Wednesday, July 05, 2006

T+5 days

Eric made a startling discovery this weekend, I am passed the due date and no longer in the T- countdown. I am now T +! We pretty much spent most of the morning at the Dr. He was pretty concerned that we should start with the induction tomorrow, not wanting me to go any longer past my due date. I was pretty nervous about going for the induction, being that I don't really want any drugs at all. He said that I am still thick, not totally ready like I thought the other Dr told me last week. So, he suggested the prostaglandin tomorrow, if it doesn't work, I can go home...they don't have to start the pit. He also said I could get up and move around after an hour or so. Talking to the doula after the appointment she said she has never heard of them sending someone home if the gel doesn't work. I am going to have to make sure that they will let me go home if that doesn't work, or allow me to hobble over to radiology and do the non-stress test and other things, if that doesn't work out. Whatever. I am still hoping that I will miraculously go into labor on my own tonight, but since none of the know 'natural labor inducers' have worked, do I have much of a chance?

2 comments:

Amy F. said...

Wow Mel....It's hard to believe you could give birth as soon as tomorrow!!! Well I hope the gel works so you don't have to deal with anything else....Maybe you'll get lucky and go into labor tonight....Try jumping on a trampoline or something...hehe....Good luck tomorrow....I hope everything goes well! Tell Eric to keep us up to date on what's going on.....WOOHOO....No more work for you!!! :o)

Anonymous said...

Mel -
We'll be thinking of you guys tomorrow. I've never known someone to not end up with a baby after that gel thing (maybe one day later at the most). I can relate to the past due business... Hang in there. You're ALMOST DONE! Then the real fun begins.
:)