Monday, April 11, 2011

It has been a while

So here is my update. Brian is now on Paternity leave. I am due to be induced on the 14th. I have a Non-stress Test and a tour of labor and delivery on Monday. On Tuesday I have my final OB appointment. Last appointment I had my membranes stripped and that did pretty much nothing lol. I have been having regular contractions today but they have been 30 minutes apart. I have decided to not have an epidural for the labor because the thought of a tube being stuck into my spine makes me nauseated. Plus, without the epidural I will be able to walk and use a birthing ball and sit up during the delivery to allow gravity to help and I will be able to feel to push. We are all packed and ready to go. Both cars have the infant carrier bases installed. We have 3 bags and a boppy laying on the couch ready to be picked up and carried to the car. All I need to do is print off the phone list for my hubby. Brian is excited and nervous lol. On the day of induction I will be waking up at 5:00 to shower and eat. At 6:30 we will call the hospital to make sure there is space available for us. If there isn't I will either have to call back later or call on Friday. When I get admitted they will put an IV in and will start administering Pitocin to enhance my contractions. I am already dilated to at least 2cm so they wont have to dilate me. Xander will be on monitors the whole time because I am high risk. They will wait to see if my water breaks on its own, if it doesn't they will break it for me. I am hoping my body doesn't fight it because they will be inducing me at 39 weeks due to my chronic hypertension and family history. I really would like to avoid a c-section if possible. So yeah Thursday I will more than likely be a mommy. I will definitely post pics afterwards.


  1. I can't wait till Thursday. lol. I am so ready for xander to be here.

  2. 1. - you are already a mommy ;)
    2. - I am feverishly still trying to get my facebook to work
    3. - YAY!!!!!!!
    4. - man I miss you guys.

  3. Good luck!! Hoping for a healthy happy delivery :-)

  4. not to burst bubbles, they usually frown on letting you walk around if the baby needs to be on monitors. found that out the hard way with CJ, but if they let you i'm jealous!! you'll both do wonderful and i can't wait for pics!!

  5. By walk I mean walk to the bathroom, I will not be allowed to leave the room lol.