It occurred to me that most of you still have no idea what is going on, or why we are here being induced 6 days early. Here's the story thus far:
I went for my routine OB visit this morning. Maybe the last one before labor. Usually Eric goes with me to my appts. but since we weren't even seeing my regular doc, he figured it best that he not miss most of the day's work, since he will be off for 3 weeks after baby is born. So anyway, we put the whole visit on speaker phone, and he listened in.
Everything looked pretty good. Baby's heartbeat sounded fine, and movement was normal. But was measuring a bit small, which concerned the doc. So she sent me downstairs for an ultrasound. They got me in pretty quick, within 45 minutes. Everything looked okay, so far as I could tell- baby was measuring a bit on the small side, 35th-ish percentile, but we knew that already. But the tech sent me back upstairs talk to the doc, who told me the amniotic fluid was low. Very low. (Maybe the reason my weight was down this week, though weight loss in the last week can be a normal sign that labor is imminent.) So she said "you're having this baby today" and sent me straight over to L&D to get hooked up to the fetal monitors. Good news is, the baby is doing great, despite not having enough fluid. But regardless, they have me started on the great labor inducer Pitocin, and here I sit, waiting for something to happen. They say it can take awhile- 8-24 hours. AND it could still end in a c-section, so please send all your "no c-section" thoughts our way...
O, and being hooked up to a bunch of monitors and an IV really sucks for a restless gal like myself. My back is already sore. But I'll do whatever I need to to keep this little one safe. :-)
Will try to keep everyone updated as things happen. Thanks for reading.