Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Looks like an induction

So it looks like little Chloe baby is going to be born this Friday June 11th. My doctor is planning to start my induction Thursday evening. My Dr has been sending me  to the lab and drawing my blood each week to monitor my platelets because they have been low. They keep getting lower each draw, and they want to put me on a steroid and get them back up by using an oral medication (prednisone) which makes your platelet count higher. Well it only works while you are taking it and would drop if discontinued so they want to go ahead and induce me while on it to insure a high count. I was really bummed at the news of losing my choice to have a "natural" labor. I am only dilated to a 1 and my cervix is still high. I know my body isn't quite ready for labor and I worry that forcing it to do something it doesn't want to will cause complications. So I go home from the appointment worried. I voice my feelings to Adam at lunch. My sweet husband is now worried and is on the Internet doing research calling the doctor back and asking questions and calling friends who could give us medical advice as to how serious this would be if we waited another week. After praying, and thinking about what little options we feel we have, we have come to terms with the induction and have decided to be positive that things will go well for us and we are so excited that little Chloe will be here in 2 DAYS!!


  1. oh and if it's any consolation, I was only dialated to a 1 2 days before I went into labor with Evelyn.

  2. I'm sure that everything will be alright. I'm really excited for your family! Make sure you get as much rest as you can before she gets here!

  3. Only 2 more days! So exciting! Good luck with the labor. We will be thinking about you and hope that labor is as smooth as possible. By the way, I've heard that hanky panky can help induce labor. Just a thought :) I'm just so excited for you guys!