Monday, August 4, 2008


Still here. Other than cramps and the usual painless contractions, I've received no more signs of impending labor.

The more Dave and I talk about it, the more we are okay with an induction if this boy doesn't come on his own soon. Last week, I was more than 3 cm dilated, 60% effaced, and -2 station, and from reading lots and lots of information on inductions, those numbers make me a decent candidate for a successful induction (especially if his station has improved). I know regression is possible though so we'll have to see if those numbers have progressed or not on Wednesday.

Why the sudden change of heart? Dave starts back to work on the 12th, and we'd really like to have some time to adjust before he has to return for the school year. I'm sure the school would understand if he needed time off for the birth of his child, but in addition to attending mandatory teacher meetings, it's important that Dave uses the two weeks before class starts to ready himself and his room for the new year. I taught and know how precious that prep time is.

Yes, there's something special about your child being born on his/her own time, and I'd prefer it that way. Hopefully, this boy decides it's his time soon so that we don't have to decide his birthday for him, but it's crunch time! Come on kiddo, make this easy for your mama!

I'm still scared of a c-section or longer-than-necessary labor so I'm not guaranteeing anything I ramble on about here.


lfhcreative said...

Oh gee... you are pretty well progressed! I was 1-2cm and barely effaced when they induced with Ella Bella and, she was really really high up. Do some jumping jacks, eat some eggplant parmigiana with a side of pineapple, and go on a long walk in this crazy heat. :) Hopefully your little guy will decide to come before Wednesday so you don't have to choose to evict him!

David, Meghan, and Brady Azam. said...

I hope he comes before you have to make the choice to induce or not. But, either way he's going to get here! Can't wait to see the pictures when he does!

Mrs. P Martinez said...

I hope he comes before your appointment! Come on little man! Keep on doing the deed, maybe it'll help. Hehe. ;o)

lfhcreative said...

Did you find a stroller yet? This one on craigslist is cool:

Pricey, but sweet. She said she may come down on the price a bit if needed. I bought a Phil and Ted E3 from her.