I saw my OB today, and I will be reporting to the hospital at 6 AM Thursday for my induction. I know there were questions in my earlier post about why I am being induced, and I answered in the comments, but I will try to do it here. Please be kind in commenting-I am very hormonal right now! ;)
I have been induced twice before, so I do know what I am getting into. Peter's was for medical necessity (I had pre-eclampsia), and Drew was full-term and huge! I have to say that on a personal level, I do prefer induction as both were very positive experiences. That being said, I wouldn't just do it on a whim either.
I am GBS positive, and require antibiotics before giving birth for the safety of the baby. I went very quickly with Michael, and almost did not get the antibiotics in time. That alone is reason enough for me.
On a personal level, I have a really hard time trusting doctors. My OB knows this about me. He came in on his day off to deliver Michael so that I would not have to deal with a doctor I did not know. He told me today, that even though he was off, he watched the intakes all weekend because he was prepared to come in to deliver me if necessary (he really is a great guy!). This is his last day on overnight call before my due date next week, and he feels very comfortable with inducing me. As he says, conditions need to be "favorable" for him to induce, and they are.
So, on Thursday, I will be induced. I am really getting excited, and nervous at the same time (mainly about going from 3 to 4 kids!). Please pray for my family and I as we enter this new stage in our lives. The hospital has wifi, so some of you will be getting email from me, and there should be a post here Friday morning! God Bless you all, and thank you for the prayers!