Perhaps like me, you were sort of hoping gummy would just make an appearance without having to go through the rigmarole of induction. There is still time if she'd like to do that, but we are down to mere hours here.
I went back to Pleasantville Birthing Unit on Saturday. It ended up being pretty much a whole day affair. I saw the OB on call about 3.5 hours after I arrived, and then he realized he hadn't ordered blood work, and wouldn't let me go home without knowing about my creatinine and liver enzymes. Got to respect thoroughness, I must say, being thorough person myself. My blood pressure was still somewhat high (but not as high as before the meds), and everything else continued to look good. The nurses and doc were so apologetic for keeping me 5.5 hours at the hospital. But as I said to the lovely nurse (who I am now on first name basis with), 'there were a lot of hard things we had to do to have this child. This is not one of them'.
Thorough OB was not satisfied with a Tuesday appointment at my OB's office, and asked me to come back to the hospital Monday for another non stress test, my fifth in less than 2 weeks. Again, not a biggie. The OB on call this time was the one who did my D&C in May 2011, and seeing her, and hearing her voice made me a bit tearful. She is only associated with that event, having never seen her before or after (until today, that is). But I was not there for a D&C today.
Gummy was so sleepy that I started worrying they would want to induce today. Luckily, they got me orange juice and it woke her up enough to satisfy the professionals. They sent me home after that, but not before booking me in for the induction. I am going in on Wednesday night to get the cervical ripening agents put in. Back on Thursday at 8am for the start of the induction. *
I won't even try to unpack my feelings this evening. Suffice it to say there is a little ball of them creating a bit of knot in my stomach. Most prominently though: I AM ABOUT TO MEET MY DAUGHTER!!!!!
*Misfit, it looks like she might be born on your birthday.