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Sprout | 3 days

I had my scheduled 39 week appointment with my doctor yesterday and while we saw her on the way back to our room, she wasn't able to meet with us yesterday.  She had to leave to deliver a baby just after we saw her in the hallway.  Sort of bitter sweet, but don't fret... we still were seen.  This was the first and only time that we were seen by someone other than my dr. 

We were seen by the Nurse Practitioner.  She was nice, but boy was she aggressive.  The appointment went well, even though I was literally sore afterward.  She answered our questions and even said that as my dr. was running out the door that she wanted to know if I would want to schedule my induction for next week.  I told the NP, no.  I didn't want to do that.

I want to wait.  I want to wait for him to make his appearance and if my dr. will let me wait... I'm going to do it.  I don't want to drag him out if he's not ready.  Plus, if I feel him move and know that he's doing alright, then I say... let him bake.

With that said, I'm scheduled for another appointment (40 week) on Monday next week and from there I'll have an ultrasound/non-stress test on Thursday and then from there we'll keep waiting or start talking about what's next.

I just don't want to drag him out by his ears if he's not ready.  It's just cruel.

As for now, we're just going to crank up the walking, spicy foods, yoga ball sitting, "activity" and sleeping.  I might even have a co-worker (who is a massage therapist) put some pressure on some pressure points that could have an effect on the little one's progress.  I might even schedule a pedicure if I'm feeling really anxious.  We'll see.

Wish us luck...


In our child birth classes, we were given a life saver and told to put in our mouths and never to bite on it.  Is it bad that I've done that twice today trying to envision my cervix doing the same thing?  Visualizing things can be helpful, right?


Krista said…
I COMPLETELY agree with waiting until he is ready. My friend wasn't due until June 4th, and she decided to induce Monday night. Well, they ended up having to do a c-section last night because her labor wasn't progressing. It just goes to show that these babies come when they are ready! I really admire your strength and when I am in your shoes, I hope to remember your strength and draw from it.
Can't wait to see when this sweet baby arrives!

Best of luck to you!
Sassytimes said…
I know how you are feeling! Hang in there! S was born on her due date. My Dr. kept pushing me to induce too and I just don't feel right about going against nature. Babies come on their own terms, when they are ready. And due dates are up to 2 weeks off. Hoping he comes soon for you though so you can see his sweet little face! I'm thinking of you!
M said…
I am very excited to meet him, but I agree you should wait it out!

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