You'd be taking "Better Late than Never" for $1000.
Pros of induction include: knowing that Sprout WILL arrive and when; allowing family to plan; and limiting the increasing risks of things like high blood pressure, a too-big baby, meconium ingestion, and placental failure.
Cons include: the potential for a really long and slow labor; increased monitoring which may lead to being bed-ridden, which in turn could lead to more pain and an increased desire to have an epidural (otherwise, I was thinking about trying labor without pain meds); and increased risk of needing other interventions or even a C-section.
I'm going to just take my doctor's advice on this though and if no Sprout before then, I'll be admitted on Sunday evening and hopefully have a baby by the end of the day on Monday!
As for the other belated event... I had really good intentions of writing a lovely Mother's Day post this year. I was thinking that it would be the perfect time and place to share my feelings about my sister-in-law Rachel becoming a mom, my mother-in-law Becky becoming a grandma, and my own impending motherhood. I also thought it would be great to commemorate some of my feelings about my mom so that they would be preserved for Sprout. Alas, I was too pooped out from the wedding the night before and wasted most of the day away being super lazy. At the one moment I did feel inspired to blog, I was overcome with a wave of sadness missing my mom that could only be overcome with two cherry popsicles and avoidance. So, no post.
|I did have the energy to chat with my mother-in-law and cuddle|
with Toby, though.
|Love and miss you, Mom.|