Thursday, July 31, 2008
I'm pleased to report that at this point we've made it a little further than we got on Monday! I still don't know my progress in terms of dilation & effacement, but we were able to get the 2nd dose on the Misoprostol. They typically run a twelve hour treatment of three doses to soften the cervix before they start the Pitocin. When they attempted to induce on Monday they were only able to give me one dose, because I started contracting abnormally and it would have been dangerous for them to give me anymore. Today they are giving me smaller, but more frequent doses and I have a feeling it will work a little better this time. A few hours ago they let me move over into a regular room since it will be a while before we need to use one of the delivery beds. It's a smaller room, but in exchange for a more comfortable bed it's well worth it to me. I actually like the bathroom/shower better in this room and there is also a DVD player! We rented a few movies to help pass the time... so I've been watching The Nanny Diaries while waiting for the medication to do its job. Depending on how I progress through this 2nd dose, I believe the plan is either to administer the 3rd dose sometime around 7:30... or possibly start the Pitocin if my body is ready for it. So far today has been a much better day for me than what we went through on Monday. I was definitely more prepared for what was in store, and I feel like I have a more realistic expectation of how long things will take. It's allowed me to be more patient and just kind of go with the flow. I've been able to relax and I'm actually not scared out of my mind right now. That's all the news I have for now, I'll be sure to post more later as things progress!