How to hold down a full-time career, get a graduate degree, participate in a social/charity group, and grow a fetus in your uterus all at the same time. The working woman's guide to pregnancy.

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

In keeping with the birthplan of "get it out"...

Due to the water breaking before the contractions started, BM was given Pitosin to speed along labor (after a water break it needs to come out within 24 hours). Pitosin causes long and very painful contractions. She was in too much pain too early in the process to wait and see what the rest would be like. So she got an epidural. She is doing much better right now and is even getting a little rest.



Kathryn said...

Good for you for being flexible! We're pulling for you as you get that little munchkin out -- wish we could be pushing for you too!

Madeleine said...

I'm so excited for baby's arrival and for baby mama's safe delivery!

Sending my love to BM, BD, and B.

Here's baby's horoscope for today (from WashPost); I liked it!

Aries March 21 - April 19
For Wednesday, March 28 -It's okay to let down your guard and show all your honest emotions today. When other people have a positive impact on your life, you should let them know. Be prepared to communicate how other people make you feel today, because you will be surrounded by big personalities and bigger acts of generosity. You will experience a wonderful mixture of intimidation, excitement and gratitude. Let these feelings inspire you, and you will be unstoppable.

Shanley said...

Question for "people who know about stuff like this:" when did labor officially start? Is it when the water broke? Are we approaching 11 hours of labor? Egad.

Shanna said...

Auntie Shan and Unkie J wish you both the best!!!! I am sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo excited!!!!!!!
Please have GS call us as soon as you have any news!!!!!

Love and Hugs!!!

Michelle said...

Not that I doubted BM's fortitude, but I knew that whole "all natural" birth plan wasn't going to fly. That's a big freakin' baby in there!

I love baby's horoscope.

Chrissy said...

Hooray! Isn't medical technology wonderful. I'm so happy things are going well so far. You're in our thoughts and prayers