So the original plan was to be induced Monday, but my doctor has had something come up and was hoping I'd be ok being induced Tuesday--which I am because I like the 12th and Tuesdays better than the 11th and Mondays. He'd mentioned several times before that he didn't think he'd have me come in the night before--he could probably just start me on Pitocin in the AM and pop that sucker out. That's the medical terms he used. But now, he'd like me to come in the night before and give me Cytotec which apparently can jumpstart labor which means I'd likely have the baby in the middle of the night. Not exactly my preferred way of starting off baby #2. We're going to call Monday morning and make a final plan, but I'm hoping I can sleep in my own bed Monday night and just go in Tuesday morning. Anyone have any experience being induced with a pill rather than Pitocin? I don't know much about it.
I was induced last time about a week late and delivered Finley in just over 6 hours. My epidural didn't work and it kind of hurt. My plan this time? I hear second babies are faster, so my goal is to be beat my marathon time of 3 hours and 40 minutes. I think I can totally do it. I'm also leaning towards not having an epidural--I figure as long as it is shorter than last time then I'll be fine. I think all I have left to do before having the baby is make my childbirth playlist--I'm taking my cue from Quinn Fabray and going to have Bohemian Rhapsody playing on repeat. So actually, I'm totally ready.
How do I know the end is in sight? Well for starters, I have definitely done permanent damage to my jaw by the sheer amount of ice I consume. I have self diagnosed TMJ and it's escalated to a very sharp stabbing pain when I try to bite anything. It's out of control. I'm always trying to figure out where I'm going to get my next nice cold cuppa ice. And its about time I don't make myself a bowl of ice for my late night snack.
And the expiration date of the milk is past my due date--but only because I cheaped out and bought non-organic milk this time. My organic milk expires in like a month and a half. I better not be pregnant then.
So stay tuned... hopefully there won't be any more posts before we have another little guy in our ranks! Wish me luck.