Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Induction is Scheduled
Hello all. Today has been a wonderful day here in the Gardella household. Unlike last Tuesday when I had my emotional break down. The doctors appointment went well this morning. I spoke with the doctor about my concerns regarding my "old" placenta, and the fear I had about the baby not receiving adequate nutrients. I asked him if we could just go ahead and schedule an induction. He informed me that as long as my cervix looked well then that was a possibility. He performed another oh so painful cervical exam, I am 2-21/2 centimeters and 80% thinned out. He told me that since I was so thinned already that an induction could be scheduled. He left the room to set a time and date, and I was so relieved. So, I am being induced Tuesday August 4th at 6:30 am. Since I am so thinned out I do not have to go to the hospital the night before to have my cervix thinned. He said when I arrived they will go ahead and break my water, and start the potocin. He also said that I can have an epidural from the start if I choose, and yes I am choosing to do so. It would be great if I did not have to feel labor at all. So, this time next week I will either have Caleb already, or be really close to it. August 4th or 5th will be the birthday of my little guy. AHHH I am soo excited. Please pray that Caleb continues to grow and that he is born a healthy baby.