Thursday, December 20, 2007


So we got to the hospital at 6 am and were immediately informed that they'd had a record number of births and there wasn't a single bed available BUT I would be the next one in. So we sat there and sat there and sat there until 11:00 when they hooked me up to a monitor, declared that I was fit, and sent me home.


I'm supposed to come back at 5 to see if anything has opened up. On the plus side, if I'd been admitted this morning I would've had to wait for an anesthesiologist (they're slammed with C-sections) whereas if I'm there tonight I should be able to have one when I need one. I can also get a nap in which is good, seeing as how I didn't sleep last night. So... yeah.


Laura said...

Yeah, you don't want to wait around for the god-on-earth anestesiologist (I totally butchered that word). It makes all the difference in the world. Trust me, you won't care about the needle when that time comes. I got mine at 4 cm, after being in labor for 12 hours. In the next hour, I went to 9.5 cm. It lets everything relax! Best thing I did! Good luck, don't stress, and just imagine... YOU WILL NOT BE PREGNANT SOON! WAHOO!

Doyce said...

Random factoid: 25% of all pregnancies in the US are c-section.

I'm not saying you're will be. I am saying that there's a 1 in 4 chance and, if your doctor suggests it, it is because it's the very best thing for the health of you and the baby.

Other random bits:

When they give you the epidural, they make hubby sit down too. Apparently, some dad's who stand or crouch next to the bed while you're getting the Epi pass out and get bumps on the noggin. Hospitals frown on people sustaining injuries while you're THERE.

I bouncing on the balls of my feet for you guys. You're gonna be GREAT!

ktbuffy said...

You poor thing! To get all the way there and then have to turn around and come home. You give Possum a stern talking to.

Valerie said...


The relief? Letdown? Continued excitement? What a crazy thing.

Like me being induced for 2 days. Not having babies at the end of that first day was trying to say the least.

Here's to 5pm! Or tomorrow, whichever comes first! :)

Missy said...

He will be out before college I know it!!!

Hang in there kiddo! (Kiddo meaning Ali)'s eviction time!

Valerie said...

I'm assuming since there is nothing after a coupe of days that now there is something?

Woman with a Hatchet said...

Come on Possum!

Missy said...

Hello All!

I just talked to Ali and she did have the baby! The baby weighed in at a very IMPRESSIVE 9lbs. 6 0z! He is about 22 inches long. Mom and baby are fine. Congratulations Ali and Matt!

Woman with a Hatchet said...

Nine pounds?! Holy moly!

Congratulations Ali and Matt!

Valerie said...

Yeah! Congratulations!

salshoes said...

yay alisha!! yay matt!! yay baby cody/mckinney!! what is your name, for god's sake? where are your pictures for god's sake? enquiring minds want to know! tell mommy, yes, she will walk again! we love you! (sal, jenn, phoebe rae)