Back from the hospital…

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without my baby. he’s still in my belly. 🙁 they sent me home because i’m in early labor and my cervix is only dilated 2. i’m effaced 80% now though. here’s how it happened.
2am: woke up feeling wetness and thought my water might have broke – went to bathroom, it was my bloody show.
230am: started having more severe contractions – they hurt like painful menstrual cramps.
slept for a while, until they got too bad.
330am: they got really painful and i had to wake jerry up. he started timing them for me.
430am: jerry took a shower. called the dr and doula. dr said go to the hospital at about 5 to 6.
610am: arrived at hospital. monitored intermittently. checked cervix, effacement. called dr. he said i was probably in early labor, but thought i would be more comfortable at home. i am to call him if contractions get closer together, if my water breaks or if my contractions become unbearable.
839am: arrived home.

i’m very disappointed. but at least i know it wasn’t a false alarm or something. i am in early labor. i just get to do it at home where i’m more comfortable. dr gave me ambien to help me relax and sleep, so i may take a bath first, i may just go right into bed. i am really exhausted right now.

dr called just now to check up on me. he said to call him about 12 or 1 or so. that was nice. 🙂

please pray.

–love–

This Post Has 13 Comments

  1. Cheryl Flaim

    I’ll be praying for you! I hope your labor goes quickly and easi
    I’ll be praying for you! I hope your labor goes quickly and easily! I’m so excited this is it…hey, Jeremiah might share my birthday! 🙂

  2. Chris

    Ooh, I’m so excited for you! (
    Ooh, I’m so excited for you! ((hugs))

  3. ~*Tammy*~

    Oooooooo I am soooo excited :spin: ..I have checked the journal
    Oooooooo I am soooo excited :spin: ..I have checked the journal 3 and 4 times a day….I know this is it…and your excited as can be…just relax and enjoy this while you can!!! And let me know when ya go to the hospital for good….You are in my thoughts! ~*HUGS*~

  4. Jen

    yay jenn! you are going to go into labor very soon! that’s exact
    yay jenn! you are going to go into labor very soon! that’s exactly what i was when i was sent home, and i was back at the hospital the same day. you will be in my prayers! i just can’t wait for jeremiah to be here!
    <3jen&adriana
    p.s. you are going to do just fine!! 🙂

  5. Manda

    Wow, you are almost there! Most likely it’ll be today or tomorro
    Wow, you are almost there! Most likely it’ll be today or tomorrow! How cool is that? (side note: I was taking a nap with Sarrah in my bed and I just looked over and she’s waking up. I thought I had managed to sneak out of bed without bothering her. Guess not.) I am keeping you in my prayers. These next couple of days are going to be HUGE on your list of ‘amazing & exhausting.’ Rest as much as you can and journal (even if on only paper) as much of the experience as possible.

  6. Rebekah

    Happy Birthday, Jeremiah!! Come on out now and celebrate it!!
    Happy Birthday, Jeremiah!! Come on out now and celebrate it!! :frog:

  7. Carol

    Woohoo! I’m so excited! Good Luck.
    Woohoo! I’m so excited! Good Luck. Sending lots of hugs and prayers your way.

  8. Julie

    Oh, you’re in labor, that’s so cool! Maybe he’ll be born just af
    Oh, you’re in labor, that’s so cool! Maybe he’ll be born just after midnight, so that he’s born right on his due day… How cool would that be! But whenever he comes will be the perfect time!!!!

    Best wishes!!!

    Hugs
    Julie

    P.S. When he gets here, give Jeremaih a kiss from me :kiss:

  9. Cheryl

    Oh, btw, that’s exactly how my labor with Caleb started!
    Oh, btw, that’s exactly how my labor with Caleb started! I got sent home from the hospital twice because I was stuck at two for so long, but he was born right after midnight about 24 hours later…I’m going to be checking here obsessively all day!

  10. Amy

    I’m stuck here at work, but at least I can sneak online and chec
    I’m stuck here at work, but at least I can sneak online and check for updates. I was happy when I got on here first thing this morning to hear you were in the hospital, but even more so to read you came back home. At least your comfy. I will be checking back all day. I can’t wait to hear the happy news!! Love ya! Hopefully, I will be able to visit you in the hospital! :baby:

  11. Amy

    BTW, I meant to say that I was disappointed you had to come home
    BTW, I meant to say that I was disappointed you had to come home, not excited you had to come home. Sorry, I had to clear that up! Love ya!:baby:

  12. Kara

    :baby::lovey::angel:
    sending prayers and safe, gentle birth vib
    :baby::lovey::angel:
    sending prayers and safe, gentle birth vibes your way, mama! ((( hugs )))

    I’m so excited for you!!!!

  13. Autumn

    WAHOOOOOOOEEEYYYY things are getting started!
    WAHOOOOOOOEEEYYYY things are getting started! I am so happy for you all! I will be checking in often 🙂 Love ya and prayers being sent up for you all!!:rotfl:

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