Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Baby's coming whether we're ready or not

Well, I haven't posted much about the happenings with the new baby lately. Several weeks back I talked to my Dr. about inducing me since Avery came so fast. He said as long as it wasn't a first baby and not more than a week early, he would love to. Great! We set the date for Oct. 9th. Well, last week at my appt., I asked the nurse about that date and she said my Dr. was going to be out of town that week. WHAT?!?! This was the first I'd heard, and I was hugely disappointed. He told me it was a hospital policy, and unless there was a medical need, the earliest he could do it was the 13th when he got back in town. I figured there was no way I was going to make it to the 13th, so this meant I would have to go into labor (which I'm greatly dreading based on my last experience) and it would probably be a different Dr. that would be doing it. I had everything planned out, when my mom would be here, when my mother in law would come, etc. Now I was back to the unpredictability. I know everyone goes through that, my first two were unpredictable, but after being told a date and mentally starting to prepare for that, I was really upset.

Well, back into my appt today. He told me last week he would strip my membranes today and hope that would put me into labor tonight/tomorrow. This was a possibility I was willing to accept since that meant he would be here and would deliver me. However, after thinking it through, I decided to go against that option and see if another Dr. in his office could deliver me next Thursday, which was the original plan. Well, when I got in today, the nurse took my blood pressure and it has gone way up. She smiled slightly like this might be a good thing for me, and I asked if it was high enough to be induced and she said maybe, I'd just need to talk it through with the Dr.

Well, sure enough, it's at a high enough level and now that I've reached 38 weeks (tomorrow) the baby is coming on Friday, whether we're ready or not. I wasn't expecting this at all, it's earlier than I thought, but he's coming regardless. I feel totally unprepared. Heck, we don't even have a car that will fit 3 kiddos yet. Car seat is still in a bag in the garage, baby clothes aren't washed, my bag is not packed, cradle and swing are still in storage, etc. I think this snuck up on me. We're excited though and anticipating meeting this sweet little guy. We don't' have a name yet, but hopefully it will come when we see him. Any suggestions??? My mom is getting back in town tonight after taking care of my sister for 2 1/2 weeks with her baby. I can't wait for her help, but hope to not totally wear her out. It's crazy to think that we're finally going to have 3 kids. I'm excited for this new phase in life, and know that even though the clothes aren't washed, car seat is not in the car, names aren't picked...this little guys is going to be loved and smothered by all around him and we can't wait to meet him.

8 comments:

Dan and Emily Clark said...

Good luck Marth! I'm sure your kids have plenty of cousins to stay with during the transition with the new baby, but if you ever want to drop them off...Grant and Ella would love it! Can't wait to see photos.

reba said...

Woman,
I'm so jealous but excited for you...especially if you go really quick and so being induced is probably a better controlled environment! Let us know!!! Can't wait! Don't worry about not having everything ready...3 kids here we come!!

Scott and Brittany Manning said...

Good Luck tomorrow! How exciting!! :)

Yorgasons said...

How exciting!! Its amazing how fast it all goes when you have two other kids to distract you huh? Well I hope that everything turns out great and that next time I check your blog there are some cute baby pics!! Good luck!!-Lisa

LauraJ said...

Good Luck!! I am jealous of you and Deb - delivering babies early! No fair!! :) I had high blood pressure with Peter but they kept me on bed rest for a while... Anyway, good luck and get some picture posted soon!

s g said...

good luck, I am sure this baby will bring lots of joy...and I hope all goes well on Friday!!

Steph said...

Good luck with the delivery. I also was unprepared for my 3rd and somehow it just all worked out. 3 kids has been my easiest and hardest transition yet. Maybe you'll see what I mean soon. ;) Love your hair by the way!

renae said...

martha! you can't have this baby yet because that means that mine is coming soon-- and i'm not ready either!

ok fine, have him. be induced early and enjoy the ability of being able to plan and not be surprised. i'm really excited for you. pick a good name so we can use it too!

thinking of you (especially on friday!) and can't wait to hear all the good news.

xoxo