Friday, May 15, 2009

Prenatal Today

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.

6 comments:

whatever to us said...

Aww man- I was hoping we'd get to babysit tonight for you guys. Still praying that lil miss makes her arrival soon- and without the icky 'p' or 'c' stuff...in our thoughts, hugs!

B said...

Go for the castor oil! Avoid that P and C at all costs, yes yes. Thinking of you and hoping you're holding the newest little one very soon.

RK said...

I don't know much on these things, as I'm all about the drugs and doctors and hospitals and the easy route... but I do know that when I had Kinlee the OB and nurses and even when I toured the OB unit at the hospital all told me to steer clear of the castor oil. The whole meconium thing is scary to me. I know you're way smarter than me and I'm SURE you've researched things, so I just want the best health for you both. But I had to at least say "be careful," you know?! The prosto worked great with me this last time...I'll be hoping for her to just opt to come on her own before then!

Amy said...

Girl -- you gotta go for a long, quick-paced walk, but have a vehicle ready to pick you up in case it REALLY works! That's sure to get her in the mood to enter this world. (If someone forced me to exercise, I'd certainly have something to say about it!) Also, please remember, Helena is a Taurus. We cannot be rushed and will do things on our own time. You should know this by now after how many years of friendship with me?

Anonymous said...

I was thinking of you the other night - hoping that you didn't go into labor during all of those horrible storms! There is another round coming tonight. Maybe the low pressure after the storms will throw you into labor. It happens after hurricanes. :) Either way, we are keeping you in our prayers for a quick and easy delivery. By the way, from another Taurus, you might try to convince her you want her to STAY. That will definately do the trick! LOL!

Hugs!

Steph and Christopher in Danville

amy flege said...

well darn, i was hoping you would be in labor by new. sending lots of contraction vibes your way!