Cross your fingers and press your thumbs

by Christina Geyer on June 10, 2010 · 11 comments

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In case you don’t follow the blog on Facebook or Twitter, I was in the hospital last week for an induction but it didn’t work.  I’m still pregnant, still nauseous, and the weather has changed from gray and miserable to hot, damn hot.

I go in for a second attempt first thing tomorrow, which the doctors say almost always works, and this baby needs to come out very soon anyways because it’s head size is off the charts.  The ultrasound program isn’t even coming up with weight estimates anymore, so apparently his measurements are outside the range of its equations.  He was 8 lbs six weeks ago, so I’m curious how big he’ll be.  It is possible his weight leveled off at some point.

Anyways, cross your fingers and drück die Daumen that everything goes well tomorrow and that we’ll have a new healthy addition to the family by this weekend at the latest.  I hope to have good news for you next week.

  • http://phdinparenting.com Annie @ PhD in Parenting

    I’ll one up that and hope you go into labour on your own before then! Hope everything goes well one way or another. I look forward to hearing the news!
    .-= Annie @ PhD in Parenting´s last blog ..Product Review: Einfach Alles (Language Flash Cards) =-.

  • http://www.noncompmentis.com B.

    Here’s hoping everything goes well tomorrow and you’re back home soon with a new someone to love!

  • Bowleserised

    Good luck!

  • Ann

    Best of luck, Christina and family!

  • Carolyn

    That sounds dangerous. Good luck!!

  • Amanda

    I bet you can’t wait to be unpregnant at this point! I hope to read soon that everything went smoothly and that everyone is healthy and happy. All the best to you and your family :)

  • http://www.amerideutsch.com Lisa

    Thumbs pressed Christina! If anyone deserves not to be pregnant or nauseated anymore it’s you. All the best from NRW!
    .-= Lisa´s last blog ..Summer 15 Challenge =-.

  • http://www.germany-insider-facts.com/ Rita

    Hi Christina,
    This is my first post, however, I’ve read your very informative and interesting blog posts a couple of times. I am impressed about how objective and fair even the most controversial topics are discussed here. Being a German, it is interesting to read how expats feel in my home country.

    Anyway, I just wanted to wish you all the best and ich drücke die Daumen that all goes well. Best wishes to you and your family.
    .-= Rita´s last blog ..Jun 9, Frankfurt Christmas Market 2010 | Christmas in Frankfurt Germany =-.

  • Rachael D.

    Induction didn’t work?! OMG. Crazy stuff. You’ve got some more “truth is stranger than fiction” stories for your memior. I often chuckle to myself when my 2yo tries my patience (difficult pregnancy requiring twice daily injections and extensive fetal monitoring), thinking to myself “Do you know what I went through to bring you into this world, you spirited child who embraces being 2 with a vengeance?!” :) Recently, I asked him to use his inside voice when he was being loud in a somewhat quiet museum (he likes to scream for effect in quiet places), and he said. “No way, Jose. I’m LOUD!” Hard not to laugh.

  • Sarah D.

    Thinking of you (even though I don’t know you – isn’t the internet crazy and wonderful?) and hope all went well this weekend. Best to you and your family!

  • Linda Hollister

    Hi cousin,
    Congratulations!!!
    Don’t know if you remember me, but I’ve been following your blog recently and am so pleased to hear your long ordeal has given you another great gift of a son. I look forward to hearing more and seeing pictures.

    Best Wishes, your Iowa cousin Linda

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