Wednesday, March 27, 2013

It's go time...

As I type this, I am sitting in the hospital with cervadil in place and monitors on my belly preparing for a 6am induction tomorrow morning.  WHOA!  At my appointment this week, my doctor agreed that if we're going to get her out, we needed to move.  She suggested Thursday (as she is working tomorrow), and I said heck yes.  Much to my dismay, the hospital said they couldn't get me in until next Wednesday (Greer's actual due date, ironically enough), so we were scheduled then.  Something did not feel right to me about waiting that long and blindly going in for an induction, so I called my doctor the next morning (yesterday) and left her a message.  I am pretty sure she didn't even know how long the hospital had pushed me out.  Within two hours, I received a phone call that something had "opened up" (i.e., pretty sure Dr. W pulled some strings) and I needed to be at the hospital at 5:30 today to start cervadil and they'd begin my induction at 6:00am Thursday!  What is crazy is that I did not ask for a certain date or anything, and it just happens that this is the day I've been saying I wanted her to be born.  It is the day before my birthday, and we also have a funny thing in my family with a bunch of birthdays in a row except the 28th was no one.

I was not dilated or anything at my appointment and still was not when I came in today.  However, I did start to have regular, stronger contractions (I'd call them intense Braxton Hicks or really weak real ones) after acupuncture yesterday.  Now that I'm hooked up to a monitor (and of course they've even increased since we've been here), it's crazy to see how close together they are.  Again, they are super weak (not painful, just uncomfortable), so I wouldn't exactly call them progress but they are happening.  So, we'll just see what happens.  I am cool with a c-section if that's what happens, but I obviously hope this works!  I also hope that I'm still not in labor at this time tomorrow.  Ha!

So, anyway, I am sure things are about to get really crazy in my life but I will try to post an update as soon as possible announcing our little girl.  Hard to believe we're here.  It still doesn't seem real and I really don't know when it will.  I said after she's in my arms, but one of my friends said in 6-12 months.  Ha!  So thankful to God for His perfect timing and provision.  The waiting sucks.  So bad.  I don't forget, believe me.  But the end reward is going to be so worth it.  Psalm 127:3

Oh, and for the record, my prediction is that she will weigh 6 lb 8 oz, be 19" long and have light brown hair (that will eventually be blonde).  Matt says 7 lb 8 oz, 20" long and bald.  :)  Also have other people in on this but we'll just memorialize our guesses here for now.  Winner gets the glory.  (Oh, and someone just had a baby... they play a lullaby whenever a baby is born here... this is #3 in the 3.5 hours we've been here and I LOVE it.)

Last weekly bump picture!!

Is this real life?  Right before we left for the hospital.

5 comments:

The Granberrys said...

I'm so so excited! Can't wait to hear the official announcement!

Lisa said...

Congrats and good luck!!

CrysHouse said...

I am so jealous. I'm here trying acupressure to get something regular going...

Alyse said...

I'm so excited for you! I've been checking your FB just to make sure I don't miss it! Love you!

The Lawrences said...

Yay!!! Oh my goodness so excited for you and can not wait to see that sweet little girl!! Happy Birthday to you today (and hopefully Greer made her grand entrance yesterday!!). xoxo