Monday, December 21, 2009

Update

My contractions are close... about 3-5 minutes apart. One might wander why I am still here, instead of driving to the hospital... simple - they have stopped so many times, that I want to be sure! I will wait for a few more contractions to verify. These contractions are pressure, but no pain. I ought to be feeling pain, if a baby is coming...

Everyone here is getting a little antsy... they would all really like me just to go in and get this show on the road. Since I am already overdue, everyone is hoping that the OB will just break my bag of waters or induce me.... hmmm... those are the two reasons that I have not yet gone in. I want to do this as naturally as possible.

As it is, if I do not go into labor tonight, I have an OB appointment tomorrow at 3pm. She mentioned last week that (if I should be late) she would induce me at that time.

So... it looks pretty certain that tonight will be my last night as a pregnant mama. Either I go in to deliver naturally, or she induces me tomorrow afternoon. I pray that God will let it be all natural. I really hate being induced. I have a high pain tolerance, but being induced hurts worse than the normal labor/delivery pains. Plus, do we really know what these medicines do to Baby?! I do not like taking any risks with Baby's health. Yet, I will submit to being induced tomorrow... so long as the OB agrees to begin with the absolute lowest possible dose of the "Pit."

Please God, I will not have to worry about these issues... May He, in His great mercy, deliver my Baby before it comes to that point!

4 comments:

mhudson said...

Do you know if baby is engaged, or floating?
There was a mama up here who went through something similiar, and her baby ended up having his hand over his nose, plus he had a short cord, so he took forever to get engaged.
She did all kinds of exercises and he finaly wedged in place.

Bethany said...

Last Tuesday the Baby was still "floating." I will not know more until this afternoon.
Bethany

homespun mommy said...

Just wanted to let you know, I am always overdue. With baby 3 dr. broke my water and I requested (ok nicely demanded) NO pit. I slowly but surely was able to go naturally. Just some encouragement. We are praying at the Heger house!

RoseAnn

Steve and Paula said...

OK, that is funny, I was a t my hubby's work last night, and I signed into blogger properly,a dn it still used his bosses link!!
So, thats me above writing under MHudson !!!
Gracious!
Praying this is a good baby day for you.
Paula