Thursday, July 9, 2009

oh boy (or girl)!

Ok, I think I'm more a fan of going into labor on my own than this inducement process - and I haven't even begun (a few more hours...). Oh my goodness! It's taking F.O.R.E.V.E.R. Since this morning at 6:30am (when Big A went into Moose's room to get TP and woke him up accidentally), I've been awake....waiting to say bye to my little boy....leaving him in (capable) hands that aren't mine....waiting to get my cervix checked (which I HATE)....and my last meal as a mommy of one....and then the labor pains.

I have only in the late hours of last night been thinking of the pain. That horrible, horrible pain. The back labor. The head crowning. IVs (I HATE IVs). Epidural (maybe). So many things to be terrified of.

And yet, if I look at it with perspective, those are but moments in the grand scheme of things. Moments to get to the best part. Seeing that little scrunched up face. Hearing those first beautiful cries. Bonding over nursing and cuddling. Those little fingers wrapped around mine. That little baby dependent only on me.

It's all about perspective.

I know this isn't necessarily a survival story, but I figure if I did it once (read about Moose's birth HERE), I can do it again! Read more stories and other prompts at Mama Kat's Writer's Workshop.


Your cool friend Cheryl said...

I was induced twice and LOVED it. If I have another baby who wants to stay put past my due date, I will definitely do it again. Don't worry! You'll do great!

ps. Totally a great idea to spray paint the changing table...what a pain to actually paint all those nooks and crannies!

Can't wait to hear if you have a boy or girl!

Jen said...

you will totally survive this and you can do it. Good luck!

Melissa said...

Good luck today!!!!! You're in my thoughts for a very happy and healthy baby and painless recovery for the mama. Can't wait to see the pics and hear what you named it!

Shannon said...

so excited!:)

Stacey said...

Now I'm ANXIOUSLY waiting to hear the good news!

Happy said...

Praying for you and twitching with anticipation to read some news of this baby's arrival!!!!

Alicia said...

YAY!!! i'm so excited!! i can't wait to hear!!!

Shannon said...

Congrats mamma!!! Can't wait to meet him! *hugs*

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