Tuesday, April 27, 2010
ok, so we got here about 7:00. I think we were supposed to be here at 6:30, but oh well.
So, we got registered and that took a while. The "advantage" of arriving at the hospital when you are not in labor is you get to go to the registrar's office and fill out a bunch of paperwork. It was actually all electronic paperwork, so that was cool.
Dr. S. (BD) came in and broke my water about 8:40 am this morning. It wasn't the most pleasant experience, but I guess it was okay. At that time I was 2 cms, 85% effaced and -2 station. I was expecting a gush of water, but I didn't really get that.
Actually my hep lock is actually the most annoying thing. But i think it's gotten better finally. I am actually typing on my Mac, so that's why you are getting an actual update, rather than words. I think at some point, i will have to text from the phone, we'll see.
Anyway, Doc says I'm not supposed to be a "watched pot," watching my uterus and hoping it starts contracting. So, i'm trying not to think about it.
I'm on continuous fetal monitoring, which is clearly also a bit annoying, but Doc wants it, so thats cool.
My blood pressure has been high every time. I was pretty stressed and anxious at the beginning, so I think that's the reason for the early high readings. I'm doing pretty well now.
It's great to have my labor support here. We just are chatting, watching TV. Carlos is on his Mac, so he is happy, and Debra just went to get a snack.
Dr. S will probably come back around lunch and see how things are going. Maybe we'll have some action before then.
I have two nurses, one is in training. They have no other patients but me, so that can be good I guess.
I LOVE your comment. They are seriously going to keep me going, I know it. Once things start going.