I bought another maternity shirt. Black. Long. Unstained. Covers belly. Ahhhhh. That's so much better.
So, remember that time I talked about unmedicated childbirth? And how I thought it sounded like a great idea? And I went and typed out a birth plan using words such as non-invasive and natural and please don't verbally offer me an epidural?
Well. I think I changed my mind.
I am now wondering about being induced. My doctor says because I had such a super fast labor with Becca that this would be a way to guarantee that I make it to the hospital in time and he thinks I would be "favorable" for an induction as I get closer to my due date (meaning I'm showing progress on my own etc.) He says I am the best type of candidate for inductions and he has a high success rate with second time moms with "favorable" conditions.
Humor me while I think through this aloud.
Pros to induction:
1. I know I will make it to the hospital on time
2. I can plan around it and make sure Becca is taken care of and John is with me
(To answer Jen's question....John is taking a month of military leave from the airline to work only at the guard starting Sept 15. So, he will be within 30 minutes of home/hospital for a month! I am just hoping he isn't flying when the labor starts!)
3. I can tell my mom when she should come out to visit
Cons to induction:
1. Pitocin induced contractions hurt more
2. I would count on getting an epidural
3. The chance that it would fail and I would end up with a C-section
Now, let's discuss....(no flames please).