As the months passed my belly (and baby) grew to sizes I never possibly could have imagined. I tried everything in my power to get this baby out just a little early but she was not budging. Day after day, weeks after weeks.
Finally my due date came and went and my doctor talked to me about my options.
There I was a first time mom and being given the talk about induction. Being the Type A person that I am this entire pregnancy (and our future) had been planned down the T. From how I was going to give birth to the type of diapers we should be using. I even calculated the last details of how to make home made baby food, or breastfeed in public. I read every journal or book on what to expect when you go into labor. However, that was the last thing my body would do is go in to labor on its own.
This was NOT my plan. I do not like being out of control of my body and here I was clearly NOT in control.
Its like she wanted to stay in forever! (large and in charge @ my baby shower below)
I tried everything to convince my doctor to let me go into labor on my own. I mean I was dilated 3 cm and effaced 90% how much longer could it take for my water to break or contractions to officially start? Every week I would go in to see my doctor and he would again urge me to induce. I kept gaining weight and was retaining more water than a whale. In three weeks I gained 15 lbs. The doctor grew worried that the baby would grow so large that I would be forced to have a C-section. Which was 100% completely against my plan in every shape and form.
Three weeks of off and on labor and I folded. Tired and exhausted, bed ridden except when I had enough and tried a few more times just to get her out. Walking around, jumping or dancing around. I sat on my yoga ball for hours counting the contractions just for them to get 30 minutes apart and stop for another couple hours. It was frustrating and utterly exhausting.
“Fine, we can induce but Im still going all natural. Please don’t change my birth plan.” My doctor sighed at my persistence and called the hospital to set my induction day for May 6th, 2015.
(next to where Freyah was born on Induction day)