Wednesday, January 30, 2008

The Final Countdown!

I have been accused of purposefully neglecting my blog in an attempt to make all y'all believe that I've gone into labor and had the baby already. Let me assure you, that is not the case. At all. The short of it is that I'm not progressing (guess he's too comfy in there) and am now scheduled for an induction on Monday, February 4. That's only five days away. I will definitely have a baby in the next five days, and can hardly believe it. This is madness!

The good news is that over the last week I have scrubbed my entire house and it's completely ready for the baby's arrival, we found the perfect dresser at IKEA for only $60 (gotta love the boxes that get sent to the 'As-Is' section just because the packaging is dented!), and I found the best bra ever - I just wish I would have had it during the entire pregnancy and not just these last two weeks. The bad news is that we still don't have a name for the kid and he has to come on the doc's terms instead of his own. I've been very sad all day today, but I'm sure everything will turn out just fine. Right?

PS - If you're interested, here is the long of it (as told in an email to family members):

"I had another ob appt today and still no progression. The doc thinks I'm four days past my due date (stupid science) so we had to schedule an induction in case I don't go into labor in the next couple of days. He said he would let me go two weeks past due if I came in every few days for a stress test and an ultrasound to check my placenta and amniotic fluid level, starting Monday. My doc did a mini-ultrasound today to check my amniotic fluid. It is low, but not dangerously, but he commented that if today were Monday and that was my level, he would want to induce me right then. So rather than schedule an appt for the stress test and ultrasound on Monday, we just scheduled the induction for that day instead. I guess the kid's birthday will be February 4.

I'm really disappointed because I didn't want to rush this baby out before he was done cooking, especially with lungs being the last to fully develop and it being RSV season and a yucky winter, but que sera, sera. We've also decided that I will go ahead with an epidural because induction labor hurts a hell of a lot more than a naturally developing labor.

That's it! Call or email us with any questions. Only five more days and 'Baby Boy G' will be born!"


Jorgensen Fam said...

Hey there beautiful mama! Don't you sweat that induction. I was induced with all 3 and I wouldn't have it any other way. You get to know the day you will have him, you get to be all cozy and comfortable and catered to when you go into labor. You don't have to worry about whether or not you are enough in labor to be admitted to OB. It is the best! Though, yes, it hurts. BAD. And I think the epidural is a brilliant idea. I did it both ways and I can't imagine why anyone would go au natural. Recovery is easier with epidural, too, which is important.
You are going to do wonderfully...don't worry a bit about induction!
So thanks for checking out my incomplete blog. It's coming along, I guess. I can't wait for next those unnamed baby pics ASAP. (Well, have Josh do it)
Love you!

Sara said...

That is so soon! I'm excited for you.

And don't worry about rushing the baby out. Conditions in your pretty little uterus start to deteriorate when the baby is overdue, so it's good to get the little guy out of there.

Tara and Jamey said...

Ha Ha. Log the naked time away. Use it on Josh if you need. I actually have MANY pictures of Jamey butt naked rolling around on a pink blanket but he's taken the film and I don't know where it's at! ;)
Glad and sad about the induction. Hope it goes naturally, but if not, glad that someone is there to lend a (forceful, but necessary- you don't really want to go 42 wks-)hand
Last but not least; I am HATING you for your bra link. WTH. I have dealt with the most annoying, painful, non-fitting bras through both my pregnancies, and those look SO nice. I want to put one on now! :( :)
Can't wait to see the little one. I am so excited for you and for the experience that is to come!
Here is to wishing you all the labor strength and loss of memory that I can muster! :)
much love~

John-E-Boi said...

Don't worry about not having a name...when you see him, it'll come to you.

Same thing happened to us, for about 3 months we were calling her Sophie, but we weren't 100% sold on it.

Congrats on your short timers syndrome, Soon you won't sleep.

Katz said...

Yay baby! I hope that your labor is fast and easy. :)

Heiselbetz Fam said...

Oh my gosh! It was so good to hear from you! I ask Karynn about you once in a while and she has kept me posted but now I can just check out your blog! Congrats on the baby! Good luck! I was induced with 3 of my kids and loved it! Hey, what's up with you looking so dang cute 9 months prego? You still look like the cute Paige I knew in college! I'm so glad your happy! Just so you know, I think the name Trevin is sooo cute. But all the names are cute. Well, good luck and I'll be checking back to see baby pics!

bechtold clan said...

So jealous...I still have way to long to go...Ill be 32 weeks on monday...
Im thrilled for you and cant wait to hear what name you picked in the end and how things go...
As for us we have now changed our minds yet again on the name and think we have a new front runner. Hang in there and cant wait for the update!

Brittany said...

Hmmm. I don't know what happened, but I started leaving a comment and then it refreshed. Anyway, Congratulations! Although it sounds like you're not terribly happy with having an induction, at least it must be nice to know when exactly Baby G will be here.

I finally got Daniel to at least participate in a name discussion last night. He crossed off a few of the names on my long list. That's good, except that he crossed off some of my favorite names.

familyofthewaves said...

Good luck! And enjoy your new little one. :) Oh, thanks for the Reader's Digest suggestion!

Joycelyn said...

So, the baby has come (I'm assuming). I hope all is well with you and the little one.

Katz said...

:::taps foot impatiently:::

can we see this kid, please?

Tara and Jamey said...

Pictures. Pictures!!!