Monday, February 11, 2008

Let's birth us a baby!

So a funny thing happened at the doctors office today. My doctor was checking my cervix and it felt like he was in there up to his elbows. He smiled and me and said "Are you doing anything tomorrow?" For a second I thought that he was so impressed with the condition of my cervix that he was asking me out. Because some guys are really into that. Turns out he was asking if I was available to be induced.

I'm having a baby tomorrow.

Today was my 38 week check up and for the 4th week in a row my blood pressure was a little high. Not dangerously high or high enough to make my doc think I have pre-eclampsia or anything but s little high. That combined with the facts that I've got a good start on dialating and I'm having tons of contractions made the doctor decide to just go ahead and induce me tomrrow.

Eek!

I have to go in at 5 in the morning tomorrow. The doctor said to expect a good 8-10 hours on the pitocin and then he'll break my water. It'll probably be a bit of a long haul tomorrow but I'm ok with that. Jesse will be there and my wonderful doula will be there and even though I'm a little bit nervous I'm feeling really, really good about this.

J is nervous as can be. I was talking to one of the nurses as I was getting ready to leave the clinc and she asked if he (J) was excited and I said I think that he's too nervous to be excited. I'm hopeful that once he talks to B he'll calm down and for once in this entire pregnancy, enjoy part of the whole process.

So, I'll have Jesse update once this bugger is born. If you've got a second tomorrow, think a good thought for me. I'm gonna have a baby! Ack!

17 comments:

realitytesting said...

I'm first? Wow! I'm first! Rest well tonight...good luck!!! Make those nurses wait on you hand and foot, now.

Caustic Cupcake said...

Good luck, girl! I'll be thinking about you!

Ferdinand the Duck said...

Yay! Congratulations lady. I can't believe how amazing you are. I mean...I can believe it, I just...whatever. You know what I mean. I'll send all my extra warm fuzzies your way.

shyestviolet said...

BABY IS COMING! woooooot! as far as babysitters go, you're pretty much the coolest, you know.

thoughts and prayers with you and your family, and new baby's new family! so exciting!

pootandcubby said...

I will have many seconds for many good thoughts of you. Good luck!

-andi

Beany said...

Happy Birthday new baby! Good luck to you. Call us if you need anything.

Charming said...

ZOMG!!!!!!!11!!

Babytime!! I am so stoked for you and...so freaking in awe, FOR REAL, yo!!

Wishing you a quick, fast and in a hurry L & D and a healthy baby!!

Sophie Treadmill said...

OMG!OMG!OMG!

Good Luck! I'll be thinking about you. I can't believe your birthing right now as I type this! I'll call you in a few days.

Jodi said...

wow! I remember when I first started reading your blog you were about to become a surogate, and now the bay is here. Time flew. Well, not for you probably. Good luck!

The College Mama said...

Good luck!

The College Mama

karla said...

Good Luck with the birthing!!! Cant wait to read about how everything went:)

nell said...

Yay! Wow! I'm wishing you the best, right now. Best delivery, best everything!

Ben said...

Wait, wait, don't forget your hot water bottle! Aw crap, you're already at the hospital by now.

wheelsonthebus said...

You are probably there now, so just let me say I hope it all went well.

~JJ! said...

Oh man oh man!!!!

So exciting....

I can't wait.

Good luck with everything..

I'll be hugging you from afar!

Christopher said...

Damnit I am always so late with these things... erm... SIXTEENTH!

Hope it goes/is going/went well!

Knickers said...

Hey, good luck, hope everything goes smoothly, will think of you!