Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Dang.

I didn't hear back from the Dr.'s office on scheduling my induction, so I called again today. I just got a call back and the earliest they can get me into the hospital is...

Tuesday NIGHT. Apparently my Dr.'s office starts the inductions in the evenings. I'm not sure how I feel about that. Does that mean they will have bad nurses and a bad anesthesiologist since it's the night shift?

So DANG, now this baby won't be born until Wednesday, February 25. Ugh. Reset my mind to another week.

11 comments:

Katie said...

Actually it means they probably will put on this gel on your cervix and leave it on overnight to soften your cervix and get you more ready for induction. It also obviously releases hormones to help labor. Then they would probably actually start the Pitocin or whatever they are using on Wednesday morning. The staff will be great night or day! They are used to crazy baby schedules! You will do great!

Katie said...

Actually it means they probably will put on this gel on your cervix and leave it on overnight to soften your cervix and get you more ready for induction. It also obviously releases hormones to help labor. Then they would probably actually start the Pitocin or whatever they are using on Wednesday morning. The staff will be great night or day! They are used to crazy baby schedules! You will do great!

Hannah said...

Angie you crack me up! There is nothing wrong with getting induced at night and I promise the staff will be just as competent. Believe me, this is not something to worry about! Plus, it gives you almost 48 hours extra to go into labor on your own! Sam and I think we need to give you a good distraction for the next few days...it's the only way to survive. Are there any good books you can read? Have you read the Shannon Hale books yet? I think it helps to take your mind off the imminent future :)

Cummards said...

I know it seems like so much longer, but I promise once he comes it will seem like it went by so fast! So as hard as it seems, just enjoy your time! I agree with you about feeling too good....I felt too good to be going into labor, I knew he wasn't coming anytime soon!! Thats not such a bad problem to have though :) GOOD LUCK!

Jill said...

You will have great care, night or day. And I'll fly out whenever you want. I can come Tuesday morning if you want me there...or earlier if you go into labor on your own!

All will soon be well! The waiting game makes the clock just tick tick tick so slowly! Yes, read a good book that is NOT about childbirth...something with a story line you can follow.

becca said...

The 25th . . . what famous athlete is #25?

I think maybe the night is better than waking up early for your induction (because you can never fall asleep the night before, anyway!)

Heather and Billy said...

The night is better because they start you on a low dose of Pitocin and give it plenty of time to work. The idea is for you to be able to then sleep through most of the labor through the night and wake up more refreshed. I think they do it more often with first babies because your labor is more likely to take longer.
I was induced at 9pm with my first, Will. I got nauseous and couldn't sleep but once they gave me oxygen to help I was able to sleep and slept great (I got an epidural at 4 or 5 in the morning I think). I had him about 9am. I was also induced with #3, Keller. That one was somewhere around midnight and I had him also around 9am I think. The doctor has an idea of how long you're likely to take and how it will fit in their schedule. Mine works around his scheduled c-sections or regular rounds time. I was expected to go faster with my last because it was #4 and I was already farther along. I was induced in the morning then and expected me to have him when the doctor was there doing rounds or between his c-sections. So...see...they have their reasons. Just take with you whatever you can that helps you sleep. You'll want all the sleep you can somehow manage.

Heidi, Greg, and Jackson said...

I actually preferred the night doctors and nurses..there was less hospital distraction so you were the center of attention!

My advice? Take everything as it comes! Only worry about getting to the hospital. Once your there you can worry about the IV. Then you can worry about the contractions, etc. One thing at a time...In the mean time, go shopping! Walking feels better anyway!

Baldersons said...

You are so funny Angela....of course the night shift Dr and nurses will be as good! Everything will go smoothly I'm sure...I will be patiently checking the blog for updates though and to see pictures! Oh, and it might seem like impossible advice but I would try enjoy the last few days of being pregnant...I totally missed feeling her moving around all the time and having her with me when she was born (I need to remind myself of that more now that I am pregnant again!) Good luck!

Crystal said...

The worst thing about it is that it is right when our basketball game starts. You'll let Mike show up an hour late to your induction, right? By then you'll probably just be finishing the paperwork and getting changed into your hospital gown. Come on, Angela. Priorities. - Jake

Amanda J said...

Good luck tomorrow! Don't worry about the nurses. I've had awesome nurses on both shifts!