Wednesday, July 1, 2009
We arrived at the hospital at 8pm, and they hooked us up to the machines, Anison is doing great in there, and much to my surprise I was having regular contractions about every 15 minutes. The quickly came in to stick me for an I.V. and only had to do that twice, then they took what felt like all my blood. When they checked me I was 3cm and 60% effaced. Then they came in to insert the Foley Ball, this is a procedure I pray no one has to do, it took them four tries before they finally got it. I have been through labor before, and this is much worse, they should really give the epidural before hand. This device is suppose to stay in for 12 hours and make me dilate to a four or five, I am hoping it works. It is now 5:30am and I am contracting about every 10 minutes with some mild discomfort. We will see how long I can make it before I get the epi, which will definitely be around 8cm if not before. So, I am trying to keep my focus on the blessing inside, and hoping this doesn't take as long as predicted.