Thursday, August 07, 2008

No, I am NOT in Labor

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.

5 comments:

KLee said...

Mere and I were talking about you last night! I do hope the trip is worth it! (But I don't want you to have any crazy delivery story!)
I had to go in the night before E was born to start induction. Finally at 2am they gave me 1/2 an ambien and I slept like a rock--through contractions and everything. Try it, you may like it!

Lizzie Fish said...

good luck to both of you! i hope your blood pressure comes back down soon and you can get some sleep! =)

Amy said...

love & prayers to all 3 Cooleys!

Daniel said...

UPDATE - Gloria is on bed rest at home for now.

ADB said...

praying for you my friend!