Friday, April 30, 2010

WOW... 39 weeks & the plan

Our appt yesterday went well... as usual Nate and I are doing well on the medical side of things!!!!

I was checked to see if I was making progress towards labor and I am.... we are 2-3cm dilated and 70% effaced! My midwife was amazed that I wasn't in labor yet and emphasized that it could be really ANY TIME!!! which is encouraging :)

The last two days and then when I got home, I have been really crampy and sore. Tonight was the worst so Brian sent me to bed after dinner tonight ( I "snuck" my laptop in with me.... to UPDATE you, of course... LOL!!). And honestly, laying down I feel sooo much better!!! Standing or sitting up I have a TON of pelvic pressure, like Nate is going to fall out:)

I don't remember having this much pressure with Lydia or Chris.... with Chris I had NO clue he was coming!!! Brian and I enjoyed 2 date-meals after I was 40 weeks when we were waiting around for Lydia!!!!

Because I have made some progress towards labor and because of Nate's size, scheduling an induction was discussed. I'll be honest that I really, really didn't want to go this route just because it's nice to know that Baby is ready and Chris' labor IV, tube-free was wonderful!!

But I was informed that I'd have to have an IV anyway to administer the antibiotics regardless if I was induced or not..... WHY!!????!!! Group Strep B??? Never had it before, didn't even know what it was or knew I had it until our final conversation at this last appt!!

So one of my MAIN reasons for not being induced was gone!! My body has been fine with induction before. I am about to DROP this baby out now. And we could pick who delivers Nate and make arrangements for the kids if we had a particular date....

so we scheduled the induction!

Bright and early Tuesday morning, May 4th.... which seems like forever right now:)

Honestly, my midwife thinks I'll be at the hospital before then anyway!!! I like that it's enough time for my body and Nate to act if they are going to. And I may not even need pitocin if I continue to dilate (whoo -hooo!!!). And we think it will keep Nate from getting too big (although it's only days from my actual due date which is May 7th!).

I read this set of verses weeks ago and they have stuck with me.... they are kind of a stretch to fit my (tough end of preggo) situation since it's talking about a much bigger "trial" - persecution of believers and looking ahead to eternal rest and glory....

For our present troubles are small and won’t last very long. Yet they produce for us a glory that vastly outweighs them and will last forever! So we don’t look at the troubles we can see now; rather, we fix our gaze on things that cannot be seen. For the things we see now will soon be gone, but the things we cannot see will last forever.

2 Corinthians 4:17,18

But it's still a challenge to me !!! NOT to dwell on the "little" troubles that cause discomfort right now... I need to have the bigger picture in my view...

which is soon to hold a new, sweet, amazing blessing that we have been given to nurture & care for!!!

*** I also need to thank our community and church members for their willingness to be called to come sit with the kids when we do go into labor. I'm thankful at how many have volunteered!! They have also been a blessing to us this week with revival meals, leftovers and help with the kids so I could enjoy the services myself!!! Oh, and gotta love those guys running to the carpet place to plead with the installation people to finish the job before Nate arrives... LOL!!!


Amanda @ My Everyday said...

Woohoo! We're going to have them very close! I'm scheduled for that night.

I don't want to discourage you but I've been 2-3 and 70% and 0 station (I assume because he just said, "Well there she is right there SUPER LOW") since 36 weeks. UHG! I've been in pain since then on. Crampy, contractions, mucus... Its really frustrating to think it could be any moment and its not! Now I'm hoping she stays in until afternoon on sunday so I can make it to Cirque Du Soleil. :)

Maybe you will be lucky and go today!!

Angela said...

So glad you had a good check-up. It's wonderful to know that you'll have Nate in your arms by next Tuesday. Please let us know if you need ANYTHING. PLease try to get some rest this weekend.

I know it sounds wierd with these last days being so difficult, but try to enjoy these last fews days of having Nate inside you. You'll miss being pregnant one day :)

Amy - AKA - TigerMommie said...

It's funny, I thought the same thing that maybe the baby is leaving 29 open for another
I have a feeling he may be coming before the induction......

Drea said...

I hope he comes on his own 2, but u have done the induction route so we all know u will be fine either way :)
Thats odd they JUST NOW told you abt ur group B strep, didnt they do that test like at 36 weeks?! weird. I had it with Caleb but not with my other two.. its fine, the antibiotics are a wee bit uncomfortable tho, they feel really cold going in but nothing you cant handle :-D

I cant wait to meet him.

Stam House said...

Wow so you are slowly progressing!!! Walking helps, some say a bumpy ride would too!

Some married couple time is what did it for us (twice!!!) their is acupressure point on your ankles that might trigger things so go faster!

all of these are natural and might or might not work but it's worth trying them right!

Praying for labor to start on it's own and that baby and you will be well :-)

Jenny said...

You are getting so close! I think you'll be in before May 4th as well!

Ashley said...

You must be so excited to see the end in sight! I hope you are resting well and feeling good. I can't wait to hear that you are a happy, healthy family of 6!