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Condition Baby Imminent

It's our last child-free day! I'm going to the hospital tonight to be induced. My blood pressure is high and my blood sugar has gotten harder to control, so the doctor said it's time to come out. And we agree. The last week or so has not been easy for me.

It's a day of final preparations. I'm making cupcakes to eat post-delivery. I've been craving cupcakes for months, but being on a no-sugar diet for the pregnancy made cupcakes an impossible dream. (I wasn't willing to try cupcakes that are both sugar-free and gluten-free. That seems like a huge waste of cupcakes to me.) We're also making sure cell phones, camera batteries, the ipod, the Kindle, etc., are all charged up. We have bags packed and lots of snacks. We have scouted out the Dunkin Donuts nearest to the hospital so Mike can make post-delivery coffee runs. (I've been mostly caffeine-free for the last nine months because caffeine makes the baby jumpy, which makes me even more uncomfortable.) Oh, and the car seat, bassinet, and all that baby stuff is ready to go, too.

We start at four o'clock this afternoon and hopefully by that time on Friday, we'll have a little baby on our hands.

Comments

Bfiles said…
best of luck, hope it all goes smoothly!!
Daniela Swider said…
Best of luck! Hope everything goes well!
David L. said…
We'll be thinking of you.
Diane H K said…
Best of luck! I hope everything goes very well; even though you're going to be hating on the nurses and doctors at times (inducing is no fun), know that they've had lots of experience and will help steer you in the right direction during labor. And if you have to get a c-section, know that it's OKAY, not the end of the world. I'm grateful I had that option when labor took a dangerous turn; our ancestors didn't have that as a back-up.

Breathe, breathe, breathe...
Shannon said…
Good luck and how exciting!
Sara said…
Yay baby! I hope it's going well! The pre-induction induced me, so I hope it works for you too.
Sara said…
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Enjoy!
Good Luck!! :D
Stephanie said…
Thanks everyone!

Almost 5pm on Friday and still in labor...
Diane H K said…
Hang in there. It's not an easy thing, that's for sure. Hopefully you'll be holding your new little one soon!

Oh, and the blood pressure issue doesn't go away immediately. For me, it took several days for that to normalize. Your mileage may vary.
Jen said…
Thinking of you and can't wait to see pics!

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