Sunday, August 24, 2008

A Night in Labor and Delivery...

But I didn't have the baby. Last night I was having contractions that were 4 minutes apart. The doctor said I should go to the hospital. Jay and I frantically got all of our bags together, and my mom came to stay with Alex. We got to labor and delivery and they hooked me up to the machines to see what was happening. I was having contractions that were 2-5 minutes apart. They thought that they were going to deliver the baby within the next two hours. Then they checked and I was only 1 centimeter dilated, so they decided to start an IV to see if I was dehydrated. Apparently dehydration can cause contractions. Who knew? After 4 hours the contractions slowed to a stop and there was no more progression, so they sent me home. So there we were at 3:30 am walking back out to our car with our bags, cameras and boppy pillow. Oh well - I guess she just wasn't ready yet. I have my last OB appointment Tuesday...maybe we will have some progress by then. In the meantime I have been drinking so much water, I am running to the bathroom every 5 minutes as opposed to the every 10 minutes I was going. It is worth it, because next time I go into Labor and Delivery, I want to come out holding my baby not my boppy!

2 comments:

The Beynon Family said...

She is giving all of us a lesson in patience I think. She will be here before you know it. Can't wait!

Peggy said...

Nice out at 3:30 in the morning, isn't it? No one else around!

Im really sorry it was a false alarm. Like you said, maybe Tuesday. We just can't wait to meet Isabella!