I woke up with contractions at about midnight Thursday night, then became very ill. I had nausea and vomiting during my labor with Emily so I thought, "Oh no, I guess it isn't true what people say about the third child's labor being easier and faster."
My contractions were irregular so I waited as long as I could to go to the hospital. At 6am, we dropped the kids off at our neighbor's house. (Thank God for good neighbors!) By the time we got to the hospital I was so dehydrated that they put me on an I.V. and anti-nausea medication, but my darn ol' contractions decided to get lighter and lighter until they stopped coming at all.
I was hoping that the doctor on-call would just go ahead and put me on pitocin to induce labor (I had to have it with Mason and that was a great labor and delivery) but she would do no such thing. This is where the issue of an incorrect due date comes up.
Apparently, at my 9 week ultrasound it was found that my due date was actually 5 days later than the estimated date of March 9th. But, and this is a big BUT, no one every told me. I guess it's standard for due dates to fluctuate 3 - 5 days so the ultrasound technician and my doctor must have decided not to mention it to me. Because of that the on-call doctor said that I'm too far from my CORRECT due date to induce labor.
Well, fine then! So a very disappointed mommy and daddy came home still waiting for their baby to be born. Everyone please keep your fingers crossed, say a prayer, etc. that our little guy arrives healthy, and soon.
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