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Twenty Minutes January 5, 2009

Filed under: Life... The Way I See It — candidchatter @ 7:46 am

11:00 pm — contractions started

12:00 am — I started timing them

1:00 am — I called the hospital since contractions were coming around every 5-6 minutes

1:15 am — woke Rich up to tell him I might head to the hospital. Decided to lie down one more time.

2:00 am — headed to the labor and delivery floor of hospital and told Rich to stay home until he heard from me

6:30 am — was discharged

7:00 am — got home and now I have to be Mommy all day

I have had 20 minutes of sleep. I am exhausted. I will not be back on here today. The reason for my contractions was dehydration. I had no clue I was even thirsty. Three IV bags later the contractions stopped and I was released. I have a doc appt this afternoon. C-section is a week from tomorrow. I am through trying to start labor. From here on out I’ll be resting.

Yeah. Really. Another week ain’t so bad.

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9 Responses to “Twenty Minutes”

  1. Mel Says:

    You be careful and take it easy, and that’s an order!!! Dehydration is nothing to mess with. I hope you aren’t reading this today~ just rest. HUGS HUGS HUGS!!
    love ya chickie!

  2. Wow…you gave Rich the option of staying home?

    Let me introduce you to MY wife!

  3. Will_nottheactor Says:

    “If you don’t feel like you have to pee, you’re not drinking enough.”

    – What corpsmen tell new arrivals to the desert of Iraq

    Glad you’re ok and resting.

  4. candidchatter Says:

    Mel: The thing is I didn’t even know it. I wasn’t thirsty at all. Strange huh? I am resting.

    Steve: I didn’t see any point in calling the in-laws at 2 in the morning when I wasn’t even sure what was happening (since I’ve had two c-secs). No point in Rich coming with me when we have our other little ones here sleeping. I knew if they decided to go for it with the c-sec he’d have time to get himself together and head my direction. They would have had to call in all the on-call docs anyway — that would buy extra time even.

    Will: Thanks.

    I have had 2 naps today. I went to the doc for my regular appointment and he told me to “go home, sleep, drink lots of water, take it easy for a few days, and rest up” because I’m going to need my energy for the newborn I’ll greet a week from tomorrow. And he’s right, ya know. He’s right. I don’t know what I was thinking trying so hard to make labor start. That was silly.

    Here’s to a healthy and chubby little boy.

    Heidi

  5. You know…when I had my little health problems a few months ago, people REALLY gave me a difficult time about me driving myself to the doctor. However, you do amazing things when it is for the good of your little ones!

    I am praying for you and Rich, the two little Reeds already here and the little Reed boy that will blessing your home with crying, dirty diapers, constant need for attention…and, oh, more love than you guys can possibly expect!

  6. candidchatter Says:

    Thanks Steve. 🙂

  7. Lana Barros Says:

    first stage of labor is painful but not painful…
    you only need to go to the hospital if #1 your water breaks
    or #2 your contractions are so bad that you could never drive yourself to the hospital…

  8. candidchatter Says:

    Lana: It was painful and wrapped around my back and down my thighs. By the time I got to the hospital every contraction felt like it radiated from my lower back and I was at about a 5 on the pain scale until the 3rd liter of fluid was hooked up. It was a crazy night. I am glad it’s over and just looking forward to next week. Thanks for your help. I can’t wait till next week. It just hit me today that this is our last week and upcoming weekend as a family of four. Next week we’ll be a family of five. Wow!! Crazy!!

    Heidi


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