Daniel and I have spent quite a bit of time at the hospital this week in Labor and Delivery. No, I am NOT in labor. Tuesday morning a friend of ours delivered a precious little girl and that evening we came by the hospital. We stopped in L & D to see our friend Michelle who is a nurse. While there my doctor came strolling along and gave me a long look and a "what are you doing here? I didn't get a page!" My response, I am NOT in labor!
Fast forward to 4:00pm yesterday. Guess where I found myself? You guessed it, L& D. No, I am NOT in labor. Yesterday at my weekly doctor's visit my blood pressure was "slightly" elevated, so my doctor decided it would be best for me to head over to L & D triage to be monitored. When I walked in, my friend Michelle, the nurse, rounded the corner, gave me that look and the "what are you doing here?" My response, I am NOT in labor.
But I am now in L & D and NOT in labor.
After 2 hours of monitoring my blood pressure in triage it was still not where Dr. L would have liked it to be and so I was admitted. It is 6:18am and I have slept for a total of about 2 and a half hours. I am tired but hospital beds, blood pressure cuffs, bathroom monitoring, etc. are not entirely conducive to a rest filled night. Not sure how long I will have to stay in the hospital, but know I have to be here at least 24 hours. Secretly, well not so secretly, I kind of hope I do go into labor and make this trip to L & D well worth it. As far as our sweet Eleanor Grace goes, she is doing great! She is full term at 37 weeks and really could arrive any day now.