Induction update!

Been at the hospital since around 7pm, got in my room shortly after 7:30.
Got hooked up to monitors and they checked me. I was at 2cm to start. They inserted the first Cytotec pill around 9pm.
The midwife came in to check me again and insert the 2nd one, but had to wait a bit because they were getting a weird reading on baby’s heart rate. So, they finally checked me around 2am and inserted the 2nd pill. Still only at 2cm.

So far not in any pain, just uncomfortable because I can barely move and this bed sucks! Plus, I’m on a pee schedule (after the pill goes in I can’t get up for 2 hours).


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This story is a tragedy at times, a comedy some days, a drama safe to say. You will find things and you will lose things in this life. There will be awesome starts and awful endings, but do keep going, because the part you play is sacred. You are something priceless, you and all your fears and dreams. This story seems impossible at times, but there is still some time to be surprised, still some time to live surprises. 
So may we live an honest story and may we meet each other in the questions, in the aches and broken places. May we know that it’s okay to ask for help, okay to stop and rest, okay to start again. 
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twloha:

"No One Else Can Play Your Part" is our campaign to support National Suicide Prevention Week (Sept. 8-14) and World Suicide Prevention Day (Sept. 10). There are many ways to get involved, and one option is to purchase our WSPD pack, which includes a shirt, bracelet, poster print, and pack of info cards.

Our hope is that these items will equip you to talk about suicide prevention in your community, so we wanted to share the text you will find on the info cards.

NO ONE ELSE CAN PLAY YOUR PART 

This story is a tragedy at times, a comedy some days, a drama safe to say. You will find things and you will lose things in this life. There will be awesome starts and awful endings, but do keep going, because the part you play is sacred. You are something priceless, you and all your fears and dreams. This story seems impossible at times, but there is still some time to be surprised, still some time to live surprises. 

So may we live an honest story and may we meet each other in the questions, in the aches and broken places. May we know that it’s okay to ask for help, okay to stop and rest, okay to start again. 

Life seems to be a story of holding on and letting go, learning which is which and when. You were made for love and knowing. No one else can play your part. 


Today is the day!!!

Gotta be at the hospital tonight at 7:30pm for my induction.

Nervous and excited all at once. It’s making my stomach hurt-lol!

I made the mistake of looking up info about the drug they’re giving me (cytotec), and it freaked me out a bit. I did find a lot of positives about it, too. It’s basically a pill they insert in your cervix to help thin and prepare you for labor. Usually Pitocin is used along with it as well. I just really hope I don’t spend forever in labor and end up needing a c-section anyways. They warned me that I might because I wasn’t progressed at all at my last appointment, and because she is a larger baby (between 8.15 and 9lbs). They also worry about shoulder dystocia if I deliver vaginally. 

Oh, and as of my last doctors visit, she was in posterior, or sunny side up position. Which apparently can be bad for me and her. Nothing too drastic, just a longer labor, chance of tearing and chance of her having to go to the NICU for a bit. I’m hoping she’s turned by now but I’m not sure. They can turn her, but I hear it’s painful. But, whatever works! 

But anyway, I’m 12 hours away from being admitted right now! I have so much to do, even though I should probably have slept in more. I just have a lot of things to finish up before we leave later.

Wish me luck!!!!!


I really wish I could just go into labor on my own!

**sigh**



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Yay!!

Two ladies I follow pretty religiously who were due around the same time as me (and ended up overdue) are now parents or on their way as I type this!
So happy for them and for my turn this week!!!!


I gotta stop feeling bad!

Came to work today, even though I said I was going to start my leave.
I kept thinking of my coworkers and how I didn’t want to screw any of them over into more work, and how the manager we have this weekend is a nice lady (who actually picks up slack and cleans if she needs to!)
But today is it! I’m leaving a note saying when my induction is and that I won’t be coming in Tuesday. They told me Friday just to let them know so, hopefully they don’t give me a point for not coming Tuesday. If so, ohhhh well.


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