So I am 40w4d today and had an appointment yesterday. My doctor said that he would use the exam (to check my cervix) to help jump start some labor. It was a painful one. (TMI- He pressed really hard and kind of moved his hand a little for a whole 10 seconds.) He said I was 2cm and 50%, which is better than last week at 1cm. If I don't go into labor this weekend, I have an appointment Monday for the non-stress test and fluid check and then a normal appt right after that to discuss my options. Since I had a csection last time, my doctor doesn't want to induce until I'm much closer to labor because the longer I have to use an induction method for contractions the more stress it puts on the scar tissue.
The grandparents are driving me crazy... They all think she should be here by now (want to make hotel reservations) and don't understand that I just want to optimize my chance of delivering vaginally. And woman Go over their due dates all the time!!! They're all in Indiana and we're in Michigan and will not be staying up here long enough to help me after a csection anyway, so I don't exactly want to deal with a long recovery like last time and a newborn and a toddler all by myself if I don't have to. In fact, A friend was just told that her lifting restrictions are for two months for this csection and she has a toddler and newborn also (can't lift the toddler at all or the newborn in her car seat!) I know they're excited, but I'm not just going to opt to have a major surgery just to have her here now when (at this point) it is still a better option to deliver vaginally. Especially, since my first hospital stay and csection recovery was such an awful experience! I just feel like they aren't Being the support I need. :(