Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Preppy Baby!

So tired but wanted you all to know that everything went well and that everyone is healthy. He was born at 3:57am last night/this morning. He weighs 7 lbs 8 ounces and 20.5 inches. We LOVE him-everything about him.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009


Yep.... I am in Labor. I am sitting here at the hospital all IV'd and hooked up to monitors. My water broke at work around 5:00pm and Big Guy rushed over to take me to the hospital. The contractions aren't that strong yet because I wouldn't say I am in PAIN yet- it is very uncomfortable, but I would rather have this than stick a needle in my back-- when that changes, I will know that I am really in active labor and it is time for the epidural.
Wish me luck- I am a little nervous, but Big Guy is here taking care of me and the nurses and midwives and residents seem very nice. My IV kinda sucks- I didn't realize I would be so aware of it sticking in my hand, but I am sure that soon it will be the least of my worries.
I hope everything goes well, and I hope to have good news to report some time in the near-ish future!


Big Guy called me after he dropped me off this morning to say that my sweet little Volvo wagon had fallen victim to one of the city's most vicious winter headaches...A GIANT POTHOLE! The thing popped my tire! I am so glad I wasn't in the car, because I am sure that it would have sent me into a fit of tears. Plus, Big Guy said he waited forever for roadside assistance, since he couldn't get the tire off. This sounds like it is going to be expensive, and don't think that I kid myself enough to think we will see a dime from the city....
All this on a day when I have been having contractions all morning- they aren't regular at all and they are all over the map strength-wise. Last night we totally thought the baby might be on his way when there was a little "show" happening (sorry TMI) and contractions for a few hours- but again, they never seemed to fall into line and get regular, and then they just stopped around 11:00pm, so I went to sleep. Then this morning they are back, and I even had three really strong ones, but they seem to come and go with no rhyme or reason. I lost my you know what last week as of Wednesday, and yesterday, my Doctor told me I was dilated 2cms and 50% effaced, but when I look that up- there are people who said they went into labor in the next few hours and there are some who didn't go for weeks! I love being in limbo---sarcasm.
Sorry I am so baby focused lately-all this waiting and wondering is a little maddening. I wish I could think of some other preppy, peppy, happy things to post about!
I will try to come up with something else this afternoon!

Monday, February 2, 2009

No Baby yet.....

I am still here....hanging on.....My due date hasn't hit yet (Feb11th) but it seems like everyone else is going early! I will probably have to be induced ten days late knowing my luck. Then they will discover that I am having a giant baby and end up doing a c-section. Cross your fingers for me that I can just have a normal labor. (I realize that there is probably no "normal" but as normal and complication-free as possible.)

One time I had a very vivid dream about having a baby that grew at an incredible rate- the worst part was carrying around this really tall man-baby who inexplicably wore bad khakis and sweater vests. Odd...

Right now I feel like I am just clock-watching, waiting for something to happen. I am trying to enjoy the calm and quiet- but that is easier said than done!