Thursday, September 18, 2008

Induction Morning

He's a stubborn one, our little Barack. Today is D-Day, and still no sign that he's planning to initiate this process on his own. Here at +9 days, we're no longer comfortable waiting for him to make his move. Induction it is.

The way inductions work at our hospital is that you call first thing in the morning and ask if they're able to take you. If they're already slammed (women in natural labor get higher priority than I do; another big thank-you shout-out to my body for letting me down once again), then they tell you to stay home. They'll call when more rooms have opened up, probably in a few hours. That's the situation we're in right now -- yet another holding pattern. Our bags are packed, the car is ready to go, the house is nice and tidy... there's nothing else for us to do but wait.

I'm off to continue pacing around the house, waiting for the phone call that will let me know that I can go give birth to my child.


  1. I'm on pins and needles waiting to hear the glorious news about Barack's of luck to you all today...I'd love to read all about it (birth story?) when you have time afterward!

  2. I thought of you often over the last few days, hoping baby Barack decided to choose his own birthday. I'm sorry he hasn't :(

    I really hope the induction goes well and that they're able to get you in soon. Best of luck today!!

  3. I can't wait to hear about Barack's birth. I'm sending lots of good thoughts that they can get you in early and that labor goes smoothly. Good luck!


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