We’re headed in to be induced tonight! I have high expectations for the process. We had our last NST yesterday and the baby looked good (though we caught her at sleepy time…had to wake her up with a big glass of cold lemonade) and we also discovered that the moderate pain/cramping I had been having was contractions…much bigger contractions than the last time the NST picked up on it. And wow did I feel them!
I also asked Diane to do an internal, which she thought was kind of silly since we’re just headed in to be induced today anyway, but I know that if you’ve made “progress”, the induction is less likely to fail and result in c-section, and I needed to know for my own peace of mind. So, she did it and we were both pleasantly surprised…I was a fingertip dilated and 80% effaced. So that means that the contractions were doing their job!
Unfortunately I came home and took a nap and they stopped. Boo for that, I was hoping to wind up in labor!
But, at least I got a good amount of rest last night…slept great between the nap and my regular night’s sleep. I feel totally refreshed right now. Scott reassembled the pack n’ play and set up the basinette part of it last night, so it’s all set for us to bring Angelica home (she’s rooming in with us for at least the first few weeks).
Wish us luck! Next time you hear from me, we’ll be parents!