Sunday, June 28, 2009

Joke of the Day

Why is the glider sad?
Because the baby WON'T COME OUT!!!
I know that joke isn't very funny but neither is watching the baby ticker start counting UPWARD. Yesterday I had several meltdowns - I know you aren't supposed to pin your hopes on your due date, but it totally sucks when that due date comes, and there's no baby. I really keep hoping he'll come on his own soon, but it doesn't look like it. I'll just keep praying... :)


3 comments:

Heather said...

Allena...I remember how you feel! My baby counted backwards for 6 days and then finally gave up. There is an end...baby can't live in there forever. Hang tough...you're still hands free...miserable but hands free. Hugs.

Emily and J.B. said...

Hang in there, friend! He will be here soon!!

Shanni ♥ said...

I know you go today to see about being induced, I hope that they decide not to do it. I know that isn't good news to you, but I don't believe induction is the best way to go. I went into labor naturally when my water broke (at 12:45a.m. while sleeping LOL) but my contractions were irregular, so they insisted on giving me Pitocin to get them moving, THE most painful thing I have even experienced! I was in "natural", as in no drugs, labor for over 15 hours with them upping the pitocin to give me stronger contractions in the hopes of getting me to dialate, but then they would have to turn the pitocin back down because the high dose was causing such stress and crazy contractions that kept dropping Ace's heartrate to a dangerous level. It put so much stress on me and Ace that it resulted in a C - Section to get him out pronto, since his heartrate would dip into the 60's and even 40's! I started running a fever of 105, they had a catheter, waters being put back in me to "re-float" Ace since my water had broke and they were trying to help reduce the stress on him, and they put in an internal monitor on Ace's head because his heartrate would dip so low and so soft sometimes they couldn't pick up a reading through the external belly monitor.
Least to say, NOT FUN! So I am all for waiting for baby to say he's ready. And while my birth story is not the regular, I guess me and my hips are just too small for a baby to pass, so we just show signs of being in stress. I wish you the best. I know noone wants a c-section, but if it comes down to it, I promise it's not that bad!! Yes, recovery is long and painful, but I mean having the baby come out of you naturally results in a long and painful recovery as well, just in a different area. lol
Best of luck to you guys! I wish you the best, and I hope little man decides to make his debut before he's forced to!
BUT, the doctors would know better than I, if the placenta isn't doing its job as well as it should then it's time to get him outta there!
I will pray for you!!