Friday, June 5, 2009

Absolutely NOTHING.

Apparently I'm sealed up tighter than a vault. ~Blah~ That is not what I wanted or expected to hear. Dr. R didn't seem too surprised given how hard it was to induce me with Lily. After talking to my mom, she had to be induced with both Lee and I because she never made progress on her own so I guess it runs in the family. The good news is Miss Thing will be well baked before her arrival! That really is the most important thing here. I did not want her to come early as it is so much healthier for babies to make it to 39-40 weeks. I'm definitely not someone who's ~trying~ to get the baby out early. That would not be what is best for her and just plan selfish of me.

I have another appt next Wednesday to see how things are progressing (or not!). Dr. R doesn't seem concerned about any of this so we're just going to follow his lead. He does not want me to go too long just because Miss Thing is a big girl and I'm so hard to induce. Perfect scenerio would be that I would go into labor on my own next week. Reality is leading more towards having to induce because of size and my vault-like cervix. Plus Dr. R wants to get Miss Thing out by or around 40 weeks to avoid any possible complications that increase when the baby stays in mom longer than 40 weeks. We know all is well with Miss Thing so he doesn't want anything to go wrong (which we appreciate) especially given our history. I didn't realize that the chance of stillbirth increases significantly after the baby is past 41-42 weeks.

So it's back to waiting but not for much longer! The good news is I'm getting so much done around the house that we'll have hardly any projects left after Miss Thing gets here! Well, I won't but Lance will as he's been working his tush off with work. He figures he'll have time after Miss Thing is here to do house things while she and I are sleeping or feeding or whatever!

It's a Happy Friday here! It looks like an indoor day as it's very overcast/going to rain and windy. The to-do list includes calling the crib company to harass them again, moving some of Miss Thing's clothes downstairs so I can fit the rest of the smaller sizes in her closet, horse stuff paperwork... we'll see from there! Hope everyone has a great weekend!

7 comments:

Birdee said...

Hopefully you'll go into labor on your own, I've seen some women go in one day and be dilated to a zero, and go into labor that night. I’m hoping with me (and for you too) with going through labor last year, that our bodies will remember a little better (vs. a few years in between) and things will run smoother. ::sigh:: dang bodies. FX crossed for you to have progress next week.

Birdee said...

Oh, and KUP on the crib. I dont know why it bothers me they havent delivered it yet. But I seriously want to know WTF?

Jen said...

Just remember that those internal exams can give you mixed signals. I know so many women who made great progress by 36 weeks but then were overdue. Or others who showed no progress but had a baby the next day.

I know what you mean when you say that are aren't trying to have her early. But hey when you're close that that 40 week mark, you're just tired of waiting!

Hot Chick said...

I just hope that this baby will be almost as attractive as your brother....i mean my God have you seen the man? Meeoow.

Your Brother said...

Sorry, I don't know who these people are that write this stuff on your blog...I'm sure your baby will be cute, not on my level but what can you really expect, right?

The Stanford Family said...

Oh man.. Let me know if you want to go on a walk or something! I might be able to keep up with you!

The Stanford Family said...

Just talked to lance! HUGE GRIN!!