I'm not really for being induced but my husband is still in the probationary period at the fire department and can't take days off so we scheduled the induction so he can be there. :)
Thanks to the KUers that have helped my DH work on their yards for extra money for our family and also to any of the church goers at KCoC. Y'all are awesome and a true blessing. Kingwood defintely has given us a sense of community.
There's another KUer due soon! Good luck to you!!
I hope everyone has a Merry Christmas! Lots of love from the Ibarra fam!
I had to be induced so if I may offer some advice, start trying now by being with your husband, ya know, in the biblical sense. It would be great if you can start things going naturally bc pitocin is pretty rough stuff.
As someone who has had 5 kids, 3 of them inductions, here is some advice: go in, get your iv, get your epidural, get your water broken, then get the pitocin. This order saves you the most pain.
I would never recommend this for a first timer but since your first was easy, this should be, too. You can also ask for Cervidil which is applied to your cervix and can jump start things before the pitocin.
My first was long and drawn out, my middle three were done this way, and my last was no meds. Get the epidural as soon as possible, even before pit if possible. You don't want the anesthesiologist in a surgery or another room when you need him.
Blessings and good vibes. Babies are gifts from God and you are so blessed. We will be praying for you and Caleb.
Oh I hope I can get an early epidural! This is my 4th baby and the first two the hospital screwed me over so bad. The first one I was in intense pain from at least midnight to around 9 am. With my daughter no epidural because they waited too long and by the time they started to disinfect she started crowning. With the 3rd it was amazing. My water broke naturally and they gave me an epidural after pitocin. I was in pain maybe an hour tops! And I'm hoping for that' again. I'm healthy and the baby is healthy so hopefully that makes a difference!
Caleb has jaundice. :( he has spent most of this time in phototherapy. He isn't totally better but they are keeping him off the light to see if it jumps up. Prayers it stays the same or goes down. Id love to take him home today worry free.
Ibarra, don't want to sound indifferent about the jaundice, but it isn't terrible. Mine had it, and was under the lights for a day or two and was okay. If you are nursing, just nurse as much as you can, if not they will push formula. Mine was born 28 years ago in Dec and we were just fine in a few days. Unless things have changed, try not to worry. Baby Caleb will be just fine:). Congrats on your new love:) what a wonderful Christmas for y'all!!
And I second born, frequent nursing helps! Bilirubin exits through the bowels, and nursing has a laxative effect. So the more often you nurse, the more he will poop, and the lower his bilirubin levels will be.