Dear Baby R:
This letter is to inform you that unless you choose to do so on your accord, you will be removed from the premises (i.e. my womb) this Sunday, August the 23rd. While I have enjoyed many of the experiences we've had during your stay - who could forget passing out at the county fair? - I feel that the time is right for you to come into the big world. Please consider this your official notice.
That's right people - I'M BEING INDUCED! Let me just say it again: I'm being induced! Never have I left a doctor's appointment with such a spring in my waddle. I went to my 38 week checkup this morning (obviously) and the first thing the nurse tells me is that my ob is on call this weekend and would probably induce me if I wanted. Um, YES! When my doc came in the room, he offered and I took him up on it. He is moving out of state and his last day is next Friday so he said he wanted to make sure we got the baby out before he left. I don't care what the reasoning, I was just focused on the fact that I won't be pregnant for much longer! I have to be at the hospital at 7am Sunday morning, unless the little man decides he wants to come on his own before then. My body is actually cooperating. I am dilated to 1.5 cm now (progressed over a whole cm in 6 days) and am almost all the way thinned out. Dr. K also said he could feel Baby R's head. Not surprising since I feel like if I sneeze, he'll fall out. I'm surprised he didn't reach out and give the doctor a high five.
So now the countdown begins!!!!