Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Totally thought I was going to have a baby today. At about 12:30am this morning, right after we rang in the new year, I stopped ignoring the persistent contractions I had been feeling. Being New Year's Eve David and I decided to go hang out closer to the hospital to be safe. I didn't want to be on the road in labor with a bunch of drunks at 3 am. On the way, I called the doctor and they told me to go to the ER. I wasn't actually expecting to be admitted to the hospital, but I got a L&D room and was there for 5 hours contracting about every 3-4 minutes. They weren't extremely painful contractions, but some produced enough pain for me to stop and concentrate on breathing. At about 6 am when we were on our fourth episode of the Twilight Zone marathon the contractions all of sudden quit. The doctor examined me a couple of hours later and determined that there had been no progression, and sent me on my merry way. I was a little disappointed. I was quite excited to be having a baby on January 1st, but we went home, saw my parents and sister off to the airport on their way home, welcomed David's parents in, and took a nice nap. I never experienced false labor before. Darn baby! When are you going to come out?

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