22 August 2008

and we're off! time to pack!

the long awaited and much anticipated induction process starts tuesday morning, 26 august 08, 9 am. I'm scheduled for my BPP monitoring and then I will get the ripening treatment -- I of course, completely forget the technical/medical term. ripening gel works for me.

there were no tears or hysterics this morning. no drama or screaming at dr f demanding to be put on the "holiday schedule." I got all worked up last week over nothing (thanks to YOU -- finger pointing -- midwife ron.) I'm pleased to say, dr f is a man of his word. from day 1 he said 39 weeks 5 days and that's exactly where I'll be.

"hey! how are you doing?"
"I'm done."
"how does wednesday sound for delivering a baby?"
"... excuse me?... huh? what baby?"

today's internal was killer though. lots of pain and blood (so sorry.) I really thought I would vomit but what else is new. I'm constantly nauseated these days. dr f is hoping the exam may help things start to move along. there has been no progress made since last week. little one is clearly happy happy, comfy cozy where he/she is right now. but it's my time, finally, to have a say in the matter. my opinion counts. get out!

so if there is still no action by tuesday I will spend the night at hospital. if we see some "natural" changes then I can have the gel treatment and then go home and wait for the induction wednesday morning. I'm on the PRIORITY list. how cool is that? let's all hope mother nature is on my side. she should be for crying out loud. I recycle like crazy, eat organic, am vegetarian, use animal-safe products, conserve water, buy energy star appliances, use fluorescent bulbs...

UPDATE: 25 august, 5:30 pm
mucus plug is gone. little one is still here in the belly. no contractions. nothing. plan b ripening gel is a go.

16 comments:

Aunt Becky said...

HOOOORAY!

Cervadil. You're getting cervadil, which I had with my first. Kicked me RIGHT into labor!

Portia P said...

Excellent news.

Loads of luck - v exciting!!

xx

Christi said...

GOOD LUCK!!!

squarepeg said...

Mother nature *should* indeed cut you a break - you deserve it.

I'm so happy that you are nearing the end of this journey - and the beginning of the real one. Anything to liven up NH, right? ;)

I can't wait to hear about the little one. Please know you have been and will be in my thoughts.

Cheers,
E

Diana said...

YAY good luck!!!!

Fertilized said...

Good Luck!

DAVs said...

YAY you have a date. Just imagine, in just a few short days you'll have a baby in your arms :) Can't wait to hear the tale.

Rachel Inbar said...

Well, I definitely think that your use of fluorescent bulbs should give you at least some extra credit points with nature... Lots and lots of luck with the induction (and before then too :-))

Rachel Inbar said...

Well, I definitely think that your use of fluorescent bulbs should give you at least some extra credit points with nature... Lots and lots of luck with the induction (and before then too :-))

becoming-mom said...

Hi!!!
I'm here, alive and well and can't wait for you to join us on the "other side"... it's amazing :)

Wishing you a happy and healthy delivery.

Hillary said...

WAHOO!!!!! You're so close!!!!!!!!!!
Tons of labor dust and good thoughts coming your way - can't wait to hear how it goes.
Cheers!

Adrian n Tashida said...

Good Luck tomorrow!

Leah said...

Thinking of you today! Good luck!

Trish said...

Hoping you have a big healthy baby in your arms right now!

Cindy Nguyen said...

Just checking in....thinking of you and hoping all is well.

sara said...

Wishing you the best of luck and I hope you get to meet your little one soon!