Thursday, July 9, 2009

Exciting doctor's appointment: a date has been set...

So... after much thinking and consideration, we have decided to induce at 39 weeks...that means that baby Gaby will be here in ONE WEEK!!!
I had a doctor's appointment today and it went great. I spoke with my doctor about how uncomfortable I've been feeling and she suggested we make a plan. She did a cervical exam and noticed that the baby's head is really low and the baby is ready. She suggested I schedule a "Cervidil" induction for the 15th at night, so that the baby is born on the 16th. The plan is to go into the hospital at 8pm on Wednesday to ripen my cervix and then be put on Pitocin to bring on the contractions. This is the same procedure I had done when Olivia was born.
My doctor seems to think that this will be a fast and easy induction since Olivia's induction only took 9 hours... so let's hope she's right!
I know this is what I wanted, however, I can't help but feel a bit sad about it. I'm so emotional right now... so many things are going through my mind. Not only will we be a family of four within a week, but also we will have to spend Olivia's birthday at the hospital. I wonder if I'll be able to love my kids the same, or if I'll be able to handle having two kids.... it's weird... yet exciting...
Please pray for us!

3 comments:

Kim said...

I'm so happy for you! So exciting!

Tara Lynne said...

I can't wait to see her!!!

Elli Degennaro said...

You're lucky to have a supportive doctor, Adriana. It's been so long, and I wonder how she has grown through the years. Anyway, I can understand your weird dilemma about having two kids. It's hard to adjust to the situation but then, it's a very fulfilling experience. How are you now? :)

Elli Degennaro @ CentennialObgynPA.com