Her bruising didn't look that bad in person!
At my Thursday appointment that week (still dilated to 6) my doctor told me to do whatever I had to do to start labor. She would be on call all weekend and then would be leaving the next week for a vacation. I really like my doctor and really wanted her to deliver me! I think she also wanted to deliver me also. We spent a ton of time together over the last few weeks. We also stood in the hallway and discussed when the cutoff point to get an epidural was. I make no bones about it, I am a wimp! I wanted pain relief ASAP, preferably before I felt pain. :) I had nothing to prove. In case you are wondering where the cutoff point is, it depends on the situation. Usually between 8 and 9 centimeters dilated depending on the situation and how fast progress is being made. I immediately left that appointment and went to the mall to walk around a few hours. Nothing happened.
The doctor who did not deliver Kate.