So, here I sit. Still in the hospital, still no labor, still no baby. Last night, I gained some gel to thin my cervix, but I lost my beloved Nurse Kelly. In exchange, I got Nurse Jen, Nurse Jennifer and for all of today so far, Nurse Margaret. All of them competent, but none as lovely. Sigh...
The gel was administered at around 7:00pm last night. Dr. Assad politely offered to allow Nurse Kelly to put it in instead of him, which I thought was a wonderful idea after the "dig" from earlier. Kelly then informed us that in her 12 years, she had never had a Dr. bow out of that gig. I think I scared him off. Around 5am, they took it out and around 6am, they started the Pitocin drip. My Dr., Vagina Ripper, stopped in to visit around 2:15p to let me know that this was probably going to take a few days and that she was going to have the drip turned off around 5:00pm and we would start it all over tonight. I finally started contracting around 4:00pm, but it was too late. So, here I am... belly full with Chili Cheese Fries and cervix full of more gel to try and get things moving. Tomorrow morning, they will start the Pitocin again.
In the meantime, I know a girl who's sister in law works here as a labor and delivery nurse and she just stopped in to see us. It makes up for the other competent, efficient, by the book nurses I have gotten today.
If nothing happens with tomorrows induction attempt, VR is going to schedule a C-Section. She is convinced that my Placenta is trying to shut down and doesn't want to rely on it for anything else. It's not the best case scenario, but VR has been opposed to C-Sections and Inductions everytime we've talked about it, so I have faith that she thinks it's for the best and not just a ploy to get her to her dinner date tomorrow night on time.
We shall see.
PS - Dr. Assad had to come in this time to do the cervix gelling and tore me up again. I'm pretty sure I have scared him off for good. If he's a resident, he might surely change his mind about Obstetrics :)