Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Easter Sunday & Sprog update




Here's some pictures of Meadow in her pretty Easter dress putting a flower in the cross at church. She loves flowers. Hers were pretty well demolished after church, but she loved running around with them saying, "flowers, flowers..." Then we went to my parents house for lunch. I had high hopes for Sproggy to be born that day because Matthew was also born on Easter, but although I was having light contractions, Sprog didn't want to come out! Meadow somewhat understands that a baby is coming. She points to my tummy a lot and says "baby", and even lifts up my shirt to try to see it. Last night she kept rubbing her tummy saying "baby" and kissing mine! It was very cute.
Sprog Update
Tomarrow is my due date, if Sprog still doesn't come, the plan is to induce on Thursday, not with drugs, but with a gel that should start my body's natural process. That's how I understand it anyway. There's no medical reason to induce, it's just an option. Sprog is strong and healthy, so we don't see why not- I just wonder if I'm rushing things- maybe Sproggy just isn't ready to leave the comforts of mommy yet. The whole process still could take a whole day, so it's not like forcing him/her out...What do you think about it? Any words of wisdom?

11 comments:

6wickerts said...

I think you have done your time!!! I am anxious to meet the new little Cooke!!

Jenn the Nurse said...

Prostin Gel is the most natural way to encourage your body into labor. Prostaglandin is the hormone your body makes to make you go into labor. Prostin is a derivative of that hormone. An excellent choice! It's also very safe. Can't wait to meet Sproggy soon!

6wickerts said...

Aren't you glad you have such knowledgable friends?!! Jenn the nurse, WE LOVE YOU!!!

gma john said...

No real wisdom here, just thoughts. I suppose using the gel is similar to drinking cod liver oil to get things going (hmm, it may not be cod liver oil people drink ... that sounds a little fishy) or taking a hot shower or walking in hopes of getting the process going. Ask God .. He'll give you the wisdom you seek. Having seen your belly tonight I'll be surprised if you don't go into labor early tomorrow morning, thereby bypassing the need to make a decision.

gpa john said...

I can't wait!

Becky said...

I don't know what I think about the gel, but I do think that Meadow has a pretty smile!

jenn the nurse said...

It is cod liver oil. But this is a very different effect. Cod liver oil tastes horrible and can cause you to have stomach problems as well as ineffective contractions. I keep hoping to see you before Thursday as the OB unit is empty and just waiting for a baby to be born. :)

6wickerts said...

Just think Caren & Matthew, you are just hours away from meeting little sproggy!! How exciting :) Caren may you have a smooth and easy time. It is still very fresh in my memory, my thoughts & prayers are with you girl!!|

Love,
Helen

Jeremy and Kristi said...

I can't believe you are finally in labor! We are praying for you!

Kristi & Jeremy

6wickerts said...

April 20th 5:24pm

CONGRATUALTIONS!!!!! We are so excited to meet little Logan Matthew. We all love his name, especially Jaden, he thinks it is "very cute!" Great job Caren!!!

Love,
The Wickerts!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Caren, Matthew and Meadow!

I can't wait to see how little Logan Matthew fits into our Sunday lunch schedule.

God bless you all.