I had my 39 week appointment at 3:30 yesterday. Baby boy is still head down, I was dilated to a two and ready to meet my sweet baby boy. I haven't been sleeping well for quite a while because of the lower back and hip pain. I never experienced this with my other pregnancies. It is very unenjoyable. My OB (Dr. Ramos) stripped my membranes and said she could have me come into the hospital at 8 pm and start cervidil and hopefully I would deliver in the morning. This idea worked well for me because I wanted him to be born on the 25th anyhow. Ephraim and Tobias both are born on the 25th of different months and Daphne, John and I are all born on the 1st of different months. Today is also my parents 44th wedding anniversary, my brother-in-law's 38th birthday and my nephew, Caleb's 10th birthday. So, why not just add one more event to the day?
We got to the hospital at 8 pm and by 10, I had the cervidil in place and consumed some ambien to get some sleep. The ambien only worked for 5 hours because I've been up since 3 watching the monitor showing my boy's heart rate in the 130's and my contractions registering small but frequent. These contractions need to kick it up a notch so I can meet my boy.
John is here with me being the dutiful husband, forced to sleep on a sofa that is way too small for his 6'8" frame. He is very excited to meet this little boy too.
|John sleeping on the sofa across the room.|