Monday, August 25, 2008

Update #3

Went to the Doc this a.m.  Im between 5 and 6 cm's.  Still 70% effaced and she is still at a -3 station.  He did strip my membranes again.. Not counting on that working.  Great if it does, but not holding my breath.  

Either way we are to be at the hospital at 6:30 a.m tomorrow.  Dr. R is (after I asked) very willing to just break my water first when I get there (instead of immediately doing the pitocin) to see if that will kick start contractions.  We will wait that out for a "few hours" he said and if nothing happens then it's on to the pit drip.  But Im not worried about that because he is willing to give me a small dose and then turn it off once the contractions start.  

I'm in a better place emotionally today.  I have a lot more to say about what this experience is teaching me and showing me about myself and my expectations.. but that is another post. I really do appreciate all of you leaving me encouraging comments and being so supportive.  You gals are the best.  I know that by this time tomorrow I will be staring, wide eyed, into my daughters eyes and everything from this weekend will be a blur!

I'll keep you posted.. right now i have to get my boys to be quiet in their beds and go to sleep (nap time).   Namely, Alex who likes to stand on his head in his crib!

10 comments:

Ole Miss Mom said...

OMG Rachel! I just read the last 6 posts all together! I can't believe you just sitting there at 6cm!!!! You go girl! Something surely has to happen tonight.
You'll do great! I can't wait to hear all the details!! Maybe you can convince me that last little bit to go ALL natural next time!! :-)
Blessings!!

Greta said...

Well I, for one, can't wait to hear "that post" that explains what all you've been learning/discovering.

Here's hoping you have an extremely active night OR that the water break gets things going! Can't wait to hear :).

Praying for ya!

Erica Shepherd said...

WOW! Things are about to get really exciting. So happy for you, Rachel and can't wait to see that little girl!

Jaci Spain said...

Can't wait to meet Madeline and Eva tomorrow!!! YAY!!!! We'll be there some time in the evening.

Jessica Little said...

Rachel,
We've never met, but I've been following your blog for a couple months now. You've been in my prayers for the part of your pregnancy that I've know about. I'll continue to be praying for you tonight and tomorrow, that the Lord would be merciful to you and allow as little interference medically as possible. Please post pics of your beautiful daughter when you can. To bad she and my Ava couldn't be friends!

Sarah said...

Love you and praying for you!!!!!

alli said...

You are absolutely beautiful right now, and where you've been the last few posts. I've read them several times, and haven't known what to say to encourage you. I'm just gonna say it again. You are beautiful, and I can't wait to read/hear about tomorrow. It's going to be wonderful.

You are loved and admired greatly.

Jennifer said...

so excited she's almost here!

Dollar General said...

Well, it's Tuesday morning and I just read this post. I praying for you and your family! Can't wait to hear all about EVA, AND see pictures! You have BEAUTIFUL babies - can't wait to see what a girl looks like!! FUN!

Linda said...

Well it is Tuesday night and I am hoping that Eva is here. And she did not cause too much pain. I have not heard from Jim or Shelley so hopefully everything (Eva) came out okay! (ha) We are so proud of you!