Friday, April 27, 2012

Another Update

I had my follow-up doctor appointment today.  No more progress.  Nothing.  The 7 hours of contractions I had Wednesday night did nothing measurable.  Still 1 cm, soft, thick, 0% effaced, head not engaged.  My doctor says she'd give me a 50% chance of definitely vaginally at this point.

She did strip my membranes (again), which hurt like a son of a bitch.  Hopefully it's more effective than last time and will kick-start labor, but I'm not holding my breath or crossing any fingers or anything.  I'm crampy, as I would expect.

I did gain 2 pounds in 3 days, which I thought was impressive.  :)

My C-section is now scheduled for Thursday, May 3rd at 4:00 p.m.  I'm happy that I'm going to get almost a full week to go into labor on my own, but bummed about the time of day.  4:00 p.m. is fairly horrible when you've got a kid you want to introduce to her baby brother.  

The timeline of my last C-section was:

Scheduled start time: 8 a.m.
Delivery time: 9:04 a.m.
Back to recovery: 10 a.m.
Finally able to lift my butt up enough to be sent to my room: noon
Get settled into room and finally get to have my baby: 1 p.m.
Get to EAT (will have to stop eating at 8 a.m. next Thursday): it was either 3 or 4 p.m.

Shift all of that the appropriate amount of hours and it's going to be a LATE night for everyone.  

Emotionally I'm feeling really pessimistic and depressed about the whole thing.  I feel doubtful and frustrated.  I'm also really not looking forward to all of the "you're still pregnant?" and "you poor thing" and "when are you due?" and all of that for the next 6 days.  


Cassie said...

((HUGS)) I know you're going through a lot right now, and I don't really know what to say. Just know that I'm thinking of you and supporting you and that I'm so very excited to hear all about your sweet baby boy!

Aaron said...

Hang in there! While I did not have the pending C-Section date and VBAC complications, I did have the overdue with procedures I don't want to get to part... If I could will that boy to come out of you I would! Lots of hugs and whatever happens will happen. (sirah sirah)

The Stoycheffs said...

Thinking of you as always. Are you still going to work this week? Try to make some of these nights just special time for you and DH and E -- get some movies and pop some popcorn and maybe just try to live in the moment. Relaxation is supposed to be just as powerful to get labor going as all that other stuff. And it's more fun. I KNOW it's easier said than done, believe me. Best wishes and prayers...and HUGS!