Monday, February 25, 2013

Gummy's exit plan

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.

25 comments:

  1. Omg. I am SO excited for you! Keep us posted and good luck!!!!

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  2. This absolutely thrills me. I've been following your blog (more lurking, than openly) but I wish you the BEST of luck this week!!

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  3. Complicated emotions sounds about right to me. But hooray for meeting your daughter this week! Can't wait for your update!

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  4. WOW!!!! As I said quite a few times the other day, words are starting to fail me -- this is all so amazing. It's happening, for real, and yes, you are about to meet your daughter. I am just overwhelmed with joy, excitement, gratitude that this is happening for you, and deep love for the whole Augusta clan, especially the almost-arrived daughter! Much, much love, Oat

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  5. Ohmygoodness!! It is almost time to meet your daughter! I am so excited for all of you; I'll be keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers. :)

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  6. Oh yay! I am just so excited for you. I cannot wait for an update. I hope the induction goes well. You will be in my thoughts and prayers. Again, I'm just so happy for you!

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  7. Tears of joy my darling Augusta. It bodes well that you are in a place to induce. Praying for a swift progression in a good way and safe passage for you both. I have little butterflies in my stomach for all the wonderful days in store with your family.

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  8. Eeeeeek! I am so excited! I simply cannot wait for the news!!! I am SO happy for you!!!

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  9. Oh how I love what you said to the OB :)
    Us ladies have more perspective than others can ever imagine.

    You are going to meet your daughter so soon!!!!!!!! How wonderful wonderful wonderful.

    xo
    s from the east coast

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  10. Wonderful just plain wonderful. So very excited for you!

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  11. *flails around helplessly with excitement*

    'there were a lot of hard things we had to do to have this child. This is not one of them'. *CRIES.*

    I just CANNOT WAIT to watch you have this experience. I hope you'll share it with us (you know, when you're ready) and not disappear, but I am also very sympathetic to the desire to live rather than writing about life. Still. At least give us a few updates from the other side.

    Keeping my fingers crossed for a magical Gummy-initiated birth, because, hey, why not!

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  12. Augusta, I have been a terrible commenter lately but I AM here. And I am cheering you on. You are so very close and I get quite choked up when thinking about it. Not to mention shivers when reading that you are hours away from meeting your Gummy.

    I am crossing everything that can be crossed. And sending you big hugs. So glad you saw that OB for such a dramatically different reason. So glad.

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  13. What madness, huh? Sheer delightful madness. Just you wait.

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  14. Oh I can't being to properly put into words how happy this post makes me. Dear friend, we've been cheering each other on for so long and the thought that at long last you will be meeting your precious long awaited daughter so soon is amazing!!! Soak in the incredible memories of those first moments together & know that there are so many of us all over the world celebrating your beautiful daughters entrance into the world! Welcome little one, you're about to change the world in a big way for so many in your family who love you!!!

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  15. Thinking of you today, praying induction goes smoothly!

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  16. OMG!! I am so excited for you.....

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  17. Thinking of you my dear friend!!! Can't wait to hear about gummy's arrival! :)

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  18. I've been thinking about you ALL DAY LONG! Hoping that everything is running smoothly and that you're holding your baby girl in your arms as I type!

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  19. Thinking of you nonstop today, sending you, Mr. August, and Gummy all my love and visualizing a smooth passage for your daughter into this world. Can't wait to hear the news!!!!

    Love, Oat

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  20. Spent a few good minutes sending love your way today. Thingvof you all.

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  21. Thinking about you. Tomorrow is going to be a great day!

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  22. Thinking of you and Gummy, and hoping that you'll soon hold her in your arms.

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