Monday, January 29, 2007

No baby yet…

For those of you waiting on bated breath, there will be no induction this week.

Apparently I misunderstood the doctor at my appointment last Monday. She said that if I was still pregnant today, she would book me for an induction ASAP. For some reason, I figured that meant in the next day or so. But stupid me, I forgot about our inadequate health care system and its huge waiting lists. Apparently, booking an induction ASAP means that we book it today, and hope we get it in two weeks.

My doctor says she always books an induction for all her patients who have reached their due date -- that way it's booked if you need it, and you can cancel if baby comes on her own. Which makes me feel a little better. I thought it was a bit extreme to induce only a few days past your due date, but figured she's the doctor and if she thought I needed it I was prepared to trust her.

She is, however, trying to get me in for an ultrasound somewhere in the next day or two because she's concerned about how big this baby is getting. I believe what she said was: "If I didn't know better, I would say it looks like you're having twins!"

So, I'm starting to get a teeny tiny bit concerned. I'm like 5'4" if I stand on my tiptoes, and the most short-waisted person you will ever meet. There just isn't that much room in there. So I just assumed that my baby would be on the smallish side. Apparently, I had better put some bigger sleepers than just newborn size in my hospital bag.

So, to make a long story short, sorry, no baby today. I will keep you all posted!

5 comments:

Martina said...

Awwwwwww maaaannnnnnn!!!???? That really sucks. Thanks for the update though. I guess you'll have to start on the old wives tales to get yourself going... walking, eating pineapple and sex. hahaha

Martina said...

(But it has to be 'good' sex) LOL

Jacquie said...

I too was put on the "induction list" here in Edmonton with my last DD and well lets just say I had her the day before her EDD after being on the list for 12 days. Hoping your Gracie decides to make an exit for you soon. Just a note too my Dr had me on the list because he said my DD was "big" well when I finally went in and they broke my water it seems that was what alot of it was and she wasn't as big as he thought, and that was after a few u/s.

Anonymous said...

I had mine after being 8 days over and he was induced. It's easier to get these things done in the NWT, you see. I had an u/s while I was in labour by the OB that would eventually deliver my baby and when I asked hime how big he was going to be all he said was, "You don't want to know..." Not the best thing to say to someone in labour.

Pack bigger sleepers and be prepared for not even using the newborn diapers. BTW: did your mom have big babies for her time? IF she did then you can bet you'll have bigger ones... Not to mention hubby isn't small either...

Good luck and get on with the sex!

Tracy

Anonymous said...

Hey! So no sign of Gracie yet, huh? Regardless, it was wonderful to see you in all of your pregnant glory, along with Nathan too (I had to add that so he wouldn't feel left out -- you know men!). While I don't know what it's like to go to term, like I said, enjoy this time. It's the easiest childcare ever! Nathan, take lots of pictures -- once you're done fainting. Know that you both will be the best parents Grace could hope for. You're bound to have plenty of doubts along the way. Just know it's perfectly natural if, on occasion, you feel scared ka-ka-less. Grace is yours for a reason, just as you are hers. On a side-note, you might want to seriously consider the sex thing! All the best always and all ways. Mary-Ann