I'm currently at L&D awaiting cervidil. Yes, the ticker is correct - I am 42 weeks today. If I don't magically go into labor tonight, they'll start the pitocin tomorrow morning.
Excuse the whine, but I am not having a very good experience so far. I am alone (my SO has flaked for the final time, at the very last minute - and no, I don't want to talk about it, lol), the nurses are lacking a bit in the bedside manner department, and after one nurse dug around for about 5 minutes trying to put my hep lock in, another nurse came in and placed it in a pretty uncomfortable spot, which will make laboring on my hands and knees difficult, or impossible. I've made the mistake of asking 3 nurses about their experiences with successful inductions, and while I understand not wanting to make empty promises, two out of three have told me that there must be something wrong with my body for not going into labor yet. *facepalm*
So, February mamas, would you please send me the most wonderful, happiest, most beautiful thoughts and labor dust carried upon wings of natural-birth angels? Or tell me about how perfectly, smoothly, and wonderfully inductions from start-to-finish can go? Anecdotes are welcome!
I may request happy c-section stories later. But please, let's not use the C-word right now. I am trying to remain as relaxed as possible! I'm also having a few slightly painful contractions verrry far apart, and I'm finally dilated to a whole half centimeter! So... there's that. lol.
Thanks in advance, ladies! I'm about to go lurk at all your newborn pics.