Wednesday, June 2, 2010

In Labor

Now, don't get too excited- those of you who are unaware of how being in labor works, just because it's started it doesn't mean it'll be over soon- and it doesn't mean you get to sit in the hospital and wait til the doctor says you can push! This morning at my doctor's appointment I was 5 cm dilated and 75% effaced- that's halfway on dilation and obviously 3/4 of the way on effacement. So I'm getting close, but not close enough to be admitted to the hospital. So now I'm sitting here trying to figure out if I'm having contractions or not, if I should go the hospital or not. I don't want to go and get sent home, but I don't want to wait too long and have Ian deliver the baby here! Since I was induced with Serra I'm not really sure how any of this works, so I'm completely clueless and kind of losing my mind over it!

On a random side note, I have a bunch of pictures to post, but I've been uncomfortable all day and haven't felt like sitting at my computer long enough to upload them all to my computer. So it'll have to wait. But I have some more crafts to show off, and I think some pictures of Serra, and pictures from our camping trip this last weekend [I know, I'm apparently crazy for going camping this far along but it was totally worth it- I'll talk more about it when I post the pictures]. So not sure when I'll post them- either tomorrow because I'm still sitting here wondering if I'm in the final stages of labor or not- or in a couple days after delivering a baby!


Megan said...

i know you probably aren't thinking its funny, but I had to laugh a little when I read this. I remember those feelings of "am I having contractions?" with Evan. And then Ryan was induced so I feel like the next time I give birth, i'm not really going to know what to expect. I hope that things run smoothly and that he comes easily for you. Good luck!

Michelle said...

so exciting!!!

Steve, Crystal, Cohen & Carson said...

Okay here is my advice. If you are really uncomfortable-even if your contractions aren't regular GO TO THE HOSPITAL! I can't believe you are at a five that is great! And if you are in lots of pain DON'T LET THEM SEND YOU HOME- you will end up having a baby on your bathroom floor and it is way too scary. Gut instinct- it's hard to know but when you are uncomfortable go- even if they send you home I would rather be safe than sorry. Good luck and we are so excited to see that little guy!

Grammy said...

Wahoo!! Can't wait to meet this little fellow.

Amy said...

Congratulations! I just came on here to see the pictures you mentioned in your email, but alas, I see them not. So I will check back later. I can't wait to meet Alex!!!

Glad you're feeling okay! I hope it lasts!

p.s. How long is Paige staying?