Friday, May 15, 2009
I went in for an ultrasound and biophysical profile at 8:30 with my doula. Helena scored 6 of 8, missing points in the breathing category. She was in a deep sleep and would not move much at all, even when they used the buzz wand to wake her up. That was followed by a beautiful NST (non-stress test) where she was up and doing gymnastics. Little stinker. Lastly, was the appointment with the midwife. I was checked and am still about the same as Monday. She took notice of the 6 out of 8 on the bio and isn't overly concerned, but doesn't want to let this pregnancy go on much longer. I asked for a Tuesday induction. They had every day open except Tuesday, so Monday it is. I'll head in Sunday night (as long as there is a bed) for an application of prostiglandins, which would be great if that alone could kick of this labor, and a plan to stay overnight. If not, the dreaded pitocin would likely start around 6ish am on Monday. I'm thinking it's almost time for a castor oil cocktail as I would really prefer to avoid the 'P' word. Maybe tomorrow. In the meantime, it's Culvers for lunch and then off to bed as contractions have, again, all but stopped.