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Friday, March 30, 2007

What Did She Say?

It's always fun when in the middle of a very personal medical exam the provider says,

"What in the Hell..."

So it's no secret that I've been 5-6 and 85% effaced for three weeks now. Everytime I see a medical professional I get a lecture on how I have NO TIME to get to the hospital once I "really" go into labor. Stripping of the membrane didn't help (since it was a week ago.) Even the semi-regular contractions didn't seem to be helping. Today, I am at a 7 and *ahem*, apologies to the uncomfortable TMI crowd, "bulging." That word is gross, but apparently apt since the midwife was too scared to strip me again. I am a walking conundrum; a source of amusement and head-shaking from the medical community. Good to know.

I did get the go ahead to come into the hospital tonight if I feel, in the words of the midwife, "anything, anything at all, anything that could be a contraction." Considering I've been contracting for 36 hours, just not regularly, I think this is an open invitation to wrap things up around the house and head into the hospital at a time convenient for me. The midwife said, "Even if they're 10-15 apart, come on in and we'll have this baby."

That's news, right?

In other news, I ate Beto's on the way home. It was delicious until El Guille said, "What's that?" and I said, "A burrito."
He got an evil looking grin on his face and said, "No it's not, it's poo-poo." I looked at the adobada pork in my hand and thought that it DID look suspicious.
"No, it's carne"
"No, it's poo-poo."
Back and forth...I can't believe I'm having this argument with a three-year-old.

26 comments:

Haley said...

U.R. in my prayers. :)

BowlerGirl said...

A breif conversation with Azucar today went like this...

BG: Baby?

A: No, check my blog.

BG: So you're going tonite?

A: Yes

BG: Oh good, the suspense is killing me.

A: oh it's killing YOU? *haha*

It's nice to see that you still have your sense of humor, my dear. Best wishes for tonite!

La Yen said...

I can believe it. Because he is you and you are you.

And Segundo's name should be Marvin, as in "Marvin K Mooney, will you please Go Now!"

What if you got on a trampoline?

metamorphose said...

I had Beto's a few days ago in your honor.

AzĂșcar said...

My socks would get wet.

compulsive writer said...

YAY! for you! Just make sure to deliver before Sunday. My husband was born on April 1. I can tell you stories about people born on April Fool's Day. Stories.

Best wishes!!!

Queen Scarlett said...

Oh my gosh I can't wait to meet this child of yours. I'm imagining him chortling all the way...eventually out. GOOD LUCK! YOU are as always classic.

ps. sometimes I can't eat burritos because...well I change diapers all the time.

Kiki said...

YAY!!! J-Dub's coming! Maybe! Tonight!

fijiangirl said...

Well you can't get a bigger inviation than that to go to the hospital.. I would go even if I had the slightest discomfort. Good Luck tonight, I bet once they get you started it will be an easy breeze! I hope the no drugs thing works out for you. Can't wait to hear the good news!

~j. said...

So, like, I bet you're SOOOOOO done being pregnant! Are you ready? Are you? Are you SOOOOO ready to have this baby? You must be ready. Are you due soon? When is your due date? You must be SOOOOO uncomfortable! Wow!

Bek said...

HAVE THAT BABY!!!!! Goooooooo Carina. The good news is that the baby will come quickly, right? Or maybe you will transition before you actually go into labor, hey, you might even start pushing before you go into labor......

Good luck and congratulations...

AzĂșcar said...

No news yet. Sure, I can have contractions for three days and then the one night I have "permission" to go in, they have abandoned me. What in the..?

Tori :) said...

Oh- yay! Good luck!! Congrats!!

luckyzmom said...

Is this a girl. Sounds like a girl.
They tend to stay in as long as possible.

wendysue said...

Ok, this is for your next post with no comments allowed (and well understood)

WHAT IN THE HELL????????????

Kiki said...

MARIE OSMOND IS GETTING A DIVORCE!!! Is Utah folding inward right now?

Lindsey said...

This sounds very familiar....I wasn't quite as effaced as you are, but I was definitely dilated to a 4-5 for the last 3 to 4 weeks. I could totally tell that baby was ready to fall out.

My doctor (because my stupid insurance won't cover midwives) "made" me come in for an induction. On the same day as all of her other patients that were coerced into being induced. I'm still a little bitter about. And I think that is TMI.

Good luck in any case. I hope your labor goes very quickly and you have a speedy recovery.

pflower10 said...

WHAT are they waiting for???

Your body has all but given the baby and eviction notice!

April said...

I'm sure you're anxious to meet your newest member of the family, so I hope he arrives soon!!

Julie said...

I snorted at your argument with Guille. "No, it's poo-poo" will be running through my mind all day long. I hope El Guille doesn't have to watch the baby coming out. That would be a tragic nickname for his baby bro. "That's not my brother. It's poo-poo."

Suzie Petunia said...

SENT HOME?! I am outraged for you. Simply outraged.

Is it possible to give birth without actually having contractions? I think if it is possible, you will show us how it can be done! I can't believe you are so "ripe" (my midwife's favorite word... makes me feel like a piece of fruit). I envy your ripeness.

pflower10 said...

I think that there's not a jury in the world that would convict you if you slapped the next person that said "we're going to send you home


Not a one!!

b. said...

Have sex.

(I'm ducking now.)

Geo said...

We're all pushin for ya.

Kiki said...

GUESS WHAT!!!

Julie said...

What????