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The Betty Experience: Into the Great Unknown…

etc-40weeksWow, so I guess it’s almost time to go to the hospital. CH and Angela got In-N-Out for our last pre-baby meal, and that’s all eaten. CH is wrapping up the many power cords that we’ll need to stay sane at the hospital (yes, we’re nerds to our deepest core). He’s also showing Angela all of the special locks around the house and going over Tulip’s eating and walking schedule. We’ll see her tomorrow at the hospital after Betty’s here.

One of the weirdest things about this experience is that we’re already completely off of our birthing plan, b/c of the induction. Also, I’m not quite sure what all will happen when I get to the hospital. Supposedly they first put “something” on my cervix to make it dilate tonight. But then I might already be pretty dilated and just not having contractions that I can feel yet, so who knows how that will go.

Either way, I don’t plan to ask for the epidural until I’m 4 to 5cm dilated and I have no idea when they’ll actually administer the drug that will make me start pushing. They just said “Monday morning.”

And even more important than all of that, I’m thinking that I might have to change out my earrings. This morning I put on the demure pearls that CH gave me two Christmases ago in a fit of romantic nostalgia, but I now feel that they make my face look puffy and maybe I ought to wear something with more pop. We’ll see.

Anyways, thanks so much for all of the blog and FaceBook love today, guys. It’s so nice to have you all out there rooting for us. I’ll try to update a few more times overnight, but like I said, I’m not really sure what will happen once I get to the hospital.

Into the great unknown…

So much love,