The Family in our first snow of the year
Last week when I went to the doctor we decided that would be my last visit. If I don't go into labor by Thurs, then I'll be going to Labor and delivery at 5:30 Am ! in the morning. Typically anyone doing a VBAC would not be induced because it makes the contractions too intense for the scarred uterus, but we will be doing a light induction on Friday. Everything is perfectly in place for a VBAC except that I'm not dilated. Baby is very low and cervix is ripe. So the plan is to use enough Potocin to dilate me enough to break my water and most likely my body will then go into it's own labor. So, we will see. I may end up having a c-section again but I think the VBAC is well worth the try.
38 Weeks and 5 days
Big sister at the Greenwood baby shower
Karen(right), my gracious host and the other 3rd years
On Valentine's we had a little scare. I had hardly felt the baby move all night and all morning so I alerted my personal doctor by waking him up and telling him I was worried. This pregnancy has been so different than my 1st. Bethany was monitored every other day with NST's and ultra-sounds for months. Her movements were light and she was a not very active. I didn't know that she was those things until I got pregnant with this child. She's like a brute compared to B. She is constantly moving and is very powerful to the point of pain sometimes. So, when she wasn't doing that for 12 hrs it scared me. I couldn't imagine going to the hospital and coming home without a baby (morbid thought I know, but it was my worse case scenario). So, we went to the Montgomery Center first and Joey did an NST. We did all the usual things to make a baby "wake-up" but nothing helped. She was so still and had no accels in her heart rate. We decided to walk over to the hospital and get monitored and the minute I laid down for them to monitor, she started move like a mad woman. I'm sure they thought I was a basket case for coming in b/c she rocked the NST and we went home. Now, I'm just waiting. The scare did make me jump into gear and get some last minute things done like packing my hospital bag. I've been such a procrastinator the second time around!