Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Home Sweet Home...

We left the hospital this morning shortly after 8:00am. After determining that all those painful contractions had not brought us any progress I asked if we could leave and just give the baby some time to come on his own. Today's game plan would have been most likely to start me on Pitocin to bring on stronger contractions. I'm not really comfortable with using the Pitocin to induce labor, and we were really hoping the Misoprostol they used yesterday would be enough to "jump start" labor for us. I had a pretty rough night, with a little bit of rest but a whole lot of pain and discomfort. My IV had to be re-done, so three more attempts there until they got it in and some more battle scars on my arms to prove it. I was up on and off all night until 5:00am having contractions, and then I tried to go back to sleep. I actually slept soundly for almost two hours, but when I woke up I had stopped having contractions almost completely. The doctor came in and spoke with us around that time, and she was willing to give us a couple more days to let this happen on its own. They rescheduled our induction for Thursday morning, should this not happen sooner. She also thought we would for sure be in labor on our own by then. So we'll see what happens. I'm really thankful to be home and resting and to have a little more time, I don't think our little one would appreciate being forced out into the world when he's just not quite ready!

4 comments:

Steph said...

Good for you Sarah!!! You're right, the baby will come when he's ready, just a few more days.

Flo Oakes said...

So proud of you!
It would be really, really hard to be so close and then still have to wait...so kudos for waiting on the pit for a couple of days.
What a trooper!
What your body might need the most is the rest.
Maybe just a good solid day of rest and sleep is just what you need for things to pick up.
And be encouraged that all the contractions you have had so far are NOT for nothing--even if it's not classified as "active labor" any contractions you experience are working for you and getting you closer to holding the babe!
I know it's SUCH hard, hard work...you are doing amazing. GOOD job!

Jillian said...

I agree with Flo...Kudos! You are very strong, that boy will enter when he's ready...Maybe he just wants an August birthday ;)

Sarah said...

I'm glad you are home and resting! Allow you body, and, more importantly, your mind to rest. Let go of your anxieties and worries about how labor will go and embrace each contraction as it comes without thinking about what is coming next, like we talked about. Also, enjoy these last few hours or days with your hubby- it will be a long time before it's just the two of you again, cherish this time together. I'm very proud of you! Don't forget that you can call me or Jessica if you change your mind!