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.
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