Monday, October 29, 2007

A little (okay a LOT) Pathetic, but I'm desperate here!

I am really beginning to panic about this baby coming out. I am actually a pretty patient pregnant person (don't ask Warren to confirm that....., but I hear other ladies complain, and he just doesn't know how good he's got it! :-)) I am also opposed to being induced (and my OB wouldn't induce anyhow because it's dangerous for me). I am not a good candidate for induction because I had a cesarean with the twins. Anyhow, I really thought this baby would have come by now. It's funny, I was so worried about pre-term birth. If this little one gets any more comfortable, I am going to have some serious timing issues! First and foremost, I am Matt's primary caregiver. Warren can do all this stuff, but I am the one who actually does do all this stuff. I am the chief administerer (is 'administerer' even a word?) of the chemotherapy, medication tracker and giver, fluid tracker, IV medication/fluid giver, central line flusher, and appointment goer. We are currently in a great in between stage for all of these things. Someone would have to make sure Matt received his medications, flushed his line, and tracked his fluid intake. However, if this baby decides to hang out for another week or two, Matt's got an appointment that I would miss (and Warren has to be out of town that day...), someone else would have to give him his chemo, IV meds, and IV fluids, and I would have a nervous breakdown!!!

So, this post is a shameless beg for prayers that I will have this baby ASAP. I NEED this baby out!!! So, as I warned you in the title, this post is completely pathetic. However, I am going to have a panic attack if I think any further about how complicated my life gets if I go into labor at the wrong time!

From your pathetically pregnant pal,
-Alli

7 comments:

Em Russ said...

ha ha!! (Note that this is me laughing with you, not at you!) I didn't have all of the timing issues you've got, but I feel for you sister! (They had to induce my twins at 39 weeks!) And I don't think you're pathetic. Anyone who's ever been pregnant has prayed (and prayed and prayed) that the baby would come NOW! I think with all that's going on with your family you're DUE (pun intended) for a break. Count me in as praying for you!

Also, I loved your comment on our blog! It was fun to hear from you!

alligood said...

YOU MADE IT TO 39 WEEKS?!?!? Holy Moly! Mine were born at 35.5 wks. I had gained 75 lbs. and looked like I would POP if someone poked me. You GO GIRL!!! :-)
-Alli

Katie said...

I thought your sign off was "perpetually pregnant pal" instead of pathetically! Maybe take a really long walk and eat some of that eggplant that they say is supposed to induce labor?

http://www.wchstv.com/gmarecipes/eggplantparmigian.shtml

Jessie said...

I'd be freaking out too, don't worry about that. It's too much to worry about at once. But when it's too much, remember the prayers will kick in for the rest. I'll go in on that prayer thing!
Hang in there.

The Uffens Family said...

I am so with you! I wasn't able to be induced with Caitlin for the same reason - and waiting was terrible! I can only imagine how the chemo makes it more unbearable....

I guess I got the easy way out, as we decided to have her c-section after her due date anyway, so I eventually had an end! Good thing too as she came out 9 lb 6 oz. I'm holding my breath with you!

What I really want to know is why Emily is posting at 6:32 am!! The rest of us occasionally need sleep!

April J. said...

My prayers are with you. I can't imagine having so many demands. I was exhausted the last two weeks of pregnancy! Anyways, you have every right to be pathetic. That is your right as a pregnant woman! (P.S. this is when you ask dear hubby for something extremely special, who can say no to you at this stage!)

Karen said...

Oh Allison, I have been thinking about you and wondering how you have been handling all this. (((BIG HUGS))). I am a nervous wreck and I am not pregnant. I will keep you in my prayers. One thing that my Mom taught me was that I could pray for things to go right, but I could also pray for peace of mind. So I will keep praying for you and your boys.