Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Dr. Appointment Update

We had another Dr. appointment today, and it went well.

We did another Biophysical Profile, and Jaxson looks great!  He has plenty of fluid, blood flow, and a strong heartbeat.

We have not made any progress.  Not even a little.  My Dr. manually opened my cervix and it was the most painful thing that I have ever felt to date (I know that will change in a few days!)  He offered me his other hand to hold while he did it, which I thought was very kind of him.  He is hoping that will release hormones that will ripen my cervix for labor.

I am scheduled to go back for another Non Stress Test on Friday morning.  He wants to check me for progress.  If we haven't made any progress, then he will admit us on Friday night and start medicine to ripen my cervix to get ready for induction Saturday morning.  If we have made progress, then we can stay home Friday night and go in Saturday morning.  I hope we can stay home and sleep in our own bed on Friday night to be totally honest.  And, even if we have to go in Friday night, part of me wants Hubby to stay home after I get settled and get a good night's sleep so he will be well rested and totally there for me when I need him on Saturday.  What do you ladies think?  Have any of you been in that situation?  Do you really need someone with you overnight that night?

Thank you all for your kind words and prayer this week, they are much appreciated!

7 comments:

Veronika said...

so excited for you guys! will keep you in my thoughts for the next several days :)

Candice said...

Oh honey I am so sorry you had to go through that painful procedure, but I do hope it helps!! I agree, I think Jeff needs to be rested up, although I'm betting he is not going to be too keen on leaving you at the hospital alone! :)

The George Family said...

I recently started reading your blog, and LOVE IT! Sending hubby home is both good and bad. He NEEDS the sleep, so sending him home is good for that. But at the same time, your emotions are going to be all over the place, and I can guarantee you will be sad when he leaves. After our 2nd I sent hubby and baby boy home for the night and i remember just sitting and crying. Of course I was fine after a little, but I missed my support system. I think if there is a comfortable place (with our first there was a pull out bed (cot) and hubby slept pretty well) then maybe you get him to stay.....

Adam and Wendy said...

OOoo that boy's being stubborn! And you've got me thinking on the overnight thing....I'd want Adam well rested, but then again I'd want him there in the odd event that I went into labor on my own in the middle of the night.....I know him pretty well, and he'd probably just sleep in whatever chair or couch is in the room haha...or drink coffee and tell me it's "for me" since I apparently won't be able to drink coffee while I'm preggars (ah!)

CanDance English said...

Hey Girl... I would normally say, that is a GREAT idea to send him home and let him sleep for a while, but just an FYI - When I had to go in to get the cervidil, (what my doctor called a meat tenderizer for the cervix, and that thing that would get ripen my cervix), I actually went into labor within two hours of having it inserted. They had to pull it out and slow my labor down. I never ended up getting the pitocin and that cervidil was strong enough to put me into labor easy. I was going to have Adam stay home as well, but my Mom encouraged him to stay with me and thank goodness he did. I felt bad because we both went with no sleep on the night we though we were going to be able to have it... I will be praying for you as you go through all of this fun stuff...

Jackie said...

The cervidil (I had it with jackson) will cause contractions. Not terrible ones, but strong enough that you may not rest well. It's up to you if you want someone with you for that or not. Also, one of the potential risks with cervidil is that it will send you into active labor, if that happens, you definitely want him there!!! Good luck!

michelle ellis said...

Thank you ladies so very much for the insight to your experiences and advice, I appreciate it more than you know!!!!!