Well, I have made it to October! And how! Tuesday I went to the doctor and discovered that I've made zero progress. My cervix is long, closed, and posterior. I was really really disappointed. My OB asked me if I want a C-section. I do not want this at all. I was totally taken aback, I'm not even to my due date yet. The NST and BPP had gone fine, AJ seems to be doing perfectly fine, just no interest in being born yet! They are estimating him as 8 lbs 14 oz. I know they are concerned for me to delivery a baby of that size, considering the fourth degree tearing I had with Tyler, but I know that the estimate can be wrong, even way wrong! Plus, there is no reason to think I'll have that problem again. Last time I agreed to using the vacuum, something I won't do this time. I think that really contributed to it. And why are we jumping to c-section, not discussing induction? Granted, I don't want either one, but I'd rather try induction again than major surgery.
My OB suggested I come back Thursday to be re-checked. I don't really expect a lot of progress, given that it will only have been two days. I'm doing what I can to encourage progress, but I still haven't dropped and haven't noticed any physical signs that I might be progressing, so I'm prepared to tell them that I don't want to consider a c-section or induction until my due date has passed. I have an appointment Tuesday and we'll see where we are then. I also want them to explain why they are so concerned and why they think I need a c-section. I'm not scared to tear again. I don't want to, obviously, but if it happens I can deal with it. I really doubt it would be really terrible. I know there is a chance of some real damage, but I don't think that will happen. I also get that with NO progress at all, induction might not be effective, but couldn't we try? We could always switch gears later, if nothing happens or AJ doesn't tolerate it.
It's frustrating. Of course I want my baby here. But I just wanted this to happen they way it's supposed to, without drama. I am determined to give it a little more time. Then I will consider my options.
So for now, me and my watermelon sized baby are enjoying pineapple (with the core), raspberry leaf tea, and LOTS of walking. I don't assume any of this is a miracle fix, but it can't hurt, right?
And if my blog world could send some labor vibes my way, I'd appreciate it! Come on AJ, let's do this!