Saturday, July 23, 2011

Our Gift is Almost Here

We received the go ahead for induction on Monday, July 25!! 

I had my last OB visit yesterday and the doctor stated that all looked great.  Nolan's heart rate was 150, his head was in position, I was still 2 cm dilated and 50% effaced.  The doctor agreed that everything looked great to be induced on Monday. 

After measuring my stomach and pressing down on little Nolan a bit, the doctor stated that she felt he would weigh about 7 pounds 5 ounces.  Sounds like a good size to me!

Because I am already dilated some, I will not need to the medication that is rubbed on the cervix.  I will only be receiving the Pitocin.  The doctor said she feels this labor will be quicker than Wyatt's labor.  She also said that she doesn't think it will be as painful. 

After receiving the paperwork with the phone number to call on Monday morning, I headed out of the doctor's office and started the countdown.  In about 96 hours we would be meeting Nolan.

Today we are down to about 72 hours.  I can't believe it.  It feels like just yesterday when I stopped at CVS on my way home from work to pick up the pregnancy tests.  I can remember taking them while holding a pin with a photo of Wyatt.  I can feel the excitement and shock as I recall what the test said.  And I remember the look on Brian's face when I ran outside to show him the results.  Here we are, 9 months later, about to hold our precious gift for the very first time. 

We are two of the most excited people on Earth right about now.  We have been counting down to this day for what seems like years.  Yes, we held our Wyatt and we cherish him every single day.  For as long as we live, he will live.  And in just a few hours, we get to hold our gift from Wyatt, his baby brother, Nolan.  Our gift is almost here!


Bethany said...

Oh Megan! I'm so excited for you that I could cry:) Correction... there's a tear! Yay!!

Caroline said...

So happy for you both.
Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.

Sarita Boyette said...

How exciting! I'm looking forward to meeting Nolan! xoxo