Today Jason and I learned that sometimes being laid back isn't such a wonderful quality. That is, for a doctor anyway.
I had my weekly scheduled appointment, during which if I hadn't gone into labor on my own, I was suppose to be induced.
Well, my doctor failed to make the official induction appointment for today, so we were told the birth care center was just too busy with deliveries today for another induction. If I go into labor on my own, that's another story. But it just doesn't look like that's happening.
So, we were again sent home, but now have an official induction appointment with the birth care center this Friday at 7 a.m.
Needless to say, this has been a very long ordeal, but is just about over so I'm very thankful for that!
In my doctor's defense, he is keeping his word. He said he would not let me go past July, and although he's cutting it close with a July 31st birthday, our baby boy will be a July baby.
In addition to the letdown of not getting to meet our baby, it's really not fun to get things ready and planned out for our three kids to be taken care of while we're suppose to be staying in the hospital, something we've gone through twice now. We're thankful that the grandparents have been extremely good sports about it, and are hanging in there with us!
But I know the kids are getting quite frustrated, especially Gabe who looks at this whole baby ordeal as a vacation for him. He gets to stay at grandpa & grandma's house, sleep in a tent, and do all the fun things you do while with grandparents. No wonder he gets annoyed every time I come home with no baby! I'm doing my best to remember this and not take it personal :)
We continue to be so excited for this boy's arrival, and continue to pray for a quick labor that yields a healthy, and not too big, baby boy. And although it's a letdown to our anxious minds to have the birth postponed yet again, we are also very aware that this will all happen in God's timing and I will certainly not be pregnant forever!
Thanks for all of your continued thoughts and prayers. We'll have this baby soon, I promise!