Well November 2nd (Ayla's "target" due date) came and went... Here I am, still pregnant. HUGELY pregnant, and completely miserable! I have a very stubborn little girl! I'm convinced that she knows how cold it is and is trying to hibernate for the winter.
I had a check-up yesterday and unfortunately my doctor had no good news for me. Not much progress when it comes to dilation and not really ready to induce either. She said: "We'll wait until next week and then we'll discuss scheduling an induction..." I said: "OH NO, let's schedule that induction now!" So she went ahead and put me on the schedule to be induced Monday, November 9th, at 6 AM. I'm really hoping that things happen naturally before then, I've heard being induced is much more painful than naturally going into labor.
Things are definitely looking up! It's 6:52 AM and I have been awake since about 3:30 AM timing my contractions. They started out 8 minutes apart, quickly jumped to 6 minutes, stayed there for an hour or so, and I've now been at 4 minutes apart for just over an hour, lasting anywhere from 35-55 seconds each. I'm about to make a call to Labor and Delivery and see if I can plllllllllllease come in now. I have been feverishly cleaning my house the past 3 hours and even though our car is all packed for a trip to the hospital I keep searching for things to bring with me. So not necessary!
Wish me luck on my second trip to the hospital... hopefully this time I will come home with little Ayla Marie!