Tomorrow is my official due date, but I think it’s actually today because I don’t think the wheely thing they use takes into account a leap year.
Anyway, I had a doctor’s appointment this afternoon and she thinks my fluid volume is low again. This isn’t what I wanted to hear, as this was the reason I was induced with Elliot and I do not want to be induced again.
My doctor would also prefer to get things going a bit more naturally, so she suggested taking some castor oil tomorrow morning. Apparently the act of purging my bowels may induce labour a bit more naturally. Sounds lovely.
If nothing’s happening by Friday then I’ll get an ultrasound and a non-stress test, and if my doctor is right about the fluid volume then it’s induction time for me. I’m trying not to think about it too much. The one plus with an induction is we can plan our Elliot care a bit more easily.
I also need to try to keep my mind on the fact that regardless of how my labour goes, the end result will be the same. Greg and I will have a new baby boy or girl, and Elliot will have a younger sibling. That’s the important part.