Here I Am ... 39 Weeks 6 Days Pregnant
I have had more nausea, aches, pains, stress, hospital visits and false labor contractions then I would have liked to experience in one pregnancy. A week and day ago Ryan and I packed up the car in the middle of the night to head to the hospital with Olivia in good hands. We got to the hospital only to find out the contractions that were 5 min apart were not accompanied by any dilation... so at around 4 in the morning we headed back home to wait it out. My contractions started just before 10 pm and didnt subside till around 7 am that morning. Not only did I not sleep that night but Ryan had to turn around and go to work after having sat through the failed hospital visit. The irony of the false labor visit was... it was Labor Day.
So this brings me to today... My contractions started at around 7 am and I hand not had a contraction since my fun hospital visit. They went from annoying cramps and many trips to the bathroom to very painful contractions that quickly went from 7-10 min apart to 5 min apart. My dad packed me and Olivia in the car for my Dr visit and by the time I got to the office I asked them where they wanted me at the office or the hospital. A quick review from the Dr and I walked myself across the street to the hospital and was quickly admitted to the Maternity ward. By the time I was changed into my gown Ryan was coming down the hall in his uniform, strait from work. Although I was only dilated to a 2 or 3 they decided to keep me here instead of sending me home and it was a good thing they did because it only took about half an hour to jump up to a 4 and by the time I had my epidural put it I was at a 5. My contractions had become so strong that breathing was nearly impossible and my eyes started to well up.
Now here I lay... playing the waiting game... this time the light at the end of the tunnel is MUCH brighter and with my cocktail of painkillers much more pleasant!
Dont worry... I will keep you all updated... I need to do something while Ryan is tinkering with all of the fun equipment in this room!