I'm being induced tomorrow morning at 6:00 am. Yay! I was really hoping to go into labor on my own, but when the opportunity was presented, I jumped on it. The doctor mentioned doing it Monday morning.... my heart sank a little, but I still had the next 5 days to go on my own. Then, she called the hospital and they were booked, so she looked up at me (phone in hand with the hospital on the other line) and said "what about tomorrow?" Ah!! Yes! Daniel was standing there with me and I thought he was going to fall over. You should have seen the look on his face! I think he thought Monday was plenty of time to get ready.... not even thinking it could be any time now really.... but, just the thought of Monday being the day. We (well, more like Daniel) have a lot going on this week. He just got home last night at midnight, he has another small job to do in town (scheduled for Thursday afternoon), a wedding he's in on Saturday (with the rehearsal on Friday), and he needs to put some time in at Coufal-Prater. BUT, guess what.... I'm ReAdY! He hasn't been living with this constant reminder attached to his pelvis day in and day out for 9 months! And, he's been out of town... no constant reminders about what the near future holds for us :) But, I think he's slowly getting ready.... he's got no choice now...hehe.
As much as I wanted to go into labor on my own, I'm actually relieved that I'm being induced. I posted a few days ago about how it was in God's hands and how I just needed to sit back and be patient. Well, God didn't give me patience.... at least not much of it. I have been so anxious about "the moment"..... you see, I'm a planner. I don't expect to have control over any situation nor do I stomp my feet and cry when things don't turn out like I plan them too.... I just like to plan. So, every day that this baby hasn't been here, I make a new plan. Every day. I think part of it was because Daniel was gone, another part because I have my mom and dad here, another part because I need to inform family and want it to be convenient for them (my sis-in-law is taking pictures in the delivery room and she has 4 kids to take care of... plus my father-in-law's job needs him and it's hard for him to get away).... and of course there are my two 4 yr olds who need to be entertained and taken care of. So, even though I'm sad that I'm not going to know what it's like to be suprised by my water breaking or timing those big contractions, I still feel very good about my decision to induce.
I didn't mean for this post to be this long. Lots going through my head right now.
Please pray that all goes well... especially with a successful VBAC.