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8/18/2004

To the hospital

Filed under:General — eric @ 11:45 am

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We’re going to go ahead and go to the hospital. It’s not at all an emergency situation, but we’ll get some more thourough tests done, and then (hopefully) quickly bring the baby out.

Entering the Finale

Filed under:General — eric @ 9:24 am

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After three very painful days, we’ve reached the end. No… no baby yet, but there will be one soon, one way or another.

Chris has been having regular contractions for over three days now, but they’ve only managed to open the cervix a little bit. They haven’t really been the full-powered type of contractions needed to do the job. But, there is something going on that is causing Chris an incredible amount of pain, and it’s been going on since the contractions started. We’re not sure what it is, but all of the dangerous complications have been ruled out, and the baby is unaffected by it. It may be something simple like a folded and pinched bladder that will go away when the real delivery starts. We’ve been waiting for that to happen, but it hasn’t. Perhaps the pain has been severe enough to shut down that part of the system, or something.

In any event, we’ve decided waiting it out isn’t an option anymore. We’ve begun an herbal treatment that will likely induce full labor in the next hour or two. In the event that that doesn’t work, we’ll be off to the hospital for, if nothing else, painkillers.

So that’s where we stand. I’ll let you know if we go to the hospital. If we don’t, I’ll update you as I can.

And to re-iterate… it hasn’t been a health issue up until now, only a pain issue. Both mother and child are physically doing well.

Waiting

Filed under:General — eric @ 1:57 am

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Nothing new to report. I expect there will be something to report tonight, though.

We’ve been back at the birth center since late last night, playing the waiting game (obSimpsonsQuote: “Ah, the waiting game sucks. Let’s play ‘Hungry Hungry Hippos’!”). But the waiting is coming to an end, and something will happen soon.