I’ll be 39 weeks tomorrow. That’s the magic number for me. Since munchkin did not cooperate this weekend and come on her own we get evict her.
We’re mean parents, I know.
Before you start giving me a hard time about evicting her at 39 weeks, please realize that the induction is scheduled for medical reasons. In women with gestational diabetes, the placenta starts to break down sooner, often around 39 weeks. Going longer increases the likelihood of munchkin being stillborn. We’re very much not ok with that and are willing to go with the knowledge of our midwife and the medical community has so we’re going with it.
I had really hoped to avoid the induction but since my daughter is cozy we’ll force her out. I”d be lying if I said I wasn’t nervous. I am, mostly because of the complications that can arise. I’d really love to avoid a c-section so I’m praying that the induction will be successful. I’m still praying that I’ll be able to have a pain med free birth.
The current plan, which may change, has us calling Labor & Delivery Monday night. If there is room for us and no emergencies, we’ll go in an hour later so they can start the induction process. I’ll get a sleeping pill and hopefully get some rest. The best case scenario is that I go into labor from this medication. If not, I’ll get Pitocin on Tuesday morning and we’ll go from there. Sooner or later we’ll have a munchkin!
I would very much appreciate your prayers. I would appreciate prayers for The Man and I, that we would be able to make the necessary decisions and for the hospital staff, for wisdom and discernment. I’m struggling a little with trust at the moment because this is not the birth I’d hoped for and wanted. I know that God already knows what will happen and He is in control. I’m doing my best to rest in Him but I’m struggling just a little bit. Thank you!