Monday, January 17, 2011
Induced this morning-
I went in for my follow up appointment this morning at the Perinatal lab. Star's heart sounded great and looked great on the tape. I recorded it and sent it to J as he could not be there. The ultrasound was next where the amniotic fluid was measured. The tech measured 2 the first time and 4 the second time. Anything under 5 was reason to be concerned. I was. I was there alone and scared. The tech called my Dr. I waited alone for 15-20 minutes not wanting to scare Jamie with the news until I had more information so I sat alone and waited for word on what would happen next. The technician came back and said that my Dr. wanted to speak to me. I spoke with him and he said it was best to deliver. HOLY CRAP! So I was wheeled up to labor and delivery...again, scary to do alone. I was admitted, showed my room, told to change and had an IV started. J went home and grabbed our bags and played fetch with Wilson one last time before his sister came home and he then came to the hospital. J got to the hospital and gave me a kiss with teary eyes. He's so excited. He immediately started situating suit cases, taking pictures etc. By the time he had arrived my pitocin had been started. They are monitoring the baby closely as I am still one centimeter dilated and -2 station and my cervix is still thick at 37 weeks 5 days. They are monitoring me to make sure that having so little amniotic fluid doesn't stress little star out and to make sure she doesn't lay on or kink the umbilical cord. Pitocin has been going for two or so hours now and has increased every half hour. I am feeling tightening in my stomach every few minutes. A little pain so far but nothing terrible. They will break my water soon and that scares me but I'm excited. Seeing the baby warmer in the corner is so surreal. It's finally here. Star's about to have a birthday...our dreams are about to come true.
Posted by Amber C at Monday, January 17, 2011