Less than 12 hours to go

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Registered: 12-09-2011
Less than 12 hours to go
Mon, 10-01-2012 - 6:21am

I am sooo nervous, excited, worried and so nauseous all in one.  Less than 12 hours til I have to be at the hospital to start the induction.  Just dropped DS of at his grandmothers.  Everything is pretty much packed and ready to go.  I cant believe after all this time its finally happening, and 2 and a half weeks before my due date of 20 October.  No more heartburn, itchy feet and hands, swelling, SPD, sore back, carpal tunnel.  Hopefully this time tomorrow it will all be over.  The OB has told me it can anywhere from an hour to a couple of days for an induction.  Depending on how ready my body is and Im hoping its at least a little ready, I have had what i think is the plug coming away over the last few weeks.  A few crampy contractions, maybe 1 a day. So fingers crossed its going to be a nice short delivery.

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Registered: 05-28-2003
Mon, 10-01-2012 - 11:13am
You will do great!
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Registered: 10-05-2006
Mon, 10-01-2012 - 12:03pm

Good luck! I hope it goes smoothly and quick. :smileyhappy:

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Registered: 04-21-2005
Mon, 10-01-2012 - 10:14pm
im excited for you!!! good luck!
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Registered: 12-09-2011
Tue, 10-02-2012 - 7:59am
Well no baby yet. Induction does not seem to be working. Had the gel. Got quite strong contractions plus I was already soft and about 3cm when they started. 12 hours later contractions have died down, baby is not engaged and my waters are proving difficult to break and they aren't sure what they want to do. So frustrating.
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Registered: 02-16-2008
Tue, 10-02-2012 - 9:48am
Ugh. I hope things start to go more smoothly soon. (((Hugs)))
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Registered: 09-08-2011
Tue, 10-02-2012 - 11:21am

My induction wasn't really working either.  I think being so tense and tired and stressed put my body in shut-down mode and made labor freeze.  The epidural helped me finally relax enough to progress.  I didn't want to do it, I did natural birth with my other kids, but I got stuck making less than 1 cm progress for 7 hours until I gave in.  Hopefully you can get a little sleep now and relax and labor will finally pick up.  It sucks to be stuck in limbo waiting for it to happen.

Momma to:
Madelyn, February 26, 2001
Aaron, January 2, 2005
Baby #3, October 2, 2012

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Registered: 01-27-2012
Tue, 10-02-2012 - 9:17pm
P&PT that things get moving. Try to think relaxing thoughts. Fingers crossed!

- JM