Friday, April 17, 2009

Predicament Update

So we went to our appointment this morning, and no luck on an early induction. However the doctor did some serious internal poking and prodding to get things started. I actually had contractions from about 11am to 2pm when Matt sent me for a nap. Damn Matt. Damn nap. Everything stopped.

Doctor said the baby's head is right down there just waiting....

So still here waiting, however I have a belly full of a homemade supper thanks to the amazing Fawn and Michael. I am relaxed and happy. I guess if need be Matt will dig into more leave time and we will hang out here in Whitehorse.

9 comments:

Tina said...

Kick the doctor in the shin. I'm sure that will help. :)

Carole said...

Or the nurse! (Oops...Did I say that out loud?)

Aida said...

so he did a stretch and sweep? you should go tonight or tomorrow then :-)..hoping anyways... maybe do some minor push on the toilet..i am sure your water will break then..lol

Matt, Kara and Hunter said...

Yep, total stretch and sweep!! It was actually a different doctor today, a woman. She was saying she was even trying to see if she could break the waters!! But no luck.

I have been on the toilet lots the last couple of days. Body is really emptying out. I sure that means this will all happen soon!!

Bethel is Special said...

So sorry about the predicament... I'm still prayin and sending you alot of soft krama and well deliver tommorrow. Rub your tummy. Tell baby, its time to come out and meet the world.

Asheya said...

This is a tough one. I totally understand about not being able to care for your toddler by yourself while you are pregnant. I think it's so crappy that women in the communities don't have the services available to birth in their communities. Have you thought about maybe hiring a doula to attend you in labour, and perhaps she might even be available before and after the birth to help with Hunter if Matt has to go back? Doula contact info is available at www.duenorthdelivery.com .

Matt, Kara and Hunter said...

Oh, I am quite content to deliver here!! I would have died in my first delivery had I been in a community. I had a doula in my first labour and loved her. I feel a lot more confident in the labour this time around, I am just getting impatient for it to arrive!!

:)

Megan said...

Too bad about not being able to get an early induction! Hopefully things progress over the next few days!
But hey! If you're not busy having the baby on Monday afternoon, I'll be in Whitehorse.
Let me know if you want to meet up.

- Megan in Inuvik

(ps, my word verification is "undemen" lol)

Matt, Kara and Hunter said...

I would love to meet up Megan! Although of course I hope we are in the hospital having a baby :)

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