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Monday, September 21, 2009

It's time!

I had a doctor's appointment this morning. I still haven't made much of any progress. Conditions "aren't all that favorable" is what I was told. I expressed my desire to avoid a c-section if at all possible and be able to go into labor on my own. However, based on previous ultrasounds and my glucose levels, the doctors believe my best chance to deliver her naturally is to be induced (because of her possible size). She did say that Ladybug is engaged so that's a good sign I'll be able to have her naturally - thus the reason for my awful back pain this past week or so.

So I will be induced on my due date - this Thursday. I will actually go in Wednesday evening to get some kind of medicine to help conditions become, let's say, more favorable. Then, on Thursday morning, they will start pitocin.

As much as I REALLY REALLY didn't want to be induced, I just feel I need to trust in God's sovereignty in this situation. He's placed me under their care and this is what they feel is my best chance to have her naturally.

I can't believe I'll have a baby in 3 days. I'm still kind of in shock. I'm excited and nervous all at the same time.

10 comments:

Katie said...

I think that's so exciting! i can't wait to see this little ladybug~

baby cope said...

you are going to do great! i will definitely be praying for you and little ladybug and a quick and safe delivery! you're already a mama so try to enjoy these next few days with septtro before ya'll become a precious family of 3!!!

Sara said...

WOOPEEEEE!!!! we'll be praying too! i'm so excited for you, susan - you are going to do wonderfully! keep us updated!!

Joelle Turner said...

Yea! Lorren told me this exciting news! I can't wait to meet Ladybug!!!!!! I'm praying the delivery goes well, love you!!!

Gina said...

YAYYYYY!!!!!!!

Joy said...

Goodness, THIS WEEK?! Yay, Momma!!! I cannot wait to hear her birth story. You stay busy but safe. Cannot wait to see her!

ritapolk said...

Whoo hooo!! Thursdays are good days for having really really cute babies! :-D Get as much rest as possible this week!! Seriously. I know everybody will tell you that and you think it's going to be impossible ... but ... get as much rest as possible. You'll appreciate it later.

Dulos said...

Can't wait to meet her...and no matter how she comes, induced or not induced, c-section or not, once she is here you will not care how she got here! All that matters is that she gets here safely!

Dulos said...

Oh and this is Shawna, Mark is always signed in on our computer, so I'll pretty much always be under his name

karenroush said...

the important part is that any time now you will be holding your little baby girl! we are SO excited for you and praying for you guys!!