Monday, 31 December 2007

The End is Near!

Well, I had my appointment at 9:45 this morning, and very little change. I dilated maybe another 1/2 cm or so, but nothing exciting!

We then discussed what was next. He said that at this point, he wouldn't oppose if I wanted to do an elective induction. He said that he wouldn't let me go past 41 weeks regardless, that an while an induction has an increased risk for a c-section (statistically, 30%) that so is having a large baby who might not fit through the pelvis.. He estimated that she is about 8.5lbs right now between what she was measuring at my last ultrasound and on palpation today.

After some thought, we opted for induction on Friday. That will give her 5 more days (counting today) to make it on her own, and if she doesn't at least Mom will still be here when she does come and letting her go another full two weeks to grow, I could increase the risks of having a c-section regardless. I go in at midnight on Thursday to get induced (unless labor begins on it's own before then), and we go from there!

So that's the update.. hard to imagine by this time next week, we'll have a BABY in our house! I do admit that I'm pretty nervous. I really don't want a c-section, but at the same time I'm not looking forward to pushing out a big baby. I hope he's off on his guestimate at least a little! All I know is that I'll do everything I can, and I hope it will be enough to get the job done on my own!

Also, our shipment came today. Wow, we have a lot of STUFF. We managed to get quite a bit unpacked today, though there's still quite a bit to do. We did have a few losses, a coffee table, a dresser, a book case and our desk were pretty much demolished. Oh, and our night stand for our bed. Hopefully they will be quick to come out and look at the stuff so we can get reimbursed and get some replacements.

I have a feeling we will all sleep well tonight. Not sure if we will make it until midnight or not! That's all for now, I'll update more when I know more.

Happy new year to everyone!!!


Amora said...

Wow! Congrats! It's kind of exciting to know *at least* when you'll have a baby, huh?

I totally thought of you today! I was at the doctor's office, and was suddenly surrounded by pregnant women. My favorite was a pregnant woman with her Coast Guard husband and FOUR little boys. I know she must have been trying for a girl...but what will happen if she has a 5th boy!? LOL. Anyway, the boys were SO well behaved, and the husband was calm as a clam when she went in and left him with the four boys in the waiting room.

Next, a young couple came out carrying a newborn in a carrier. Then a lady came in and sat two chairs down from me. She was probably 8 months pregnant. Then another girl sat down...she said she was due in 4 weeks, but had already been in labor 3 times in the past two weeks. Next this other girl came in...she was about 7.5 months. She talked about being excited, and having her baby shower, etc.

It all made me SO sad! I want a baby, and I swear, I live vicariously through every pregnant lady I see! I want that to be me.

I'd had some recent health issues, and my doctor told me NOT to get pregnant right now. Today at my check up, she said things were better, and gave me the green light! That puts my mind at ease a little...we won't be "trying," but we won't be "not trying." Honestly, I'd like to get a little more of a grasp on my health issues before we really try.

Anyway. Enough about me!

I'm so excited for you guys! Hard to believe the little one will be here SO soon! Will Drew update your blog to let us know when she arrives, date/time/name/weight, etc? I know, I'm so impatient!

I can't WAIT to see new baby pictures! In the meantime, you've heard about all the tricks...walk, bumpy car rides, even *cough* sex! (That might be kinda weird with your mom in the house though!)

Whatever you decide, get with it! We want to meet the new little one!

Good luck to you guys!

Amity said...

Good luck Jen! I'll be thinking of you tonight and sending prayers for a smooth delivery with a healty baby L!