Tomorrow I have my 40 week appointment and I can schedule an induction date.
My body doesn't seem to be ready for labor. I'm 1 cm dilated and 50% effaced. I have occasional contractions but nothing that ever builds towards anything. In a perfect world, I would want to schedule and induction at the last possible date.
However...My mother is coming into town on July 3rd. She bought plane tickets in advance for two weeks after the due date. This is not a fun visit for me, she's staying at a hotel and I just can't flat out tell my mom not to come at all.
The original plan was that my stepmom will be at my birth and was going to stay at my house for the first week. If I wait to be induced, I will not have that week with my stepmom. I won't have any in-home help and my DH has law school classes, so he can't miss more than two days.
I can't tell my mom not to come. I can't hurt her feelings by telling her that my stepmom is allowed to stay at our house, and she isn't. My stepmom is willing to stay at hotel, but is worried that my mom would make everything a pissing contest between the two of them...and she would.
So do I go with an earlier induction date and risk complications because I'm rushing my body? Or do I wait and have a very emotionally difficult first week because I'm dealing with my mom's crap?