Thursday, January 4, 2007

Fall Down Go Boom

I spent the day in labor and delivery.

The short story is that I fell in the street (how embarrassing!) on my way to work this morning, landing mainly on my knees and hands, but with the face-forward fall, I wasn't sure if I hit my belly or not. We were a block from home, so Bubba and I came home to settle down, see if the baby was moving, and call my doctor. She recommend we go to the hospital for monitoring, just to be safe. So, we did, and I'm glad we did. Makes me feel better to see/hear the heartbeat. Ironically, Bubba and I JUST toured the hospital's maternity ward last night! So we knew where to go this morning! I got hooked up, everything was fine, but my doctor wanted 6 hours of monitoring, just to make sure there was no trauma that would show up after my adrenaline levels dropped back down. I was having some contractions show up on the monitor, too, but no worse than I've been having.

The bad thing was that my back started hurting because I was laying on it instead of my side. And, I couldn't eat. I could have water, though, so I drank enough to stay hydrated and ensure I could get up for potty breaks!

Needless to say, we are glad to be home, glad The Tater is fine, and glad we got our dry run through before we have to deal with the real thing!

4 comments:

Bubba's Sis said...

What an adventure!

cjh said...

Geez, I'm so glad you and Bubba and the baby are ok! I bet you did have to settle down, regroup. At least you weren't trampled by crazy tourists when you fell...

Timmie Smith said...

Yikes! Glad to hear everything is ok. Sorry that your dry run to the hospital wasn't completely without cause. That trip was one of the things that kept me from worrying myself to death the last few weeks.

Jonathon said...

Glad to hear everything is alright. We had a couple scares, too. E's mom actually performed in a play while she was 7 mos pregnant, and fell on her knees during the performance (on accident). The entire crowd gasped.