Beach, May 2014

Beach, May 2014

Thursday, April 16, 2009

The long awaited birth of Natalie

So since we will be 41 weeks on Saturday (the magic cut off for attempted natural birth after a c-section) we will be checking into the hospital tomorrow night to start induction, with birth assumed to occur on Saturday. You know I had this whole idea of how nice a natural birth would be, and how I'd labor at home, maybe go for a walk out at the ranch or just in the back yard with all the fruit trees in bloom and surrounded by my family. Then I'd head to the hospital as late as possible so I would be there as little as possible but you know, sometimes babies have their own way of doing things. I should have learned that lesson fairly well after Aiden decided to arive 3 weeks early by C-section. On the other hand at least I have a doctor working with my mid-wives who is willing to induce me, and allow me to attempt a natural drug (other then pitosin) free birth. Many are not so lucky. So I'll labor at the hospital, inside hooked up to an IV I assume, under constant fetal monitoring on what is going to be one of the nicest weekends of the year. But I'll get to meet my little girl finally, and I can see the light at the end of the heartburn tunnel! Who knows maybe I'll go into labor on my own in the next 24 hours and get the birth I had envisioned. I will keep you all posted as to the latest info. Now go outside and enjoy this beautiful weather!!

1 comment:

  1. You know, I had the same thoughts with Ayla being induced... but it wasn't so bad. To see her, is all I remember! I am envisioning you going into labor right now!!!!