Today Meg and I had, yet another, OB appointment. Avery kicked when they tried to listen to her heartbeat. That was pretty cool, but everything went downhill from there...
The doctor asked Meg how she has been feeling. She then performed an internal exam. Despite feeling resistance, she continued to push. She even made Meg cough. Meg was extremely uncomfortable..to the point where she was sweating and nearly in tears.
The doctor told us that Meg is still less than 1 cm dilated and that we need to come back for another appointment on Wednesday.
The chance of Meg dilating between now and Wednesday is pretty slim, so I asked the doctor to give us a timeline (I wanted to compare it to the one we were given on Wednesday). She said that Meg should come back Wednesday for a nonstress test and then again on Monday. Assuming Meg does not go into labor, she would schedule her for an induction next Tuesday.
Our mouths dropped...next Tuesday?? 1 day before two weeks?? Is she crazy?
I don't know if I blogged about this or not, but one of our favorite doctors warned us that there was a doctor in the practice that remained faithful to waiting two weeks past the due date. In retrospect, I wish I would have asked who it was and spared us from this discouraging appointment.
Oh, I almost forgot...she told Meg that Avery is a small baby and shouldn't have any trouble fitting through the birth canal AND that it's not normal to feel sick before going into labor.
Gee, thanks lady!
At this point, we're both just trying to stay positive. We have an appointment on Wednesday with the doctor that owns the practice. He's absolutely fantastic, so we're hoping he'll be on board with a Friday induction (like the other doctor mentioned).