So on Thursday April 1, 2010, Andrew and I rushed around all day running last minute errands. We purchased a flip cam, went to the galleria to buy nursing tanks at Gap maternity, had lunch at corner bakery at the galleria, and got Andrew a haircut. We got home early evening and took showers and packed up the last of our stuff. We said goodbye to the kitties and headed to Dallas! We stopped at Jason's Deli for one last dinner! On the way I seriously thought I was going to be sick I was so nervous! I couldn't believe the day was finally here!!! You wait so long for it and when it's here you just can't believe it!
We checked in at 2100 and got sent up to my floor for induction! I picked Dana to be my nurse and she was awesome!!! All the girls came in that night to say hi and chat with us while we were getting started! Dana started my IV and put me on the monitor.
Last belly picture in room 468 at 39 weeks and 6 days!
On the monitor and ready to go! Dana checked me and I was 2.5/50/-2. I was already contracting every 8 minutes when she put me on the monitor. We decided to watch a movie (Andrew picked Mall Cop) and then I would take some ambien and try to get some sleep.
In my mind I kept telling myself..."I just need to get to the hour mark and then I can get up and pee and I'll feel so much better". So 2300 rolls around and I get up to pee. Yea that did not help at all! I tried to get comfy in bed and turn the lights down. I have no recollection of the movie we "watched" either. By 2330 I was shaking, crying, and gripping the side rail of the bed. I couldn't believe how much pain I was in so quick!!! I remember thinking to myself, "I'm going to be THAT PATIENT that calls out for pain meds 1 1/2 hours after getting her cervidil!" I was in so much pain though I literally could not function enough to call for Dana. All I could do was shake and breathe, shake and breathe. It seemed like there was no break in between the contractions at this point. Dana did come in when she saw how frequent I was contracting and hung some fluids to try to space them out. She asked if I was ok and I remember saying "Yea I'm ok for now!" I lied! I was not ok! I was trying to figure out what to do in my head. I didn't want to get IV pain meds if I could go straight to my epidural. But I still couldn't believe I was thinking epidural thoughts so soon!
Of course I would have a change of shift delivery (not fun for the nurse). Emily stayed for my delivery which I appreciated more than she will probably ever know!!! I am so thankful for all the people that helped me that night! It was painful at times, but the best experience I have EVER had! I'm telling you, going fast is the way to go. I was so concerned about not getting to eat all day Friday b/c I just knew I'd be laboring all day! Well I was wrong! We were up on postpartum eating breakfast by 0900! Shelene took me up to postpartum and Amanda took over from there! I couldn't have picked my nurses any better! Praise God for a healthy delivery and wonderful people taking care of us!