Friday, February 12, 2010

Ok, so far this isn't too bad. We had kind of a rocky start - initially, the nurse tried to put the IV in the back of my left hand, but I have difficult veins as it is, PLUS I wasn't allowed to eat or drink anything after midnight last night, so the dehydration didn't help any. So she ended up blowing out the vein in the back of my hand and had to put the IV in the side of my wrist. I got here at 7:30, and the IV wasn't in until 9. Pitocin didn't start until around 9:30.

The nurse has increased the pitocin every half hour. I don't know what dose I started at, or what I'm at now, but I can feel the contractions getting stronger and more regular. I'm also feeling them more in my pelvic girdle, as opposed to the overall abdominal tightness I felt in the beginning.

My mom, mother-in-law, and Lexie are here with me, and we're all just chilling here, talking and laughing. Hubby and I tested the video connection and it seems to work ok. I'm so grateful that I was able to do this while he's off duty. It still sucks that he can't be here, but let me tell you, he looks just like any expectant father you'd see pacing the halls of the hospital.

This is still so surreal.