Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Just in Time

Thanks to everyone for your exceedingly timely advice on what to pack for the trip to the Birth Center. As it was, Erin was posting that message just as my water was breaking. We hit 37 weeks just in time!

After a big meeting this afternoon, one that had caused me a great deal of stress this week, I hit the bathroom. A few gushes later, I tried to call E a few times. No dice. So, I called the midwife who told me she was pretty sure my water was broken. I finally called E and had them page her.

We went to the center where they confirmed that my bag of waters had broken (by that time, even I wasn't confused about was going on.) Baby's heartbeat is "perfect", and he passed the non-stress test with flying colors.

We are home now. My strep test hasn't yet come back yet, which means they treat me like I have Strep B, so the midwives are visiting every 4 hours to bring by some more antibiotic drip. We are hoping to start spontaneous labor soon, but will - regardless- be heading back to the birth center in the morning where they will begin inducement. Well, they won't actually begin inducement until after our lawyer and our witnesses show up to finish executing our legal documents.

So, I just ate some spicy green curry, E is doing a bit of laundry and (re)packing the suitcase. (We packed it in a hurry earlier today, but thought we'd repack since we have a chance.) Then, she's going to walk the dog. E's dad is arriving sometime tomorrow. After the m/w comes around 11, I'll be hitting the sweet dreams (as best as I can) until the 3am visit.

I'm a lot more calm now. Both of us are kind of freaking out - not ready at home or work, but calming down and letting it set in. Our son is coming. He's not going to be a May baby. He's coming, and it feels like we aren't ready. It's up to him though. OMG. We're going to be parents by the weekend. OMG. Wish us luck and a healthy baby. Sorry that was so scattered.

45 comments:

CD & SP said...

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CD & SP said...

oh my oh my oh my. this is just so exciting. my thoughts to you both on a healthy happy birth. i can't wait for an update.
*sorry about that last oops post*

Lizzie said...

Holding all three of you in the light. Hoping for a safe, healthy, and happy birth. Love.

Melissa said...

wow.wow.wow. I can't wait to read your next post about your new little one that has joined us :)

Eek said...

yee-haw!! we're thinking of all three of you!

Chris K said...

Your post just made me ball my eyes out. I can feel your excitement and nerves and I'm just soooooo beyond thrilled right now!!! I can't believe it's time!! Woo hoo!! When things calm down I'll be waiting to hear from you, E!! Love you all!!

Anonymous said...

good luck! we are going to bed now on the west coast but can't wait for some happy news tomorrow!

we will be thinking (dreaming) of your little one entering the world, safe and healthy!

love you lots,

carolyn and cheryl

Rachel said...

WOW!!! I hope it goes quickly, and I'll be checking all day for the good news.

jay said...

oh wow!! i will be refreshing like mad (and texting vee as she is out of the office today!). *sniffs* hoping for a great birth!! xxxx

J said...

Best of luck to you guys! Here's for a smooth and safe delivery.
Of course you need to keep us all posted!

ohchicken said...

i knew it! i've been checking in several times a day because i just had a feeling that he would pop his little bag as soon as it was possibly safe enough to do so!

thoughts for a safe, speedy delivery with the least discomfort are winging their way to you.

congratulations mamas!

Anonymous said...

Coming out of lurking to wish you both luck.

Rosany

e. said...

yeah! hope all is going well. can't wait to hear about the birth and to pictures!

possiblemaybe said...

#$^!@#$@#$!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

SO EXCITING! I was wondering when Tot would decide to make his appearance. Wow. Wow, wow, wow! Sending you peaceful, productive labor vibes. Will be eagerly awaiting news!

Melissa said...

Coming out of lurker land to wish you and the Tot lots of luck!

Shawna said...

OH MY GOSH!

That's awesome news and came as such a ahock to see your post this morning!

Best wishes to a smooth delivery and you'll see your son in no time!

Kim said...

Woowhoo!! BRING ON THE BABY!

giggleblue said...

de-lurking to wish you both the best!!! i hope everything goes smoothly!

*G* said...

Exciting news! Sending lots of positive thoughts for a safe and healthy birth, and a speedy recovery! We'll be thinking of the three of you ;)

AJ said...

I'm wishing you the best through this process.

Melody said...

Holy crap! So excited for you. Wishing you a smooth birth!

kwillmetta said...

YAY!!!!!!!!!!! OHmyGOSHohMYgosh....... What an EXCELLENT post. Can't wait to see the little bugger.

YAY!!!!!!

Alissa said...

Oh my gosh! You are all in my prayers, I can't wait to see pictures!

teakettle3 said...

Wishing you the best today for a smooth and easy delivery of your precious bundle of joy! How exciting! Much love to the three of you!

R said...

YEAHHHHHHHHHHH!! Can't wait to hear all about him!!

Poltzie said...

Sara and Erin,
I am crying I am so excited for you (and only a little of it is hormones)! I am so happy your little tot waited until just 37 weeks, what a good boy!!
Wishing you the best labour ever. Please post an update and pictures when you get a chance.
Take care,
Lilah

MaMaMia said...

OMG-- I am so so SO SOOOOO excited!

Focus on bringing that baby into the world!

HERE COMES TOT!!

Jamie said...

Thinking of you! Can't wait to see pictures! :)

tbean said...

YAYAYAYAY!!!!! I am SO excited for you three! I cannot wait to hear all about his big debut. What a long, long, long waited-for day. I hope everything goes smoothly and everyone is healthy and happy.
xoxo

jay said...

*REFRESH* x200

*grins*

sandra said...

My gosh, April babies rule. :)

Congrats -- I'm soooooooo excited to hear all about the emergence of Tot!!!

kwillmetta said...

This waiting is torture.........

Merr said...

YAY! I am so excited for you guys. Take it easy! Keep us posted and GOOD LUCK! Can't wait to see your beautiful boy!!!!!

vee said...

Now home and waiting excitedly for updated. Wishing you a smooth labour. What a great weekend to meet your little boy!

j.k-c. said...

Good Luck and thoughts and prayers and good energy, coming your way!!!

NotesFrom2Moms said...

YEAH! This is so so so exciting. I can't wait to meet him. Good Luck I hope all goes smoothly.

Keri said...

WOW! I am so behind here!
I am so incredibly excited for you girls and this beautiful baby! I can't wait to hear how wonderful you're all doing.
Good luck - Good rest!! & here's to the rest of your lives :)

Susanica said...

Yipee Skippy! How awesome. Blessings and blissings to all three of you!!! -Monica (and Susanne and Danny)

Sarah said...

ooooh that is so exciting! good luck, good luck, can't wait to hear about everything!!

oneofhismoms said...

Our baby came at exactly that same time, just at 37 weeks. My fingers are crossed for a safe and fulfilling delivery.

Go mamas, go!

tiff said...

AHHHH!!! I am so excited girls!!! Wishing you a very beautiful birth. Can't wait to welcome your baby into the world via blogland!! Hope everything goes VERY smoothly!!! xo

Ali said...

Oh I got so excited reading your post. Yeah!! I am so excited for you all. Can't wait to hear more...

Anonymous said...

Erin & Sara,

How exciting! We can't wait to hear all about and see pictures of your little guy!

Our thoughts are with you for a safe delivery!

Kim & Peggy

Dr. Grumbles said...

Oh wow! Big news!

I hope all goes well!

Anonymous said...

YAY, TOT! We are so happy for you too and cannot wait for pictures to be sent out. Hope Sara is doing well and that your little family can feel all the love of the people that are send out their good thoughts and wishes to you! Love you ladies so much!
Big C n Lil c