Friday, October 17, 2008

My First Hospital Visit

You know what's really cool?


That's right, I'm blogging from my hospital bed. How flipping cool is that?

I was scheduled to come in for my induction at three pm today, but I got a call this morning that the hospital was full, and they'd just let me know when I could come in. I decided to take a nap at about four, since I woke up at 5 am again today. Just as I was about to drift off to sleep, my phone rang and they told me to come on in within the next hour. I was also told to have a snack first.

Well, my husband slacked off on showering, and chose THAT MOMENT to need a shower, so we barely made it there in an hour, considering it was rush hour too, so no stopping for a snack for me. I was thinking, hey, not too big of a deal, the doctor said that there were two different drugs, and I would be able to eat and walk around during the first one.

Well, guess what?

Turns out, I was 70% effaced already, so I didn't NEED that first one, and we could just go strait to Pitocin. That means NO food, NO water, JUST ice chips. Freaking LAME. And it smells like fried chicken in here. I don't know if it's a real smell or I'm imagining it, but it's making me HUNGRY.

Then when it came time to start the IV, my veins wouldn't cooperate. It took four tries in different locations, including digging with the needle each time, in order to draw blood and get the thing started. I have really good, strong veins too, but for whatever reason they'd either disappear once I got stuck, or they'd continuously roll out of the way of the needle. I have a big ol' internal bruise on my arm now that is just this hard lump of OW.

Good news is, the IV is in and the drugs have started to work. I'm having contractions, harder and closer together now. It's kinda cool to watch them on the monitor, and also to hear the baby kick and see how he responds to them.

By my next post, I'll be a mom. Whoa.

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Blogger Sara said...

You're BLOGGING while in labor?? I couldn't think straight-never mind type! You must be doing great!! That's good to hear! Hope the rest of the delivery go as smooth. And yeah ice chips never tasted so good!!


11:19 PM  
Blogger Uhu said...

Hi Sara! I am so excited for you! Wishing you a quick and easy delivery. I've been following your blog since you found out about your pregnancy and I can't believe that today is going to be your day! :)

5:18 AM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

Yeah .... hope delivery is smooth and painless (as can be). Can't wait to see pics of your new arrival! :)

6:56 AM  
Blogger em said...

AGH! I need an update!!! I'm going crazy here!!!

7:29 AM  
Blogger kingsqueen said...

So excited for you!! :)
I know how you feel about the food. I had to go a day and a half. They did give me a popsicle and some jello though - not that it helped much. Hope you make them bring you a huge meal afterwards. Can't wait to see your next post!

7:43 AM  
Blogger Susanne P. said...

well i just checked in (8:22 am on Sat.) so i bet you have you bundle of joy already. i hope it all went well and you and baby are fine.

i am so excited to see pics!!

8:21 AM  
Blogger Heather C said...

Sara, hope all is well with you and your little one.

8:32 AM  
Blogger Zee said...

I', SO anxious to hear! Is all well? Is Sawyer here? I sure hope you are feeling good and everything went/is going fine! xo

12:38 PM  
Blogger Hooptee said...

So exciting! Good luck with everything. Can't wait to "meet" Sawyer!
I can't believe you are blogging from the hospital. I'm sure it's a good distraction. I was annoyed my hospital didn't have internet. What freakin year is it!?

12:40 PM  
Blogger EatCrayons said...

Ohhhh my gosh, how exciting! I can't wait to hear all about baby Sawyer's arrive. Hope you had a safe and uneventful delivery, and everyone is healthy and happy!

4:23 PM  
Blogger Miss Anne said...

Sending you joy and prayers!

Hoping for a smooth birth!

9:48 PM  
Blogger Samara Link said...

Blogging from your hospital bed is pretty cool! This was a fun post to read. Crazy that you were just there, waiting it out. Hope the contractions weren't too bad!

3:31 PM  

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