Went in for my OB appt today. I am still only 1cm dialted & 0% effaced. They hooked me up to the NST monitor, and LO is doing great. I am having contractions, although they don't feel like much more than long back spasms to me. LO won;t stay engaged though, he's up then down, up then down. I will be overdue tomorrow, my dates are off on ticker. Doc thinks LO might be too big now to pass through, and I really wanted a natural birth. But they are having me come back Tuesday for another NST, and scheduled an induction for Thursday if LO still hasn't arrived. I lost part of my plug, am having loose stools, and spotting a little. I still get lightning crotch and other symptoms too. But now I am having horrible sciatica which is keeping me in pain, and can't sleep for s&^t! I slept 2 hours last night, so I am all dizzy & nauseated today from being overly tired.
I am terrified of the induction or of getting a c-section, not b/c it's surgery or will hurt. But I am so allergic to most pain meds and have adverse reactions to other meds. Case in point, I am allergic to Novacaine (dentist), and doc is all like well it's related to what we put in the epidural, but you should be ok. Um...."should be," isn't very comforting to me. He offered to give me Ambien for sleep today and I had to decline b/c I have been given it before and...I bounce off the walls, no sleeping for me. It makes me super hyper. Also, my seasonal allergies are insane.
I've tried the walking, sex, the birthing ball, and some other things and nothing is working.
I am trying to be positive, LO is doing well if perhaps a bit too comfortable. And he cracks me up sometimes. We watched Glee last night and he gets all whipped up in there from the music.
But I am so tired of being uncomfortable, and want to meet him already. Plus all the people calling, texting, IM-ing to see if he's here. And it's super hot today, and we don't having A/C. So that's not helping either.
Ok, vent over. I know I am not the only one. Please send labor dust my way.