Oct 30

She wasn’t quite ready…

Tag: LillianEmily @ 7:32 am

As most of you know, Paul and I were in the hospital for several hours last night but got sent home. I’d been having contractions on and off since Saturday, 10/23, some lasting for 2-3 hours but then they’d just stop. They never got consistent/regular or painful at all so I didn’t htink much of them. Throughout this week, I continued to have those patterns happen 1-2 times a day where I would start to time them, but they’d just be 8min/12min/6min/20min/18min, etc etc. Yesterday I finished working with the lady who will be subbing for me. She got 2 days to shadow me in my job, which is awesome and I feel great about leaving work now, and that things will be taken care of. As soon as I sat down in my car to go home, I starting having contractions, but these were much stronger and CLOSE together. I clocked them for an hour and they were consistently 3-5 minutes apart and getting stronger as I sat there. Called the Dr and I was ordered into the hospital.
We got to triage and were making bets about how dilated I would be, as I was 3cm on Tuesday. Unforutnatly, I was still 3cm so we were told to walk around the floor for an hour. So, Paul with his Ipod, and me in my little gown and awesome non-slippy hospital socks started walking. We ended up walking for 1.5 hours since there was a shift change at about the hour mark and no one came to get us. It was fine with me though, because I figured if nothing else, it would give more time for change. Things were definitely picking up while walking and I was sure we’d be staying. We got to walk by all the rooms with the new babies (about 1,000 times each) and we spent our walk reminiscing about Sean’s birth, and looking forward to Lily joining us. I was checked again after the walk and I was still 3cm. Bummer! We were sent home. Our entire ordeal in the hospital was 4.5 hours. Luckily though, I was given an Ambien to sleep through my contractions (which they said would either get worse through the night or just stop again) and we got to get some dinner, since I was STARVING.
I passed out as soon as we got home and woke up to no contractions this morning. Dang. On a positive note, I guess it’s a big sign that we need to finish up everything in the house, since she should be coming soon! I’m trying not to be too frustrated about the whole experience, but can’t help but think that she’s going to be a stubborn little thing! 🙂

2 Responses to “She wasn’t quite ready…”

  1. Aunt She-She says:

    We are rooting for her to come yesterday!! We had fun with Sean though after school. We found out that Sydney doesn’t like the fact that Sean cuddles SheShe 🙂 Not too much longer momma!!

  2. Paul C. says:

    For the record – i only had one ear bud in as we walked for 1.5 hours, and i did it mostly to update facebook/chatbox on the website cause I knew people would be watching.

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