Yesterday I had my LAST Dr. appointment! I'm super excited to announce that sometime this week I WILL be holding my baby in my arms and not my rib cage!
I talked to Dr. Harter before he "checked" me. He told me I could either make an appointment to come back Wednesday or Thursday to get a "balloon" inserted that will prep my body for induction. Yes I'm being induced. It's surprising to me how many people have such crazy opinions about being induced...like it is my first step toward being a horrible mother...
For me, I feel very comfortable being induced because my very experienced, very trusted doctor is comfortable with it. Part of the reason I'm being induced is because Adam contractually can not take off the first week of school, and personally doesn't want to TAKE the second week of school off because it is such a crucial time. Friday will be perfect because even though he has to take one day off, he gets to be with us until Tuesday morning for the Labor Day holiday (ironic, Labor Day weekend...). Another reason is that I have another child at home that needs to be cared for. I wanted to have the peace of mind that my mom could plan a day to come down and be here overnight taking care of Hannah who is about to go through a huge change in her life...but hey, why am I explaining myself? I'd never do anything that would be detrimental to my children (at least not intentionally lol) so those people who think induction is wrong can just keep opinions to themselves.
ANYWAY, So Dr. Harter is asking me if I want to come on Wednesday or Thursday to be prepped for induction, I told him Thursday would be best because that's when my mom is coming. Then he checked me.
"Wow, look at you!" He said. "Based on your progress, and the fact that this is your second baby I'd say we don't have to worry about prepping you for induction. In fact, I think I'll be seeing you before Friday."
This was very exciting news. I could tell because instead of being terrified I had a gigantic smile on my face. I guess that means I'm feeling ready? I asked a good friend of mine to be on alert in case I go into labor before my mom gets here. She is still planning on Thursday. I'm really really hoping that I make it to Thursday (I want a September baby badly) because then Adam will be able to make it through his first week of school and his stress level will be better. That means I need to make it through two and a half days. Wish me luck!
P.S. I'm getting a pedicure tonight with some friends so that I can have cute toes!