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…