Wednesday, December 12, 2007

drumroll please

So I just got home from the doctor. If any of you are trying to reach Justin, he went to the gym, and his phone doesn't work there. I'm sure he'll be out soon though.

The big news:

1. We scheduled an induction for next Wednesday, December 19. I will go into the hospital at 9:00 am and we'll start things slow. I've gained 4 pounds in a week somehow (she says it's more swelling), and the doctor is worried that my blood pressure will start going up with all of the swelling, and that would be very bad.

2. She doesn't think I'll make it to next Wednesday. She thinks I will probably have the baby on my own in the next few days. I am 80% effaced and 1 1/2 cm dilated. She could feel the baby's head when she was doing the exam. She kept saying that she thought "things were happening" with one of those little secret doctor smiles. However, I know that lots of women walk around partially dilated for days with nothing happening. I guess my effacement is pretty high though. I have felt different today, with lots of cramping. So we'll see!

Tomorrow I'm going for Eggplant Parmesan with my mom!