Friday, June 20, 2008

Adventures in Laboring - Continued

We moved to the Active Labor rooms right after the last blog post. But the contractions haven't really progressed beyond where we were back then. Since there's not much new to speak of, I thought it would be fun to share some pictures.

Below is Erin just after enduring her IV injection. Cute face, I think I'll be seeing a lot of it in my near future.


After sleeping on the floor for over an hour, our nurse was able to find an available cot to sleep on. The birthing unit is pretty full these days.

Next shows Erin as a happy camper because the contraction just ended.

At last, breakfast arrived, it took over an hour. Pancakes and eggs with bacon and hash browns, but I forgot to order ketchup. Erin tried sleeping between her contractions. She broke her water at 2am the previous morning, and was trying to induce labor all last night, and now with contractions at their current intensity, she's just plum tired.

One interesting thing to note is the attention paid to making sure the hospital staff is taking care of the appropriate patient. The cafeteria gal who brought in the breakfast checked Erin's tag and asked if she was Ms. Hardwick. "Yes" she replied. Next, she turned to me and asked, "Are you the guest?" "Yes, I'm the baby dad." I replied. Without a flinch she put the food on the table and left. I'm guessing they actually hear that a lot.

Next up
Meeting the daytime On Call doctor Dr. Vanudo

More later...

6 comments:

Jenna said...

My heart is breaking for you guys. Your little angel will be here soon!

Jenna said...

Uhhh... that was Rachel, not Jenna. Darn shared vacation computer!

Jay said...

This baby really knows how to build up the dramatic suspense!

Anonymous said...

Keep us updated...loving the blogging history of the event...
Jill, spokesman for your home groupies...

Erin said...

I know I'm on the easy end of this whole situation, but I just can't handle this anymore! Come on, Baby! Go towards the light!

Coli J said...

It's been hours...he or she could be here by now! Woooohooo!!!!!