10 things I learned yesterday...

10.  I should probably go ahead and pack my hospital bag.
9.  I might need to get the car seat installed soon.
8.  My legs should be shaved at all times.
7.  The Lord knew what he was doing when I was prompted to get a pedicure this past weekend.
6.  I'm so very thankful to work with my mom.
5.  I love having a laid back doctor.
4.  Jackson Hospital makes pregnant women walk a very long way to labor and delivery.
3.  I will cause my husband bodily harm if his phone is not attached to him for the duration of this pregnancy.
2.  The shot they gave me to stop contractions might as well have been a strong dose of Vicodin. 

And the number 1 thing I learned:  Jack would like more time in the oven.   


So yesterday was an exciting day.
Started feeling funny around lunch time.  BP was checked and it was around 160/105 for about 30-45 mins.
Called my doc who asked me just to come in and get it checked.  It was 158/98 when I got there.
Doc decides to send me to Jackson to get monitored "just for an hour or so...no big deal." {His words}
Check in after walking through the maze at Jackson.
BP there was 128/74.  WELL SURE IT IS.
Oh hey, what was that?  Oh, just a small contraction.

30 mins later.....

Cue the mountainous hills of contractions EVERY 2 minutes.
 Also.  Cue the blood pressure at 176/99.
I go from freezing to hot and back to freezing a couple of times.
Nurse calls doctor who orders a shot of Terbutaline, which stops contractions.
She says it might make me jittery.
My heart feels like it's racing.
My mind and mouth cannot form words.
I cannot keep my eyes open.
I'm shivering like crazy.

Contractions stop.  BP comes down.  Doc comes to say hey.  We get to come home!

I pass out at 8:00 last night.
I came home and passed out at 1:30 today.
That Terbutaline is some strong stuff.
Or maybe it was body suddenly having 80 contractions in a row. {that's just a dramatic estimate}

Luckily, just a few small contractions today, which I'm predicting will be the norm from here on out.

And who says girls cause all the drama?


  1. wow. car seat is on its way ASAP!! love you.

  2. Sounds like an exciting day yesterday! I would definitely get a bag packed and car seat installed :). I am so excited for you. I feel like I really tried to slow everything down and drink it all in this time. So much more relaxed, making it such a sweet experience. You are going to do great! Can't wait to meet the little guy! Take care of yourself...