I’m pretty sure the doctor wasn’t expecting to see me at my appointment today, but there I was. I’ve progressed a little to 5cm, but still pregnant – just in case anyone was worried they’d missed an announcement. I was reminded again that I could be induced at any time, so we decided to get me on the schedule for my due date. If Devon hasn’t made his arrival on his own, we’ll be headed at the hospital on Wednesday the 28th at 7:30AM. I’m sure most of what we heard was for our benefit, to egg us on a bit, but apparently whoever the doctor called to schedule the induction thought it was unnecessary, because obviously I’ll have him before then. The doctor said he did think about trying to get me to cough – thinking that would jumpstart labor at this point. Eventually he said something like, “All bets aside, just write her down.”
The plan is to break my water that morning and hope that everything else takes care of itself. My doctor thinks we’ll have a baby by lunchtime. I hope he’s right!! He did list off several ways I could try to get labor started on my own – raspberry leaf tea, castor oil (because it would give me the runs so bad, that I’d get dehydrated and go into labor) or cocaine (which would probably kill me and/or the baby, but I would deliver first). Always so helpful, Doc.
I have allergies and/or a cold right now and haven’t slept more than a total of 4 or 5 hours each of the last few nights. I’m really hoping to get a good night’s sleep in before Devon makes his arrival, but I’m not counting on it at this point. You combine this massive belly with congestion and a 2 year old who’s also sick and sleep doesn’t seem like a good possibility.