best of luck to think oon you will have your little one in your arms and you will get your body back even if your mind will feel shot lol. take care and post that birth story soon look forward to seeing you on the infant care board best of luck for a safe and speedy pain free delivery
Well I got home last nite with no baby. I still have not had him. The night shift on Thursday night didn't do their jobs which was supposed to start my pitocin along with giving me something to soften my cervix. (cant remember what it's called) well they just gave me the stuff to soften my cervix. So at 830am Friday morning they started my pitocin. They had me on it all day and nothing had changed. So my doctor said he didn't want to break my water and not have any progress and make me have a c section if it wasn't necessary. I go in Tuesday for my appt with him, and than the 3rd of April will be my last chance to get induced. Well this is my orginal induction date. So if I dont progress on my own, and everything I guess April 3rd I will be having a c section. Something I'm not looking forward to. I tell you though, I'm just so not happy with the doctors that I had till my doctor came in. I've been pretty miserable so I've been sleeping a lot, and just in one of them moods. I will keep everyone posted though of when I actually do have ds.
Well, BUMMER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I guess you are tired of all of this. (((((((((((hugs)))))))))) and lots of commisserations.
When is DH's leave?? Is baby waiting for Daddy to come home?
I had a section with an epidural and it wasn't bad. You will need help at home if you do have a section, so alert the family or a few good friends and call in any favors folks owe you. You won't be allowed to drive for about 3 weeks and you'll tire quickly. No lifting laundry loads either.
It just doesn't make any bit of sence to me. I'm just so confused and everything else. I dont know when dh will now be home. I guess maybe sometime around the 3rd it's hard to say anymore. That is the problem if I have section NO ONE can or will come out and that just is one of the many things that pisses me off, so I'm hoping to god that by Tuesday I dialate more than 2 and have some progress to show my doctor that maybe we can try it again before the 3rd or on the 3rd and will have success. I'm just so annoyed and everyone is like why dont you want to talk. And I'm getting sooo upset because a friend of mine keeps calling me asking me if i'm okay, and I just want to be left alone ya know. I just hope dh gets home soon and that I will have ds and what not. I just am ready for all this to be over.
Oh geez! All the things you've been through! I just wanted to send my best wishes, and to let you know that I have been following your journey for some time now, it has given me much strength and inspiration!
I'm wishing and hoping and thinking and praying you'll go into labor almost without knowing it, be like the lucky lady here who got to 5cm without knowing it, and have this child easy pleasey, no section, and soon! That's not to much to hope for, is it??
Catch up on the laundry (or have your concerned friend do that!!) and sleep while you wait.
(((((((((((((((((((hugs))))))))))))))))) ))))) Barbara
Thanx..it helps to know there is support.
I finally have my last load of laundry in hoping that everything will go good tomorrow. I'm hoping the same thing that I go in and my dr is like your 5cms. I'd be estatic. I have noticed that bending over has taken a lot more out of me and it hurts a lot more too. I think I've done to much of it today. LoL. I finally got ds's crib mattress so when his crib arrives Wed I can just get everything put together and made and it will be ready for him I will keep you posted of what happens tomorrow!!
I was just reading your post and boy do I feel for you! I got induced too and nothing happened. However, my water had broken, so they tried everything in the book to avoid a c-section. I had oxytocin (similar to pitocin I think) and an injection to soften the cervix. What finally worked though was some kind of progesterone suppository they gave me (I think it was progesterone). About two hours after they gave it, wham--the contractions started and I had ds two hours after that. I was only a few hours away from a c-section.
I'm a fellow army wife and boy do I feel you on not having folks around to help. It's difficult, but doable.
Thinking of you and wishing you the best!
Thanx. I know they tried a sipository 2 times and it didn't work the way they wanted it to, and the Pitocin I think was startin to work...they backed it down when i was having contractions like every 30seconds or so. I think if nothing has changed today that I'm going to be getting ready to prepare myself for a c/s on Monday since that is my original induction date. It's just so scary to think of. I'm just hopin dh will get home sometime soon. Thanx for the support.
Nothing new has happened just that I have horrible edema...I did find out though that my husband should be home by the end of the weekend. I'm dead tired so I'm hitting the sac being up since 4am is hell. LoL. I will keep ya posted