Wednesday, December 19, 2007

I finally lost my mucus plug!

The kid's still in, which leads me to believe one of three things:

- He's gunning for the Baldman's record (10 days late)
- He thinks he's the son of God
- He really, really doesn't want to be a Sagittarius

It looks like we're going to have to give this fella a little nudge. Tomorrow morning at 6 am we're having ourselves induced, which is exactly not the way I wanted it to go. I'm still only 50% effaced (nothin'), 1 cm. dilated (nothin') and he's as high up as he can be (unbelievable amounts of nothin') and at 41+ weeks, that ain't good. Just to be safe we went ahead and got a second opinion from the doctor I love (the woman who'll be delivering) and as soon as she saw my stats she agreed that inducement was the way to go. Even though I feel like I'm making the best choice given the circumstances, I'm really scared. It's weird to schedule pain. That said, the doctors said that as soon as my contractions become regular I can have an epidural (WHICH I WILL) and since I am dilated I won't have to have Cervadil (which "ripens" the cervix - seriously, they have got to come up with better lingo - and supposedly hurts like hell). The biggest hurdle for me? The IV. I'm TERRIFIED of the IV. I had heart surgery when I was five and have vivid memories of that thing sticking out of my hand...

But by tomorrow night, God willing, I'll have my kid.

Wish me luck. Send good vibes. And if you have any advice, I'll take it.


ktbuffy said...

Good luck! We're on pins and needles waiting for the good news.

Missy said...

Yay!! Baby!! Can't wait!

I always avoid looking at the IV and make hubby hold my hand when needles are involved, and make sure I am faced completely away from the needles when they come at me. Still terrifies me, but allows me to cope.

I can say this, I was scared completely shitless to get the spinal for my c-section, but once it was done, OH MY GOD. Couldn't imagine why I hadn't done it sooner or gotten it the first time. I was like a completely different person afterwards. So hopefully the epidural will provide similar rewards to you!

Wishing a healthy and drama free delivery. My phone is with me and ON all day by the way!

Amanda said...

You go, girl!! You're going to be great. Wish I could be there.

Oh, and Liz was apparently a month late so at least it's not that bad.

All my good vibes are going straight your way.

Valerie said...

Yeah! Very exciting! I've been thinking of you all morning...

Woman with a Hatchet said...


Baby soon! Very soon! Yay Ali! Go get 'em, kid!