Good news: I am 4 cm dilated and 80% effaced and the baby has dropped from -3 to -2! That's a lot of progress with no pain or discomfort :).
Bad News: My Doctor told me that he wanted to induce the Wannton in the next day or two because he is really thinking the baby is over 8 lbs at this point, and he thinks that's a little too big for me. Beyond that he was thinking most definite C-Section. He actually wanted us to go in TONIGHT!!! We managed to finagle a Wednesday at 6:00 am induction. I figure we'll watch a little Lost and get a good nights rest :).
I actually doubt that the baby will be over 8 lbs and that I wouldn't be able to have a vaginal delivery... but there's a reason that he's the Doctor. Plus he has delivered over 7000 babies to my ZERO, so I am going to trust him even if it means not having the birth that I want.
As I mentioned I was disheartened because inducement was the last thing I wanted, but you know what? I still have over 24 hours to go into labor on my own, and that is what Nick and I will be praying for.
Plus, I remembered all of God's victories so far in this pregnancy.
1. We conceived finally after years of trying without fertility drugs, just by trusting in God's word.
2. My pregnancy has been so easy and healthy with minimal discomfort to me. All of my check ups everything is perfect, down to not being anemic which only 1 in 10 pregnant women are not anemic.
3. How awesome is it that I am 4 cm dilated? Thank you LORD! My Doctor thinks he/she will come fast, although not as fast as Bobby Jindal's wife.
4. Our baby is BIG and healthy and probably really, really good looking :).
So I am not disheartened or nervous anymore! This is the Lord's baby, and its all in his hands. But I would like to request that anyone who reads this will be praying that we go into labor on our own.
"Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go." ~ Joshua 1:9