Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Doctor's Visit

Here's the update: I am up to a 4 and my body is killing me. So I scheduled an induction for Thursday! She will be here tomorrow! Yippee! And I will immediately lay flat on my back:) I think that this works out best for all involved and the fact that I am having false labor for a good part of every day and I am dilated so far, I think she is ready to come anyway.

Because of the induction, I am scared that I will want to get the epidural. The main reason I don't want it is because I had big back problems this summer and someone suggested that they might have been caused by the epidural...and that scared me. The doctor says she doesn't think it would have and I was doing a CRAZY hip-hop dance aerobics class at the time that my body was not ready for which probably added to any kind of stress on my back. So in short, I am going to try every method in the book (George and I have it all planned out) and try to make it through. If I am crying and screaming (I can't really imagine this being me:) and not progressing, I am ok with the epidural. I hope that doesn't disappoint anyone...and maybe it will make some of you happy (Joanna:)

I am SO EXCITED of the reality of not being pregnant tomorrow! And continuing that trend for a while:) "Time to slow down production and work on quality control" says George's boss.

PS Levi's funny quote of the day, talking about mopping the kitchen floor: "Why would I EVER not want to do that!!" I hope I can convince him that he said these things when he is a teenager!


Jennifer said...

Yea!!!!Welcome to the world little Maggie. I hope all goes well tomorrow, you'll be great! Can't wait to see pictures of the little one. Or to hear all the gory details. Congratulations Anna, I'm so glad you're my friend.

Pat & Amber said...

Yippee!!! So happy that she'll finally be here and that you will finally feel better (after it's all over with) :) I hope all goes the way you want it to. Tomorrow, tomorrow, you're only a day away! :) Can't wait for pictures! Let us know if there is anything we can do to help your family!

Love, Amber

Abbey said...

Oooo! I'm excited for you, and excited to meet this little Maggie! Good luck, Anna!

Debbie, Lee, Rachele and Kenny said...

Well as a mom who had two kids naturally and one being induced and the other just coming out way to quick. I would say go for it. You know your limits and if you get and epidural so what...isn't that what modern medicine is for? I can tell you with Kenny I so wanted the epidural but he wanted out so I didn't get that chance. My body could not adjust to the fast progression of labor I bleed for hours...I had a pitocin drip for three hours after he was born to keep my uterus contracting so keep that in mind when your deciding on what to do...because I have heard getting an epidural can slow things down some it might give you an advantage...GOOD LUCK!!! I hope I did not scare you!

Jennifer said...

Oh, yeah I meant to say Welcome to the World little Magnimus! Oh Anna, I'm so sorry, but I couldn't stop laughing when I found out the news. I can't wait to hear the story from you!!!