Monday, April 28, 2008

waiting...

and waiting...

having contractions that won't regulate, although they are fairly steady. as of 8am this morning when i went for my regular doctor's appointment, the baby was fine and i was fine. things are progressing normally for a first time labor--that is, slow as shit.

meanwhile the hospital was supposed to call me at 7am to tell me when to come in for my induction. no one called. at 8pm i called them, got put on hold forever to learn that there were no beds open and there are many deliveries in progress as we speak. so. someone is supposed to call me by 10pm to tell me when to come in. nothing like going in in the middle of the night when you aren't exactly in labor yet.

although who knows, maybe it will give me enough time to go into labor on my own. i am half way there anyway. i am going to go take yet another walk to keep from losing my mind. then i am going to eat everything in the house since the hospital won't let you eat anything once you check in. plus, i have been inexplicably starving all day.

my blood pressure is fine. everything's fine. we're just waiting...

ps--if you've called and failed to reach me, please don't be offended. i just can't face being on the phone right now. i will let everyone know once there's something to tell.

UPDATE 11:27pm--no call from the hospital. fuck 'em. i'm going to bed. this baby's going to come out on his own anyway--contractions are getting closer and stronger without interference, so i am just going to go sleep while i can. sometime soon we'll have a baby, but god only knows exactly WHEN at this point.

7 comments:

Amy M said...

Hang in there Jackie! Your beautiful baby boy will make his appearance soon enough!
Besides - your day sounds better than the 10 hr marathon bakery session and 4 hrs of painting trim I've endured!)
The house is still here if you need it.

Anonymous said...

Sorry baby is being so slow--I still wish he had decided to come while I was there!

Thinking about you-- :)

--Meredith

Anne Lindenfeld said...

Thinking of you and hoping you are having or had your baby. I'm relieved that you will have normal labor. Induction is not all that fun. Of course, pregnancy isn't either. The best part is that you forget all of the hassle the moment that little guy is in your arms.

Best of luck!

cerddinen said...

Here's hoping that since I'm replying to your post TWO day's after you posted that you have had the baby and are in Baby Bliss right now!

Good luck and congrats!!!

Allegra said...

I too am hoping that you are in baby bliss right now. Sending my blessings.....

Amy M said...

For those who keep looking, the baby was born on tuesday ~ mama and kiddo are healthy and happy (not to mention cute too!).
I'll let Jackie tell you all of the details when she is ready to come back from experiencing new baby bliss and the joys of bonding (which suit her pretty well!)

Anne Lindenfeld said...

Thanks, Amy! I have been checking everyday. Please send her our bloggster best wishes!

Hmmmm. Could be time for some baby knitting....