We saw the midwife today and had an ultrasound and I got checked out. Baby looked wonderful on the ultrasound, and is estimated to weigh in at 8 pounds 12 ounces! I am 3 cm dilated and 50 percent effaced! To ensure that I make it to the hospital in time to receive 4 hours worth of antibiotics (to protect the baby from Group B Strep) I will be induced Saturday morning at 9 am. So please be praying for me and the baby!
My hope is that all they will need to do is give me Pitocin for an hour or two and then take me off and I will continue to labor naturally-and have a water birth! I've had a natural birth-not in the water though and it was SO painful! That was Micah and he was 10 pounds 5 ounces! So if this baby is in the 8 pound range that gives me a little extra motivation that I can do it again! As well, if I'm able to labor and deliver in a warm bath tub I think that will make it easier...
Thank you for praying!!! I will update as soon as I can with pictures of our new baby!
For you make me glad by your deeds, O LORD; I sing for joy at the works of your hands.