Monday, September 22, 2008

Closer and Closer

It's been an eventful day. Early this morning I went to the hospital to have a non-stress test done. My blood pressure was high and the baby wasn't moving so they decided to admit me and and said they would induce labor either tonight or tomorrow morning. Luckily my blood pressure went down and Hayden started moving around. I asked the doctor if induction was really necessary and she said "No, but you are here and you are due in a few days so why not?" I told her I would rather just start labor naturally. I was already having slight contractions and felt like there was no point in speeding up what was already started. She agreed to sending me home and said that if I wanted to start labor naturally she was all for it. Since then, I've been having contractions on and off and they've been increasing in pressure slightly. I think we'll have a baby soon! The hospital bags are packed and ready to go. I'm just waiting for the inevitable moment when the contractions are too much for me to talk through before heading to the hospital.

10 comments:

E. Michelle said...

I just said a little prayer-blessing for your delivery. I am so excited for you!

aola said...

Good for you!!

and OH MY how exciting!!!

Jen said...

I'm so excited for you!! I can't wait...I can't imagine how you're feeling!

Emma said...

Yay!! good for you for standing your ground. Hope everything goes smoothly. It's so amazing getting to hold your little boy after all those months. :) Enjoy!!

Cara said...

I'm so glad you are listening to your body and not a doctor with a timetable and a stopwatch. Your body will do what it needs to do in it's own time. Just walk and walk!

Big Hugs! I'd better get those overalls in the mail! LOL

Love, Auntie Cara!

Kristen said...

You are my hero, Sandra! So many women would have been like, Okay, induce me. :) It's understandable!

I'm excited for you! Enjoy this amazing time!

Elaine said...

yay!

Kelli said...

Oh my, I haven't checked in a little while and here you are about to have him! Wow! I'm so proud of you for declining the induction. That's hard when you're so ready, isn't it? I I hope everything goes well, and I can't wait to meet him through your pictures!

Oh, also, when you have a free moment will you send me your address??

McMom said...

He will be here soon!!!! So exciting!!!!

Kristen said...

OMG--just got your email! So proud of you and so excited! He's gorgeous!