I called L&D this morning at 7:30, and what do you know--they don't have any room for me. Sigh. Bethesda doesn't technically start inductions until 7:00 PM, but the doctor was hoping I could get in earlier since I don't need my cervix softened and all that stuff, just a bit of pit to get things going. I'll call back around lunchtime, but the nurse this morning was not hopeful and encouraging, so it looks more likely that this baby will be born tomorrow, a day I totally wanted to avoid. Although there is the very real chance that they won't have room for me tonight either, and then they'll just move the induction to some other day. Whee!
I am trying to be encouraged by Day 29 of the Thirty-One Days of Praise book I pray through in the mornings. "Thank you that I can give myself up to be led by you . . . that I can go forth praising and at rest, letting you manage me and my day . . . that I can joyfully depend on You throughout the day, expecting You to guide, to enlighten, to reprove, to teach, to use, and to do in me and with me what You desire . . . that I can count upon Your working in me and through me as a fact, totally apart from sight and feeling . . . that I can go forth praising and at rest, believing You and obeying You and ceasing from the burden of trying to manage myself without Your wisdom and power. Thank you that I can throw the whole weight of my anxieties on You, for I am Your personal concern."
And now I must decide if I want to take yet another walk, or do my "Perfect Pregnancy Workout" DVD one more time. Then school, a quick trip to Sam's for more soy milk . . . life goes on.