Friday, August 22, 2008

It's time!

That's right - I'm being induced tonight. I had my biophysical profile ultrasound and NST today. I got a 2 out of 2 on my NST but only got a 4 out of 8 on my BPP - not a lot of movement from baby and there was no mimicking breathing in the 30 minute time frame so I lost 2 points on each of those. My midwife isn't overly concerned, but just wants to get the baby out before things start looking bad - with my history I just don't think she is wanting to take any risks and just wants this baby out while everything looks good. I trust her judgement and I agree so that's the plan.

The good thing about having a midwife is she tries to go the most natural way possible with everything so instead of going in tonight and immediately starting pitocin she will do a procedure called an EASI - extra amniotic saline infusion - to get my cervix to start dilating. Because I am a VBAC patient she can't use the the cervical softening gel on me because of the risk that the gel could soften the scar on my uterus. This is the same procedure she used on me to induce my labor with Jesse. It was a VERY long and slow process with him because my cervix was closed and thick and I was only 30 weeks - it shouldn't be as long of a process this time. In fact, she is expecting me to be anywhere between 3 and 5 cm by morning. If labor starts on it's own after this then great, but if not then she will start a little pitocin and see of that will get things going.

So, that's all I have to report for now - I will try to do some updates tonight and tomorrow if I can - we'll see how things go. For now, we just need a lot of prayers. Please pray for an induction free from complications. Pray for an uncomplicated labor and delivery and most importantly for a healthy baby boy or girl.

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Good Luck and we'll be praying! I'm so excited. Don't be suprised if you see me lurking in the waiting room! We have been praying right along side you throughout this journey and can't wait to meet your new miracle!

Anne said...

That was me! ^

Jen said...

Can't wait for news of the little one to share Tim's birthday! I may join ReeRee in stalking L&D.

Prayers for a speedy and safe delivery!

On Stage said...

Good luck Shawnie and Brian!

I'll be hanging with "anoymous" in the waiting room with the ice-cold beer! Just kidding.

Please keep us updated (between contractions, of course)!

All our prayers are with You.
Susan

amanda said...

YAY!!! Can't wait to see your precious little one. Praying for a safe, easy, and happy labor/delivery!!! :)

Kris said...

Shawnie-you will do absolutely great. Abbi is waiting for her playmate to arrive. We love you guys! John & Kris

Still Sane said...

I hope you are fully dilated as I type this!! Can't wait to meet the little miracle!

Jen said...

Um, update?!

Leenie said...

Texted Brian a few minutes ago....no baby yet.

Anonymous said...

You are in our prayers, Shawnie! I figure anytime now the lil' one will be making its grand arrival!
Love,
John & Holly

On Stage said...

Anything?

Still Sane said...

I was wondering the same thing?