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Old 10-13-2010, 12:45 AM - Thread Starter
 
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I'm crossposting from BSL Grads and Q&P thread, I know... I'm lazy and I suck.

CJ and I are doing wonderfully according to NST and BPP, but I'm going to begin induction Thursday night (Cervidil first). I have so much amniotic fluid that she's still just floating around in there happy as a clam, and apparently putting no pressure on my cervix. Tight as a drum. And, I know that they can be WAY off with these things, but there's concern about her size. I could have waited till Sunday to get things started, but in all honesty, because DP only gets 5 days off of work, I really would like to wrap up our hospital stay this weekend and have her home to bond with the baby and be with me next week. I guess "making it" till 41+4 or 5 is still pretty much toughing it out till the bitter end (the midwife practice I'm with only "lets" you go till 42... which I knew going in).

SOOOOO.... unless something crazy happens and I go into labor on my own, we move on to this plan B, which will likely involve Pitocin (DAMMIT!) but I'm really trying to be positive and embrace it.

Any good vibes you can muster Thursday and Friday are so very appreciated. Hey, at least I know we're definitely having a baby before next week. I just can't wait to meet her at this point. Of course, I still hope for a very positive experience.

We're not announcing the induction to the world (only family and close friends), because we're already tired of all the questions and "pressure;" we don't want any more. We'll let people know when she's actually here. They don't need a play-by-play

xo to all! Hope everyone is well.

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you're a trooper, lyndz. good luck to you and your partner--i'll be thinking of you this week. i'm so excited for you to finally meet and hold your little CJ!
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your way. Best prayers for a positive birth and healthy little girl

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I'm going to post more in Q&P, but coming your way! You can do it! It's so exciting that you'll get to finally meet CJ in a few days!

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I completely understand!! Good luck! The birthing center here is the same way. They won't deliver past 42 weeks either. In fact, neither will our hospital here. You've come a long way. You're almost done sweetie. Rest and enjoy these last few hours. And you're right. Not everyone needs a play-by-play. That's exhausting!

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Good luck! I hope all goes well! ELVs!

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I completely understand!! Good luck! The birthing center here is the same way. They won't deliver past 42 weeks either. In fact, neither will our hospital here. You've come a long way. You're almost done sweetie. Rest and enjoy these last few hours. And you're right. Not everyone needs a play-by-play. That's exhausting!
So what happens if a woman walks into the hospital in labor past 42 weeks? I highly doubt they'd be able to refuse her service.

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Just focus on the positive, your going to have your baby soon and most inductions go good. You might want to ask you midwife if you labor gets going with the cyrvidil and pitocin if you can shut off the pitocin and see if it will continue to progress normally.

Also once your water is broken it might progress quite normally and you could turn off the pitocin.

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Best of luck with the induction, everything will go just fine! So exciting you will be meeting your baby soon. Can't wait to hear of her arrival!

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i hope you go into labor before thursday night, but if not - best wishes!!! you will be holding your sweet baby very soon
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I've been at two inductions w this practice and I will say for what it is they do it well. Will be thinking about you guys!!

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Good luck, Lyndzies! I was induced last Friday, and while my birthing plan certainly flew out the window, my day ended with a vaginally birthed healthy baby girl. That is all one could ask for. I know you guys are super excited, and I'll be thinking about you tomorrow. All the luck in the world to you and your partner!!!

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Wow!! Good luck and I hope that all goes very well.

Who knows, maybe you'll go into labour tonight...


btw: you seem at ease with the plan (which is great) and I'm not trying to give unsolicited advice, but in my case castor oil worked really well when induction was on my horizon. I took two tbsp's an hour apart, followed by a chaser of orange juice. No nausea, but I was definitely "cleansed" by the time I went into labour. On the other hand, I possible would have gone into labour anyway at 41 +2...
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You will be in my thoughts all day tomorrow! Sending you lots of love and peace for your birth!!

You seem like such a strong woman.....your gonna be great!

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I'm sure it will go great! ELV for you and I'm so happy you have your little girl in your arms soon
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Good luck Lyndzies!!! I hope you have a wonderful labor and enjoy the bliss of meeting your baby soon!

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Thanks so much, everyone! I'm trying to remain peaceful and positive, and can't believe I'm going to have a baby in the next couple of days! Holy sh*t, it's finally time!

Heading in at 5pm tonight... hopefully I can keep the nerves at bay.

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Blessings for a smooth and lovely birthing, Lyndzies! Good luck You'll be snuggling a newborn soon enough!

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Best wishes tonight! I will be thinking about you!
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You can do it! Can't wait for your birth story!!

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Thinking about you. Looking forward to hearing your story.

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DDCC I hope everything goes smoothly for you and your holding her in no time!

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I hope everything goes well for you, Lyndzies. FWIW, I had to use pitocin during my labor, and while it wasn't fun, it was doable w/o pain meds. Use your hypnobabies and just get through it one contraction at a time.

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I'm thinking of you! You're probably at the hospital now, staying calm and relaxed. You can do it! ELV's Come on CJ!

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I hope all is going well, you are in my thoughts!

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thinking of you today!!!!

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Hope it's going well! We're thinking of you!
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Hope you are doing well!!

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Blessings for a smooth and lovely birthing,

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You're in my thoughts too. Looking forward to hearing baby news

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