Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Baby Time?

You may remember that I had a doctor's appointment today, and we were going to decide whether to go forward with an induction on Friday. I was really praying for clear direction going into the appointment. My blood pressure was surprisingly good when we got there. Especially considering I was kind of nervous/anxious about making a decision. My doctor checked me and I was 2-3 centimeters and 50% effaced. I was super happy to have made progress! :) My doctor then said, "Since your cervix is so favorable, things should go really well on Friday." I said, "So it's definitely Friday?" And she said it was! Guess I got my clear answer! She then explained that she doesn't think we are gaining enough by continuing the pregnancy to make it worth the risk of complications because of my blood pressure. So, like I've said from the beginning, I trust her opinion, and I'm at peace with the decision. Although this isn't the way I envisioned my labor/birth going originally, my goal has always been a healthy baby (and mommy!), and if this is the way my doctor thinks that will be best achieved, then that's what I want to do.

I have to be at the hospital at 5:30 AM Friday (yikes!), and my doctor will break my water sometime after that, and we'll just go from there. Please keep us in your prayers! I'm SO excited, but I'm also nervous. It's just more nerve-wracking when you know it's coming! One great thing about going into labor on your own is that you never know when it's coming, and so there isn't much time to get super nervous beforehand :) But, like I said, I have a peace about it. We appreciate any and all prayers for a smooth delivery!

Oh, and it would be totally fine with me if I go into labor myself before Friday, so feel free to pray for that too! ;) Thanks, friends!


Nathalie said...

How exciting!! Wishing you all the best for a safe and happy delivery!

Amy said...

SO EXCITING!!!! I was induced w/both of my girls and had wonderful experiences. I will be praying for continued peace for you and for everything to go smoothly on Friday. I can't wait to "meet" your sweet baby girl!!
(and bonus: yay for the end of bed rest in sight!) :)

Whitney said...

I'm so excited for you! You have made good progress so induction should be a breeze. My bed rest will wend today because my BP was still up. Don't get discouraged if that happens to you. Now I'll be checking for baby news from you tomorrow. I'll be praying for you!

Mary Louis Quinn said...

That's exciting! That's about what my progress was when I was induced with my first and it went really fast! I had a great experience! And look at the bright side of having an induction scheduled- you can plan and have a whole day beforehand to get last minute things done. It's kinda nice! :)

Jennifer said...

I can't wait to hear how things go Friday! I'll be praying for you and your whole family as you transition to this new stage in your lives!