WE ARE HAVING A BABY!!!
Man, it feels good to finally say that. I mean, granted, we were having a baby no matter what, but there is a very real part of every pregnant woman that believes – somewhere in that hormones-distraught psyche – that she will be pregnant forever. So, it’s nice to say it is officially happening.
The short version is this:
We went to the doc today to check some stuff out and everything looked great. I was dilated 1.5-2 cm, 70% effaced, and Russ responded to a nonstress test wonderfully. The doctor’s last order of business to see if all was good to go with little man was to have an ultrasound done to check my amniotic fluid. And guess what? It was low. In fact (and I hope this isn’t TMI), but some stuff that I’d been experiencing was actually symptomatic of a slow amniotic fluid leak. So, given that I had started having pretty good contractions after the doctor stripped the membranes (look it up, it’s also probably TMI), that Russ was in great health and SO ready to be born, and that my amniotic fluid was low…we decided an induction was the way to go. And lo and behold, here I am in my hospital bed at Greenville Memorial, preparing for an experience that is entirely outside my comfort zone! Awesometastic!
My contractions are 3 minutes or so apart, but they’re not too bad at all. I’m still only about 2 cm dilated, so I know this is just the beginning of a very long and arduous journey towards mommyhood, and I’m as game as one can be for the process. Pitocin scares me a little, since I hear it is basically harvested from the veins of Satan himself. But it’s what it takes to get my little guy here safe and sound, and so I’m okay with it. For someone who is such a control freak in many other areas, I’m pretty chill and open-minded at this point when it comes to labor and delivery. This is Russ’s show. I’m just sitting in the front row.
So, there will be updates coming along sometime maybe tomorrow, maybe Thursday, maybe even as late as Friday. We’ll just hope this gets moving fast and wraps up quick. But next time I post on this blog, I’m going to be a mommy! GAHH!!!!
Kisses and hugs to you all – Becky. 🙂