9:38am Tuesday, May 18th
What a week this is shaping up to be! Just to think that hopefully in less than a few days we’ll no longer be a twosome around here, we’ll be a family of three, and I’ll soon have a new title to live up to – mom. I can’t believe how quickly this pregnancy has flown by, but here we are. I’ll try updating this post as the days go by, so check back often!
Yesterday the call was made to move towards an induction. Several circumstances led the doctor to make the call, but we’re trusting that this really is the best direction for both mother and child. I’ve spent the past few months hearing horror stories about inductions and c-sections, so the idea of having to walk this path wasn’t easy at first. Everyone hopes for the movie scene with their water breaking at some odd hour and the mad rush to reach the hospital in time. Although it doesn’t look like our story will play out that way, I’m focusing on the end of journey as the greatest reward. However we need to get there for everyone to be safe, that will ultimately be the best way for us.
So many mixed emotions to sort through. Yesterday I found myself going back and forth between being scared and feeling like I should be the one curled up in the fetal position, to being completely elated and overwhelmed at the notion of holding our baby girl for the first time. Emotional contractions I suppose.
The plan is to check into the hospital tonight at 5:30pm. They’ll start me off on Cervidil to loosen things up and hopefully my body will take it from there – kicking into natural labor by morning. If not, we’ll weigh the options then and move to a full induction only if need be. If all goes well, we should be introducing our little girl to the world at some point on Wednesday.
Honestly, I really don’t know how I’d be doing this without the support of friends and family. My husband has been amazing. He can simultaneously calm me and instill courage, and I have to say I’ve never felt his love so fiercely. Can’t wait to see the look on his face when he holds his daughter for the very first time. My mom and dad are almost giddy with excitement – which is so contagious. Looks like being a grandparent really is shaping up to be the most fun. Baby’s aunt and uncle are also more than ready, along with so many friends who have watched over us along the way. So if there’s one thing this little girl won’t lack when she finally makes her grand debut – it’s love.
Spoiled from the start.