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Tuesday, June 24, 2008

and yet another doctor's visit...

So, as some may know and others may not, going to the ob/gyn while pregnant is pretty much the same story...pee sample, blood pressure, step on the scale, wait for the doctor, doctor looks at the chart, checks the heart beat, and you're done. Sometimes I wonder why I go. Anyways, being about 2 days shy of my due date, things were a little different. I guess you could say it threw me off. All the normal stuff before the doctor happened and then while waiting for him I had to strip to be examined. I knew that he was going to see how far dilated I was, etc. so I was all prepared for some discomfort. As he checked he says quickly, "so do you want me to strip your membranes?" I hesitated not knowing this question was coming and not really knowing how they strip membranes (I only knew it was to help speed up labor). Eventually I said, "uh....I don't know". Great answer eh? He could tell I was a little confused and said he could wait another week or he could do it now if I wanted. He also said that it would be a little painful. My instinct took over after hearing the word pain and I said "I'll wait". Great job Cortney, you want this baby out and you're too wimpy to say yes. So, after setting up yet another doctor's appointment along with a non-stress test at the hospital, I went out to the car and have since regretted not getting my membranes stripped :( We'll see what the future holds. I'll keep you all updated on my boring and ever increasingly uncomfortable life.

6 comments:

And, Lizzy, Doyle, Logan, & Andy said...

Hi Courtney! (Its Lizzy use to be Packer) I found your Blog from Rachel's. Congrats on a soon to be girl! I am having my #3 Boy in 2 weeks! Good luck going into labor!

Shawnanana said...

That sounds creepy. lol I am sorry Cort. Hopefully things will speed up on their own as a good thing :)

The Lewis Family said...

Your answer was fine, I was always taught to hit the due date first then consider "stripping membranes", that the babe will come on their time not ours... then again, I would only give them an extra week tops of their time and then get them out ;)

Michelle said...

Stripping was the worst thing ever. I got stripped without them asking me TWICE and nothing happened, and I was sore half the day. So don't beat yourself up too much. I think I would have waited until I had passed my due date (maybe) to avoid getting induced, but I never had the option.

Kim said...

Hey Cort! Hey I found your blog via Rachel's too (Kim Dunn here). I'm sorry for you that you haven't had your baby yet. I know exactly what you're going through. I finally called the day before Matthew was due and said "get him out!!!" so I was induced, but didn't have him until his due date anyway. It is a relief when it is over. Let me know! Good luck!

Jake & Rachel said...

Try to be patient Cort :) Most babies go past their due date. Plus, bigger babies are usually healthier ;) Hang in there!! I can't wait to see pics of the little one!