Don't worry, BU is being constantly monitored here in laborland, we have not been forgotten. There's just not much to report. We are killing time with itunes movies, juice cups, long walks down the halls, family status updates, an all you can eat Indian Buffet across the street which I'm sure will likely come back to haunt me. In fact, our biggest concern right now besides the obvious safe birth of BU is how quickly our snack cooler is deplenishing.
If you are thinking to yourself, hmmmmm....this seems to be taking a wee bit longer then I would have assumed, especially with a 2nd baby, let me try to summarize what's going on:
Baby Unborn has overextended its stay, downed the minibar (fluids are low), and for safety reasons an early check out was determined best. Yesterday we learned my cervix is not "favorable" for childbirth and I was induced with a drug caled Cervidil which is used to "rippen" things up for contractions. It sort of looks like a 1 inch tampoon with a long string. Seems like having a "favorable" cervix is a biggie round here and mine is being difficult. Ideally this drug gets the ball rolling enough for dr to (knock knock, ahhh let me see...now just relax...ohhh i like what I feel....part the red sea it's time to break your waters) initate phase 2. The drug has a 24 hour effect. I'm at 23 hours. No effect.
For all those who entertered the poll yesterday let's just pretend the times submitted were for today.
So many qualites BU is revaling to us before it even arrives. BU is saying, "hey don't mess with my birth plan I'm punctual and will arrive on my due date." BU is obviously not insecure with it's floppy head as it's still bopping happily around in there. BU is unique, only 7% of babies are breech at 37 weeks, only 8% of women develope low amniatic fluid leves where induction is needed, and fewer then 5% of babies are actaully born on the due date. And most importantly BU is healthy, a bit stubborn, but none the less healthy.
To Be Continued - ABC (and BU)