Sep 25, 2011

And so it begins

Well, Amelia's story is officially beginning! I can't believe it's already time, but Grayson brought me to the hospital this afternoon at 4:30.

I had previously been scheduled to come in tomorrow morning at 6:30, but at Friday's office visit, my OB changed it to today. He wanted to insert a cervical balloon to help my cervix thin out tonight so that I'd be primed for induction tomorrow morning.

We were here at 4:30, and I had the balloon inserted by 5:03. When he told me it would be "uncomfortable," HE LIED, just for the record. The insertion was extraordinarily painful, and it lasted about six or seven minutes. However, once it was complete, the cramping that was supposed to follow for a couple of hours and actually be "painful," has actually been fine.

I've already had nubane to help with pain from the contractions that have started, but it's manageable at this point. I'm here all by myself, and I'm hoping that my whole family can get a good night's rest so they can be here to cheer us on bright and early in the morning. However, I've already got them on alert because I feel like Amelia might make more progress overnight than we're prepared for, and may not wait until 6:30 a.m. to start thinking about introducing herself to the world.

The nurses have all had a good laugh at my expense because I brought a power strip in my overnight bag and now have my laptop, phone and camera all charging, sitting in bed with me like a child's beloved stuffed animals. I explained that I have a blog and people are counting on me!  :)

When Grayson left to go back home, I told him I'd call and let them all know how I'm doing. But then I was like, "Well, and you follow me on Twitter, so ......"

I'm going to do my best to keep you guys updated via Twitter and the blog. I appreciate your continued prayers and support! More later.

14 comments:

Wade's World said...

I'm so excited for you, and I'll be praying for a safe, easy and speedy delivery of Miss Amelia. Can't wait to see picture soon!

Jenny said...

YAY!!! So excited for you!

Carl Carter said...

Remember, pictures or it didn't happen. :)

ginmommy said...

Amazing!!!! Crack me up you are blogging from your hospital bed. You are one dedicated blogger, and your loyal followers really appreciate that fact about you. Prayers coming from KY.

nate the great said...

you crack me up..you sound just like me..everything ready to go at the hospital so I could document it all. I had that damn balloon everytime..it hurts like hell. I remember everytime clenching my fists so bad that the last time my knuckles where white after. I hated it...but holding the baby in your arms after makes it all worth it!! GOod luck and photos are expected of course!! ha ha . _Natalie Lyman(for whatever reason I am signed in on my sons acct..sorry!)

thecroslands said...

So exciting!!!! :)

thecroslands said...

So exciting!!!! :)

thecroslands said...

So exciting!!!! :)

thecroslands said...

So exciting!!!! :)

thecroslands said...

OH MY WORD!!!!!!!! So sorry. please delete all those crazy comments. Who knew that repeatedly hitting the resend button would do something so crazy like that. :) I was just trying to get back to the home page. :) I'm so horrible at technology.

Sewconsult said...

Praying that all goes well. Hope to see pics in the morning when I check in. Hugs and Happy Birthday to Amelia!!!
Beckie

Green Door Girl said...

yeah, I haven't been reading blogs the last few+ weeks, so I logged on tonight just to see how you were doing and that status of the new little one! I can't wait to hear all the good news and see pictures of Miss Amelia! I love her name :)

Gail said...

So exciting...can't believe you are updating from your hospital bed! Can't wait to see baby Amelia!

Amanda said...

I don't have a twitter but seeing that 14 hours ago you welcomed your sweet girl totally brought tears to my eyes! So funny how I feel like I know your family just from reading your blog! Congratulations to the moon and back! I bet she's beautiful can't wait to see pictures!!!!!!

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