Monday, August 6, 2012

Last appointment

Sorry for not posting earlier! Just completely forgot to b/c I was tired & hungry lol.

So this morning's appointment went well. Had my u/s and Zoe was being a stubborn sleepy baby. She's still looking good though and is still only estimated to be just over 7lbs. So PHEW! Thought she was going to be estimated to over 8. I know there's still a chance that she could be 9lbs or so though.

The u/s tech reassured me that her head was also not too big lol. My vagina silently thanked her :P

Saw the doc after that and learned that my cervix has done absolutely nothing. Still about 1cm and 50-75% effaced. Really?? Geeeeeeeeze
I was TOTALLY wrong about her coming early. Hell, by the way my body ISN'T reacting... I probably would've gone well past the due date.

Anyway... the OB said that I was in a grey area. If I wanted, I could come in tonight to try out the cervidil, BUT it may not do anything. Or I could just wait until tomorrow to come in.
So I picked tomorrow. One more restful day at home sounds better than the hospital. Although we are going to have to wake up at like 4:30 to get ready. Bleh.

I also asked about how long it usually takes for induced babies to arrive. And on average she said about 12-18hours. Hopefully Zoe will make her appearance sooner or at least within that timeframe.

Also asked about the epidural and pushing. She said by the time it's time to push, I shouldn't be in pain but should still feel a lot of pressure like I have to poo really bad and hopefully will be able to tell if I'm pushing correctly.

Also learned that I can ask for the epidural whenever I want. I don't have to be a certain cm dilated before I can get it, although I will have to have the 2 IV bags of fluid in me before I can get it, but that shouldn't be a problem.

Uhm, oh I also asked about c-section and when they would decide if one should be done.
She told me that usually if I've been induced, and there is no progress in about 12hrs, then they'll give me the option of going home and coming back another time, or just getting the c-sec done (if baby is still ok and they haven't broken my water).
Also, if I've stalled. Like say I'm stuck at 6cm dilated for a very long extended amount of time... they'll want to do one then.
And of course if baby or myself aren't doing well.
So that's good to know.

I think that's it. Gosh... so weird, exciting, scary to think that tomorrow, we're gonna be parents! I so can not wait to meet this little lady.
And even though I am ready to not be pregnant, it's going to be weird going back to normal.

I'll update again, maybe tomorrow morning if things aren't too hectic. If not, then I'll update when we're home. Both on this blog and the TTC one :)


Anonymous said...

OMG YAY!!! Thinking of you!!!

Shannon said...

How exciting!!!! Can't wait to hear how it goes and see pics of Zoe. Good luck!

Anonymous said...

Hi, I am just curious as to why you are being induced? You still have a week to go, and baby shows no signs of distress as of yet...
Please don't take as a negative thing, I was just wondering if you would comment on why?

hope4twp said...

Good luck tomorrow! Can't wait to hear the news, I have been following your story and am very excited for you! PS Did you see the IL couple who did the Star Wars room for their son? I thought of you. It's on Yahoo frontpage...!