edd. We did a NST and baby looked good. The on call doc for today is the one who handled my 2nd trimester m/c, she's really super sweet and definitely my number 2 pick for delivery. They pulled some strings to get me in today, if I waited till tomorrow morning I'd probably end up delivering with an on call doc I've never met (I'm sure he's nice, I'd just rather have Dr. S or Dr. G and starting tonight gives me the best chance of having one of them!)

Anyway, I'm ready to meet Finnegan but obviously nervous about induction. Thankfully since I've had a successful vaginal birth the odds are in my favor that it will go well, assuming my bp stays under control.

They're going to start my with a foley cath and then do some pit. So, I hope it works out well, and my ob is optimistic (and she's pretty pragmatic, if she thought my chances sucked she'd tell me ), but I'm open to whatever happens! Ob thinks based on my vba2c labor it will take about 12 hours, so hopefully by around 4am my little guy will be here safe and sound!
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Good luck, CherryBomb! That's exciting and scary and exciting all at the same time!! I hope the induction goes smoothly and you have a good birth and you're holding your sweet little boy soon!

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God speed mama and baby!!

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All the best CB! I'm looking forward to hearing of Finnegan's safe arrival

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Good luck! Looking forward to hearing updates.
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Good luck with the induction! I'll be thinking of you and checking for updates.

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Good luck with everything, I will keep you in my thoughts today. Can't wait to hear of your baby boys arrival!

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Good luck CherryBomb! Come on out, Finnegan!

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Good luck Cherry! I'll be thinking about you. for a quick, safe birth of your son.

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More ELV's your way mama! Good Luck

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best of luck to you cherry!

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Good luck, I hope everything goes smoothly and quickly.

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Good luck, mama! I'm so excited for you that you get to meet your son tonight!

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Thanks everyone! L&D was super busy so they actually just got the foley bulb inserted about 20 minutes ago. I've been having contractions all afternoon and evening on my own, anyway, and when she went to put it in I was already close to 2cm and very soft, baby at -1. I've been having lots of mucousy discharge all evening, too (clear though) so it looks like he was getting close to coming on his own, anyway. Also, since I've been in bed most of the time, my bp has been good, so yay! My ctx were getting regular already so the OB said she's not even going to start the pit yet because she thinks the bulb alone might kick me into labor.
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wonderful news!

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Best wishes!! Looking forward to reading the good news!!
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ELV! Hope things are going well.

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Thinking of you!

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Excellent! Enjoy your new little babe!

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Took a nap and when I woke up my foley bulb had fallen out, 4cm and the OB broke my water. Still contracting on my own so she hasn't started any pit yet. Ctx are definitely getting stronger!
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Thinking about you!! Hoping it all goes smoothly.
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Hope things are going well, looking forward to an update!!

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Looking forward to an update.

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Good luck. Hopefully you are holding your baby now.
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Hope you are holding your baby!

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