Friday, November 9, 2007

Another Update On Baby Chili Pepper - In The Hospital...

Well, it appears that I have become such a techno-geek that I cannot stay away from my computer. I have been in the hospital since around 1:30 this afternoon. Still having surges and still not feeling anything more than slight pressure and a little discomfort due to her head being low.

We have a really great nurse. Her name is Kelli and she is the best. I have my antibiotic IV in place and am currently working on my second dose. I have to be in the bed for about 15 minutes every hour so that they can check Chili's heart beat and monitor my surges. Other than that, I am free to move around. We are done laps around the common areas of the third floor, as well as spent some time in a wonderfully warm and soothing shower. And when I am hanging out in my room, I am usually standing or sitting on my yoga ball.

I do have to say that the nurses here think that I am insane...probably because I am still laughing, as well as running or doing squats and lunges during my laps.

On that note, I am going to sign off now so that I can start another walk-about. I am trying to keep as busy and active as possible...cause once my "membranes release" (sorry for that visual), then I am not allowed to wander far from my room.

Love ya,

Kara & Miss Chili Pepper

P.S. Who ever is the first person to come and visit me after Chili Pepper is born and brings me some wonderful Eggs Benedict...they will be my most favorite visitor ever! I am having trouble visualizing anything other than Eggs Benedict with lots of Hollandaise Sauce and plenty of Hot Sauce! What can I say...this Zen Mommy is also a Hungry Mommy!

Update On Baby Chili Pepper - The Time Has Come...

The time has come...Acupuncture worked. I started noticing that my stomach was having regular surges (that I was not feeling any discomfort from!) to appease my husband, I made an appointment with the doctor's office. Guess what! I am between 4 - 5 cm open, over 80% thinned, and in active labor. The nurse practitioner that saw me cannot believe how calm I am...besides the fact that my sister and I were cracking jokes and talking about how she will be bring a nice glass of red wine to the recovery room for me!!!

I was told that I can go home long enough to get my stuff together and then I have to head to the hospital to check in and start getting my antibiotic IV. So, hopefully you all will be getting another update e-mail with photos (and a name).

And like I told David, my brother-in-law last night...Chili Pepper was kind enough to wait until the day after his birthday because she didn't want to share his day with him either!!! (Love ya Dave!)

Love to you all,

Kara & Miss Chili Pepper

P.S. Wouldn't you know that as I was calmly driving home, I get a phone call from Kyla's preschool. She is sick and I had to stop by and pick her up. They all came out to huge me and couldn't not believe that I am in active labor, walking around, smiling, and laughing! You have to love HypnoBirthing. Thank you so much Denby!