Thursday, January 6, 2011

Still Waiting...

Hey everyone, sorry for the suspense! I'm sure most of you thought Skooter had arrived, but oh no no...this baby is holding out! Appointment on Tuesday showed no progress as far as dilation is concerned. They did an u/s to check on fluid which apparently there was plenty of. So the plan is appt and u/s this Monday (1 week past due date), and induction will be sometime next week, date tbd.

Ugh, I'm getting SO antsy...I wanted the 1/1/11 date and now I have a feeling I'm going to blow past the 1/11/11 date, hah! I asked the dr. what the reasoning is behind letting you just ride it out and not just inducing, and I guess if your body really isn't ready...the higher change the induction won't work and you'll end up needing a c-section. So they want to give you body as much time to go into labor naturally, of course monitoring everything to make sure the baby is still fine to be hanging around in my tummy.

My dr. said to start having lots of sex and walking. So hubby and I have been busy the last few days, and I've been walking 30 min. on the treadmill each morning. And don't even get me started on the all the crap I've eaten...the suggestions we have been getting are pretty hilarious too...hubby's boss said one of the big Chica.go pizza restaurants has a baby-inducer pizza?!? Unfortunately, from everything I've read online if your body isn't ready none of the natural induction methods will probably work, so I'm probably just wasting my time.

I'm just getting SO anxious to meet this little baby, and it doesn't help that I get 20 calls a day asking if there are any updates. Part of me is bummed out my body just isn't cooperating...like couldn't get preggers on my own, couldn't it get one thing right and just go into labor on its own. I know it could still happen any time...but mentally I'm starting to lose it, literally all I think about is WHEN is this going to happen. So that's the update, will keep you all posted and wish me luck inducing stubborn baby Skooter!!!

24 comments:

Rach said...

I bet the suspense is awful!! 1/11/11 would be awesome! Good luck!

sienna said...

i've heard that drinking a tablespoon of castor oil does the trick! i'm sure you're eating all the spicy foods you can. i think i'd be doing jumping jacks and lunges to get things moving if i were in your position. i'm gonna keep my fingers crossed that the baby makes his/her appearances on 1/11/11!! that would be an AWESOME bday. hang in there!! xoxo.

manymanymoons said...

So happy for the update. I definitly have been wondering. Hang in there...I know you must be going crazy!

Deanna said...

Have you tried drinking red raspberry tea?

My Vegas said...

He's snug as a bug in a rug. Hang in there, chica! I can't wait to hear how it all goes!

Rita said...

Hang in there! Fingers crossed that Skooter decides to make an appearance in the next couple of days!!

Crossed Fingers said...

Who knows, maybe your little one IS waiting for 1/11/11! haha. I hope things progress for you soon!

The (Type A) Nightmare said...

Start pushing for 1/11. That's a perfect birthday, if I do say so myself. ;)

AL said...

The suspense must be killing you at this point! I can't wait for Skooter to make his / her appearance!

subfertilefrugalista said...

I know it is the MOST horrible thing!! I'm sure you're going absolutely crazy. Just remember that your body IS doing something RIGHT...it's building a perfect little baby! I hope you get to meet Skooter SOON. And as fun as 1/11/11 might be, I hope you don't make it that long.

Can't wait to find out if Skooter's a boy or girl!

Secret Sloper said...

Good luck getting that baby out on his or her own soon!

Amanda said...

I would never have guessed you would go over! I'm sure the suspense is awful.

Good luck and I hope it happens soon and on its own!!

suchagoodegg said...

C'mooooooooooooooooon Skooter! Come on out, little guy/girl!!!! Hoping it happens VERY soon, or at the latest, 1/11/11. xoxo

AplusB said...

Ahhh! Was hoping you'd have news of his/her arrival! Either way, Skooter will be here very soon! So exciting!

Katie said...

Good luck! I hope that Skooter comes soon. :)

Maureen said...

Oh man, come on lil Skooter! I go to an accupuncturist who has told me she has plenty of remedies for helping induce labor. Do you know of any good ones in your area? I am already anxious and only 30 weeks, so I can only imagine how you are feeling. Maybe you will get a big surprise this weekend and baby will decide it's time:)

Jennifer said...

Skooter needs a stern talking to. ;) I think 1/11/11 is a really neat birthday though too. Hoping and praying all goes well. Can't wait to see pics of skooter!

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Ashley said...

Thanks for the update! I was wondering if anything had happened. :) Can't wait to hear the news that the baby is here and what the baby is!!! :)

Chelle said...

Wow. I can't believe you're still going! I am totally rooting for the 1/11/11 delivery date. How fun would that be?

Good luck girl!

Andrea said...

Hang in there sweet friend! My Dr. and I had this discussion last week and she said to induce someone who has no complications is rare for her to do :) However, she won't let a patient go beyond 40w. When that happens she always induces them. So there you go, that's my OB's approach. Guess they like things to progress au naturel!

I can only imagine how ready you are to meet this sweet baby. And I'm going to stalk this blog until the "wait and see baby" arrives!

Many HUGS and May God continue to bless you!

Andrea said...

FYI: I had a friend who did the castor oil thing and it made her so sick. She vomited violently. I don't recommend it.

barfingrainbowsandunicorns said...

I know how anxious I am, so I can't even imagine how ready to go you must be! Hope things get moving tomorrow and Skooter makes her/his appearance on 1/11/11!!

barfingrainbowsandunicorns said...

I know how anxious I am, so I can't even imagine how ready to go you must be! Hope things get moving tomorrow and Skooter makes her/his appearance on 1/11/11!!