.Last Tuesday Johnathan and I went to my weekly checkup. Daisy was a day late, so the minute we walked in the midwife started talking induction. From the beginning, I had no intentions of being induced because I know all of the risks that come with it and it scared me. However, she assured us that babies only need to stay in the womb for so long after their due date and that by the time we start the induction, my risk of having a C-section from it would be very slim. So with that being said, we scheduled to come in the following Monday at 5:30 PM to start the process.
Well....the day has arrived, and I couldn't be more nervous/excited/scared/everyemotionthatyoufeelduringthesesituations!
I knew I was going to have to deliver this baby, but I always pictured it to be a natural labor process, sneak attack, "o.k., this is it" kind of thing. I think knowing when labor is going to start is what is so scary.
Here's what is happening:
-I am checking in to the hospital today at 5:30 PM as long as they have a room available (laboring women get first priority for rooms)
-Once I get settled in to a room, a nurse will come around, give me a check up to see if I have progressed since last week, and start the Cervidil, which will finish thinning out my cervix.
-After 12 hours with Cervidil (early tomorrow morning), they will start the Pitocin which should kick start labor.
-After all that, we should have a beautiful baby girl in our arms by tomorrow afternoon at the latest (considering all the meds work the way they are supposed to)
If there is anything that I have learned through the process of being pregnant and having a baby, it's to go with the flow. I don't have a birth plan because I don't want to have any expectations that can't be met. I know a lot of women would frown upon this, but I have to remember I'm not doing this for them. I am doing this for Daisy and me.
My goal is to have a healthy baby at the end of all of this, and as long as that happens I'm not going to let how she gets here worry me. If I worry about the things that I can't control, then it will just drive me crazy. I have to look past all the scary stuff and know that it will all be worth it in the end when I am holding my precious baby girl in my arms.