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D Day: The Waiting Game

I woke up around 3:20 in the morning due to contractions that were uncomfortable enough to make sleeping difficult and waited until about 3:58 to call the Labor & Delivery department to make sure they had a bed for us at 5:00am which is when we were scheduled to go in. She confirmed she did so we proceeded to get up, strip the bed of our sheets so they could be washed, jumped into the shower, and then headed of around 4:40. 

We arrived at the hospital around 5:02am and I checked in while R parked the car. Shortly after he came up to meet me, a nurse came to get us and brought us to our room where she started hooking me up to machines and running and IV.

When she was finished admitting me, she said that a resident should be around to check my cervix to gauge dilation and advised of my cervix was dilated to 3cm or more, they’d start the pitocin, and I would only be able to have clear liquids. If was less then that, then they’d give me stuff to help dilate it further and I’d be able to eat. After several minutes, she came back and advised she would be doing three cervix check, which let me tell you hurt like a mother. 

I’ve had my fair share of cervix checks and this was the most painful one. I liked her but fuck, that shit hurt!

Turns out I’m still only about 1.5-1.8 cm dilated so they will have to give me medication to help me along, but they first want to confirm Tiberius’ present position. She was able to feel Temperance’s head but they don’t want to start any medications without knowing for certain. 

So for the time being, I’m stuck in bed, waiting for R to return with decent food, because the food here sucks,  and help to G-d, we get this show on the road soon. 

My OB set the expectation that labor would take awhile but I expected that they’d of least done something by now…

The Final Countdown…

The Final Countdown...

It’s the eve of induction and rather than sleeping, I’m up watching Stargate Atlantis. It should figure right?

I spent a good bit of the day today, finishing organizing our room and getting everything set up for the babies. I’m hoping all the activity will have forced my cervix to dilate a little more. I know for certain my doctor doesn’t plan on administering Pitocin until I’m at least 3cm dilated and a week ago, I was only 1.5cm so hopefully there’s been some progress. R and I also took a tumble in bed last night in an effort to speed things along but we’re not sure it’s done much good. I guess we’ll find out tomorrow.

We also went out to dinner tonight with my mother-in-law and some close family friends as our last hoorah before we become parents. Truthfully, I’d much rather have gotten a little more done around the house and climbed into bed a little earlier but I understood the importance of going out for the last hoorah. It was enjoyable and the food was good but I could hardly walk to and from our table because of my size, lol. Even still, I think it was worth the effort.

Well, I’m off to try to get some sleep since I have to be up at the butt crack of dawn. Hopefully, I’ll find the time to blog tomorrow but I make no promises because who the hell knows how long delivery will take. It’s possible my next blog, may consist of my introducing you to our son and daughter.

/cue the freak out

Holy Shit, Guys! It’s Go Time!

Holy Shit, Guys! It's Go Time!

Today, we had our weekly check in with our OB. I’m currently 37 weeks, 3 days and am due to be induced on Friday, however when the machine and the medical assistant took my pressure, it was higher then it should have been. My OB also did a check to confirm and reiterated that my pressure was high. To add to that is the fact that I’m sick. I don’t have a fever but I’m dealing with a cough and nasal congestion with symptoms starting last Friday.

After that tid bit of information he felt it was best to push the induction up 2 days, which ended up working out because he was going to be out-of-town this weekend anyway and was going to push me to go in with a different OB, which I would have dealt with but have much preferred to have mine. With that said, we have been scheduled to start the induction on Wednesday at 5:00am. I’ll be half asleep I’m sure, lol, but at least it gives us a better chance of delivering with our OB.

I’m really hoping the delivery will be smooth and relatively quickly but given the kids dispositions lately, I also know that it’s possible it could take a while, so on Tuesday I’m going to make sure I have all of my necessary electronics to keep me entertained, including my 3DS and Kindle. This is also where I may end up missing some blog posts for the year. I’ll be bummed if it happened but I understand it’s a possibility, though I will try my best to make sure it doesn’t.

With that said, it’s a little bittersweet to think that tonight I’ll be taking my last belly picture but at the same time I can’t wait to meet our miracles.

Holy crap, guys! We’re having babies!

Let This Pass, Sooner Rather Than Later

Let This Pass, Sooner Rather Than Later

This is going to be a short blog post because I’m not feeling well. Tomorrow we go in to see our OB and I think we’ll discuss the plans for induction at the end of the week/beginning of next. I have this feeling he might decide to push it out to 39 weeks if the babies don’t come on their own. Last week he checked to see if I was dilated and I was only dilated 1.5cm. He let me know that generally they do not start Pitocin until the patient is at least 3cm dilated, so we’ll see if I’ve made any progress.

Last night I ended up coughing so badly it caused me to vomit several times. I am hoping that this passes soon because going into labor while sick will not be fun. Well, I’m off to veg in bed for a bit and watch Netflix. At the very least, I did manage to get out of bed and hang out in the living room today for a bit.

I guess that’s something, right?

What Is This Thing Called Sickness?

So it would seem that despite the fact I’ve managed to avoid sickness throughout the most of my pregnancy, even with a sick baby in the house during Thanksgiving, my body has finally given in. And of course it happens when I’m nearly done. So far it’s just a sore throat and a cough, however obnoxious it is, and I’m really hoping it doesn’t progress to more.

So far I’m trying to keep it at bay by sucking on cough drops and eating soup. Anything to keep my throat well lubricated and heat to soothe my throat to limit irritation. I’m hoping it’ll work, pray for me, lol.

Unfortunately, it’s also impacting R. Of course he’s typically catches everything so it’s no surprise, but I still feel bad. I know that Ty and Tempe aren’t enjoying the coughing either, based on their reactions when I do, but I can’t help it, other than hoping what I’m currently doing will help to make the symptoms dissipate entirely. Maybe, just maybe, I’ll be lucky enough to have gotten better by the time I pop, but I’m trying not to get my hopes up.

Speaking of hope, I’m going to lay down and hope I can go a few hours without coughing.

I won’t pretend I stand a chance in hell.