Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Ready, Set.... Just kidding!

Well, no Dorothy yet! Sunday night I started having painful, regular contractions with pressure and everything, so off the the hospital we went. Some of them were showing on the monitor at 1-2 minutes apart, but nothing was happening to my cervix. And due to the baby's position, I felt every single one in my back. Since I was in pain, they admitted me for the night on "therapeutic rest" and drugged me so I could sleep. Now that I think of it, I would do it differently next time (if there is a next time) because if I had gone in to active labor after that, I would have been so out of it for the birth. The whole next day when I wasn't in bed, I was falling asleep sitting up!

I did have my regularly scheduled appointment yesterday, and Dr. F asked me if I wanted to just be induced. I told him I wouldn't object, so he said if I don't go in to labor on my own by Tuesday morning at 7:30, to go in and they'll induce me. He said my cervix is definitely favorable for induction (being 3-4 cm dilated and soft as of Monday) and that it wouldn't take much to put me in to labor. I was having more strong contractions last night... nothing regular, but enough to keep me restless and awake almost all night. And this morning when I got up, there went my mucus plug! So maybe this means she is coming before Tuesday???

August baby???
September baby???

It's a mystery to me....

29 comments:

One Mother's Journey said...

I bet you go soon Becci - if you lost your mucus plug, your pretty much good to go anytime. I don't think they like you to go much longer than 24 hours after that happens because of the change of infection.

I'm betting on an August baby!!

Good luck to you!!

Catherine said...

I can't wait to meet your little girl!

sarah said...

yay!! can't wait!!

Hoping said...

good luck!

Emmakirst said...

OH how exciting! I think you'll have yourself an August baby! Good luck :)

Margarita Mama said...

I've been lurking here for months and I am so happy you made it through all those months of bed rest! Good luck! I think the mucus plug means you only have a few days at most.

Can't wait see photos!

Melissa said...

I'm so excited for you...I hope you go quickly! Can't wait! Good luck!

Mandy Lynn said...

So excited! can't wait! Keep us informed as you can :)

Lori Rode said...

I'm betting on August, too. (Gotta finish that gifty thing.) We're all so excited to meet Dorothy.

Heather Noel said...

I'm a lurker too. I'm so glad everything has gone well and the wait is almost over!! I bettin on August too. But you never know, she may hold out 'til the first. Good luck, cant wait to hear about it when she arrives.

purple_kangaroo said...

I went into active labor within 24 hours of losing the mucous plug with both my first two kids. Funny, but I don't remember with Baby E when or if I lost it. LOL.

It's getting close!

KMW said...

you're so close! And yes, get that epidural early! Resist my fate! I can't wait to hear about dorothy. congrats on having the cerclage gone and already at 4cm. You're almost there.

Lori said...

Today is a GREAT day to have a baby! :) My little guy was born one year ago today. I bet she'll be here soon too...I lost my mucous plug the morning that I went in to labor with Landon. Hopefully..you're at the hospital NOW!!! (((hugs!))) I can't wait to meet her!

Emily said...

Another lurker!! Thinking of you and will keep checking in for news of Dorothys entrance to the world :-)

Elizabeth said...

I think monster and Dorothy are in a race. I hope Dorothy wins!

I think Dorothy will be here before Tuesday.

Kathy said...

My money's on Sept. 1. Now that you have a latest possible birthday set, is it starting to feel real that you'll be bringing Dorothy home before you know it?

Amy said...

I was 3-4 with no mucus plug. I can't remember what week you are now, but I got to go at 38.5 and it was a relief to just schedule the damn thing!

Good luck. Can't wait to hear about it.

Oh and the nice thing about induction, they can give you the epidural when they start the pitocin! No pain for you sister!

Jeana said...

Yet another lurker. I found my way to your blog from my friend Elizabeth's blog. I've been following your journey for awhile and am so excited that Dorothy is almost here!!!! Can't wait to see the pics.

Maggie said...

Only a few hours left to have that August baby!!! I'd hold out if I was Dorothy too - the Sept birthstone (Sapphire) is much better than the green peridot for August.

Induction? Can you believe it? Rewind 5 or 6 months, would you have guessed it? That's awesome. You have done a great job!

Becky said...

It shouldn't be long now. Dorothy will arrive soon. Can you believe she could have to be induced? Babies are so amazing !!! You are going to be such a terrific mom.

Mel said...

So exciting! I keep checking back for news :) Will be thinking of you guys over the next few days. Mel x

Tonya said...

This is so exciting.. I am so glad I did not miss it being on vacation.. at least I did not miss your post about it..lol I sit here now wondering if you have had her yet or not?? I am so excited for you becci!!

purple_kangaroo said...

Eagerly awaiting an update . . .

amy said...

Is she here? Are you doing well? The suspense is making me insane!

miraclebaby said...

She's not here yet. We are still scheduled for being induced on Tuesday morning. Still waiting...

Shelbi's Mom said...

Becci, I thought sure she'd be here by now!! Isn't the waiting excruciating?? <---spelling?
With Shelbi, every minute seemed to drrrraaaaaaaag on and oooooonnnn. Thank God though that we're waiting instead of her coming too soon. SEND ME PICTURES!!! I love you girl and am praying that everything goes smoothly. -Teddi

Emmakirst said...

Good luck today! Praying it goes fast and painless :) Can't wait to see some pics. Take care.

Lori said...

Praying for you and precious Dorothy this morning! I hope that all goes well!

Jess said...

I am so happy to see you so happy with your new baby girl. You have a wonderful little family. When I see you with her it brings tears to my eyes because she is the Lord's miracle to you and David. I love you girl. I am excited to see you grow with Dorothy.

(your favorite sister in law on your side of the fam & best friend)