Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Baby Update

The doctor said today it could be any time this week. They've actually scheduled an induction for Monday (1/21) if I haven't had the baby by then as they don't want me to go past my due date. I have an ultrasound tomorrow to make sure this baby is pointed the right way, but otherwise I'm feeling fine.

5 comments:

Christine said...

How exciting! I hope he decides to arrive without an induction. If it does come to that... tell them to start the pitocin drip at the minimum dosage. If they crank it it's practically a guarantee of needing an epidural (even though I think you said you were getting one anyway) and it won't feel gentle, either! Remember not to just stay in bed... walk, walk, walk. It helps the baby come down :-) OK, I'll quit mother-henning you.

Jennie W said...

Supposedly the hospital is very light on drugs - why we choose them, so hopefully they make it go well. And I'm not set on an epidural, just not set against it either. Actually they say I'm already dilated 2-3 cm, so hopefully it will be an easy (and short) labor. I can dream.....

Liz said...

Good luck Mommy! I was induced with Will (not pitocin, but something else), and it was just fine...probably helped speed things along which is a plus.

Also, I opted for pain meds (our hospital doesn't have an anesthesiologist in town, so no epidural unless in an emergency or planned C-section) and they were so great. I remember telling Erik, "The contractions are getting easier, and my head feels all fuzzy." Ah, the memories that don't get blocked from the pain are good memories!

Nicole said...

The grapevine tells me that you won't be needing that ultrasound...

Congratulations, mom!

The Tour Marm said...

Carl Sandburg once wrote; “A baby is God's opinion that life should go on. Never will a time come when the most marvelous recent invention is as marvelous as a newborn baby. The finest of our precision watches, the most super-colossal of our supercargo planes don't compare with a newborn baby in the number and ingenuity of coils and springs, in the flow and change of chemical solutions, in timing devises and interrelated parts that are irreplaceable.”

I hope your labor is short, but the happiness your child brings into your life is eternal.