Wednesday, June 06, 2007

37 weeks: Rolling... and... Action!

We're in the final countdown now. Today we've begun the process of induction! Cervadil was inserted about an hour ago, which I am told might start labor, then petocin if needed. Gulp! Maybe a vaginal birth will result, but if it doesn't go super smoothly, we'll move to C-section. I've got a heplock in and both babies on the monitor. Today, after 51 days in the hospital, I am now considered a real, true Labor & Delivery patient, and not an antepartum patient. (Cue graduation march music...)

The interesting thing is that I feel my body could go on carrying these babies for another couple weeks. My cervix is still closed & long and I'm not all that effaced. I have lots of contractions, but I've been doing that for months to no effect. But my perinatologist feels that now that we're term at 37 weeks, and the babies are matrure and fairly big, that it would not be smart to wait for a baby to become "sick" and then rush to get 'em out. Especially with the low fluid situation. Seems prudent to me.

So friends, fellow IVF'ers and reproductive adventurers, twin moms & dads and blog buddies... I'll see you on the flipside. Please send us good vibes, metta, prayers, your thoughts, all that good stuff today/tonight. I really am so ready now, after all we've been through. We've been incredibly lucky and loved through all of this, and Hubs and I don't know how to thank you enough. I look forward to introducing our daughter and son to you and telling you the story of their arrival.

16 comments:

singletracey said...

OH WOW!!! FINALLY!! What a trooper you are! Cant wait to here about your babies and birth story.. I will be thinking of you and sending prayers your way :-)

Eva said...

oh my goodness, I have goose bumps with anticipation! I will send positive vibes your way for an easy delivery for all 3 of you.

K J and the kids said...

Thinking about you.
Can't wait to see pictures.

olivegirl said...

Good luck! Been checking in daily to see where you're at. Have a great delivery.

Bea said...

See you on the flipside, and smooth sailing.

Bea

jemmalee said...

I wish everything is going fine with you! Why didn't you try maternity acupressure first to open up your cervix and to induce your labor naturally before the medical stuff? All the best wishes, Jemma

anna said...

Thinkin of you. Can't wait to meet the babes!

songbird36 said...

Wow! Best wishes for an easy breezy delivery. :-)

Hopeful Mother said...

Best of luck!!!!

zarqa said...

How exciting! I wish you the best of luck!:)

Carey said...

I am soooooo excited that your babies will be here soon!! I hope everything goes smoothly!!

Cindy said...

I can't wait to read the good news!

soralis said...

I am just catching up... holly crap you are almost done, heck you may be done now!

Can't wait for the update!

Take care

Kirsten said...

Yay! Congrats on making it to 37 weeks (I now see what an accomplishment that is!) and best of luck with delivery...can't wait to read all about it and meet the twins!

Lyrehca said...

good luck Good Luck GOOD LUCK!

Emmie said...

Oh my goodness!!!! I can't believe the time is here already! I'm thinking of you and hope all is well with you and your new babies!