Thursday, April 3, 2008

Sent home :-(

So today was a pretty disappointing day. First things first, we have NOT had the baby yet. We ended up waiting at home until about 3 this afternoon before we got the call that there were finally beds open. Unfortunately as soon as we got there a whole pile of pregnant women who were in active labor showed up. I got hooked up to the monitor and we were left by ourselves for a couple of hours before my OB came by to check on me. Then we were left for a few more hours until the nurse assigned to us came by to let us know that even though 2 babies were just born, 2 more women showed up in labor so they still couldn't do the induction yet. By this time it was about 9 or 9:30, so the nurse called my OB back in to check on me again. We all agreed that even if they could do the induction tonight (and it wasn't looking likely) it would be a bad idea--Rick and I were already exhausted, and it could take many, many hours after starting the induction before the baby was born. So we were sent home.

Unfortunately they couldn't just bump us to tomorrow, so it'll be a few days before any induction can happen. We're having some more testing tomorrow and Sunday and we'll see what happens then. We're keeping our fingers crossed that this kid decides to show up on his own before the weekend is over.

I'm pretty bummed out, but all things happen for a reason, right? We just haven't figured out what that reason is yet--maybe the little guy just didn't want to share his birthday with Doris Day.

Someday soon our baby will be here, we just have to have patience.


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