Henry Perks…AKA…the tease.

27 Aug

How much did I wish that I was going to be able to make a post today from the hosptial bed?!?

No. Such. Luck.

Daddy Perks and I headed to our appointment yesterday with an extra hitch in our giddy-up.  Eager first-time parents past their due date anxiously awaiting the arrival of their little one, we put our best foot forward and decided that we were destined to hear one of two things from our doctor…

1.) “Head to the hospital!”


2.) “Let’s schedule an induction for tomorrow!”

Wishful thinking much?

Instead the following exchange took place between us and our doctor (who we LOVE by the way) :

Doctor: “You’re 3 CM dialated and I really think you can do this on your own.  I know we talked about scheduling an induction today, and we will-BUT, I’m confident that you won’t make it to that induction based on what I’m seeing from you today.  You can do this on your own, and I know you’ll be much happier if you go into labor on your own vs. having to be induced.”

Daddy Perks: “So, what happens if she doesn’t go into labor naturally?  Can we schedule an induction for later this week?  Like tomorrow?  Or Friday?”

Doctor: “You’re not going to like it, but I was thinking let’s hold off until next Tuesday, September 1st to induce her.”

At this point Daddy Perks and I look at each other and back at him with the following look on our faces which translates into…

“You don’t want to induce us for ANOTHER SIX DAYS ?!?”

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH.  (Internal screaming that occured in both of our brains as this reality set in.)

Doctor: “Look, I know you’re anxious, but here’s the reality.  Most first-time moms go past their due dates.  So right now, you’re still part of the norm.  And I know these last few days are tough…but that baby is bound to come out sooner or later when he’s ready.  If I induce you, your labor will most likely take between 12 and 24 hours.  If you go into labor natually, then it’s likely to be a LOT quicker and more enjoyable.  So hang with me.  If you’re still pregnant next Tuesday morning, then we’ll move forward with the induction.  I’m confident we won’t need to because I think you’ll go into labor natually some time in the next few days.”

Can we get that last part in writing?

So-that’s the update.

Daddy Perks and I continue to wait.  I continue to be huge.  Our friends and family continue to answer their phones with dire anticipation in their voices every time we call.

All the while, our sweet little Baby Perks continues to be nestled safely in utero-laughing at all of us, thinking to himself…

“I think I’ll hang out in here just a bit longer.  Hehe.”

7 Responses to “Henry Perks…AKA…the tease.”

  1. Gwen August 27, 2009 at 11:13 am #

    The doc is right–you will enjoy a natural delivery vs. an induction. And Sept. 1 is such a great date —easy to remember (for family & friends at least). Good Luck and “You Go Girl”.

  2. Bari August 27, 2009 at 11:36 am #

    Lindsey–I know you don’t want to hear this, but good for your doctor for having you wait a bit. I went in at 9 days late with Coen to be induced and it is not fun to force your body to do something it isn’t ready to do. All will turn out well–hang in there!!

  3. Lynnea August 27, 2009 at 12:57 pm #

    So, I had a dream last night that you were at my office for some reason and went into labor. It was time for my lunch break though, so I told one of my co-workers who is a parent to “keep an eye on you” while I left for an hour. So nice of me!

  4. Catav August 27, 2009 at 1:09 pm #

    Hang in there Shubs! *big* hug your way from Indy…thinking of you and wishing you were here this weekend! I will have my phone with me incase anything happens! love you!

  5. Tiff August 27, 2009 at 8:04 pm #

    From the sounds of it, I’m a fan of your Doc! Though I haven’t been there myself (obviously!), I have heard that an induced labor can be rough. That, and why jump to any potentially un-needed meds, right? Anyway, like the others, I anxiously await the post that says Henry has arrived! You, Daddy Perks, and Henry are in my thoughts and prayers! 🙂

  6. Abby August 27, 2009 at 11:03 pm #

    Awww! Thinking of y’all!

  7. Claire August 28, 2009 at 5:38 pm #

    SEPT 1!!!! My birthday!!! It’s a great one!! Henry will love it – instead of being sad about summer ending, you have your birthday to look forward to, and it’s a perfect time to get presents for back to school 🙂 SO cool!

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