Just a quick note to let everyone know that I’m at the hospital now! I got here at about 7:30 this morning. I am hooked up to an IV, have received a small dose of Pitocin and am just waiting now (smile)
Kalonji will be here in about 2 hours or so, and all my work friends are making me quite comfortable! That’s the advantage of having your baby at the medical center where you work.
11:45am – my pitocin has been going for about 3 hours now and I am having contractions that I definitely can feel. and I may have to start my breathing soon. Kalonji just arrived too!
3:35 am– still no baby – this induction is taking awhile. I labored on my own earlier today from about 11:30-4pm. Then, the pain was really becoming unbearable. So, I started asking if I could get any relief. Got checked, was 4 cm dilated and they called the anesthesiologist for my epidural. It took them about 15 minutes to get it in, but it started working fast and it is great!!!! However, here I am almost 12 hours later and still only 7 cm dilated. The baby is not descending. My water was broken for me at about 11pm. I have just changed into an upright position and therefore can use the laptop (i am really a computer geek) so had to do an update. They are hoping to take advantage of gravity to get her to descend more, so we will see what happens. I am not in any pain though, so at least that much is good.
Not sure when I’ll post again, but maybe with the next update there will be a baby to report on…