Friday, July 5, 2013


I'm writing this from my phone and will update this post as I can throughout the day. This is mostly for me so I can remember things.

I woke up this morning at 4:45 and made Chris waffles and eggs. I knew he wouldn't be able to eat if he was staying with me so I wanted him to have a good breakfast. I had oatmeal.

We left for the hospital at 5:30 and arrived a couple minutes later since the hospital is only 0.3 miles down the road.

Check in took about 5 min and I was in my to by 5:45. The nurse tried to put an IV in my left hand, but that didn't work so she switched to the right. They checked me and I was 2cm 50% effaced and -3 station. My cervix is very posterior and the checks hurt so bad. I have the heart rate monitor, contraction monitor and blood pressure cuff on continuously. Baby is moving so much and hates the monitor so they have to come move it all the time. The nurse said after my water is broke they will probably do an internal lead so they don't keep losing him.

The pitocin was started at 6:30 and is increased every 15 min. It's 9:25 right now and I'm at 24. The contractions are definitely there but not too bad.

The Dr just checked me at 9 and no progress yet. She will be back after lunch. Right now chris and I are just watching Kelly and Michael and I'm trying to stay relaxed.

Pit is now at 33 and contractions are definitely stronger, but not bad. We are watching I didn't know I was pregnant. I think a baby story will be on soon. I'm getting really excited to meet baby! Chris's parents should be here soon so he's going to eat lunch with them in the cafeteria and my sister is going to come sit with me so I'm not lonely.

Contractions are every 2-2.5 min now and definitely stronger. I'm really feeling them in my back. They are during hour glucose checks now too. I just had my first one and it was 75. They want it between 75&100. Above 100 and I have to get an insulin drip. I just ate 1/2 a jello and I'm hoping that doesn't make my sugar go over 100 at my next check.  Dr should be here around 1 to check my cervix again.

My BS is still good, 77. Pit is at 42. I was checked and have made no progress. Pretty discouraging. I've been on it for 7.5 hours and it's done nothing. I'm not sure when I'll be checked again. The nurse said my Dr may even send me home. I sure hope not. I'm already here. I'm not leaving without a baby!

8pm update
At 3 my BS was 63 so I was given a popsicle. It was amazing. I was also having contractions every 1-1.5 min but could barely feel them. The nurse said she could only increase my pitocin two more times and then Id be at the highest does they are allowed to give. She said even at the highest does I probably wouldn't progress much. I was having contractions but they weren't doing anything bc they weren't strong enough.
At 4 my BS was 84 so the popsicle worked. Dr came and checked me at 4:30. It hurt so bad. I was 3cm but still very very posterior. She decided to break my water. The actual breaking of the water didn't hurt, but her reaching up there and grabbing my cervix almost killed me. I definitely cried.
By 5 the contractions were horrible. I was having insane back labor. I decided then that I was going to need an epidural. The nurse turned up my fluids and said it'd be about an hour. It was actually two hours. Those two hours were horrid. Chris was great through it all, but there really was nothing he could do. I was having contractions every minute, all in the back.
At 7pm the CNA came to do my epidural. It was in around 7:20 and started working immediately. The nurse warned me that it may not work well for back labor, but its been amazing. She checked me around 7:45 and I was about 4cm and a lot more thinned.
BS at 8 was 105. She's going to recheck it in a little bit bc she really doesn't want to start an insulin drip, and I really don't want one.
One more thing, I gushed so much fluid! It was insane. For two hours whenever I would have a contraction it would pour out. She was changing the bed pad about every 5 min and it was puddles. I already feel so much skinnier. Nurse said I probably lost 5lbs just in fluid. So crazy.

I was 5cm at 9:30 when she checked me. I also got a catheter put in. Baby hasn't been moving as much as they would like so I ate a popsicle and am on my left side. Also, in case anyone wondered, if you have an epidural you have no control over farting. Chris thinks its pretty funny. I think its kind of embarrassing. I feel like an old man.

7 maybe 8cm! Baby could be coming soon!
Last bump picture
39 weeks!



  1. Very exciting! I remember the internal checks hurting me in the beginning too. You are going to do amazing! Try to rest, even though I am sure you are anxious and excited :) Can't wait to read the next update! I so wish we lived in the same city so I could come and meet that sweet boy after he arrives!

    1. Thank you! I know, I wish you could meet him too!

  2. I already love the updates! Keep em coming!!!!

  3. YAY! Love the updates! will be thinking of you throughout today!

  4. Bridgett, I am so so happy for you today! So awesome to read your updates. Hoping you get to meet your sweet boy very very soon!

  5. 2pm update response: Ummm I wouldn't want to leave without a baby either! I can't believe you're not progressing :( That really stinks!

    1. Yea, it was and still is super discouraging, but at least I'm not going home!

  6. So glad to hear you got to stay and that you're having some progress now. I'm sorry to hear you were in so much pain and that it was all in your back. I'm scared of that. Hopefully now that you have that epidural, things will start progressing faster for you :) So exciting that you are that much closer to meeting your sweet baby!! So awesome, Bridgett. Keep up the good work, you're doing great!

  7. I hope you are doing okay...waiting on another update!!!

  8. Ahhhh! I just checked in and I figure you are either close or little man is here! :)

  9. Yay! You've got to be so so happy right now! I can't even imagine :)

  10. Can't wait to see pics of this little man! You are a rockstar

  11. ahhhh it's now saturday which means little man should be here!!! can't wait!!!