Tonight at 9m I am going to the hospital to begin the induction process. They'll give me something called Cervidil that is supposed to soften the cervix and hopefully start contractions. They may send me home for the night to labor there for a while or they may keep me. It depends on the speed of the labor and my blood pressure. From what friends and family have told me, the induction process could be super quick, like 4 hours or super long, like 48 hours. I'm obviously hoping for the former. There is a possibility of a c-section if I don't progress, or my blood pressure goes up significantly. I'm trying not to have any specific expectations, because I know that the birthing process rarely goes according to any sort of laid out plan.
Thursday, November 06, 2008
No matter what, in a very short time, I'm going to be a Mommy, and Spencer is going to be a Daddy! Is it really possible that our lives are going to irrevocably change in a matter of hours from now? I've been watching the Baby shows on TLC all day to get myself mentally prepared, but I don't think it will seem real until little Madelyn is in my arms. I can't wait to meet her!
Posted by Tammy at 8:09 AM