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Saturday, October 29, 2011

Midnight thoughts

Last night, in between multiple bathroom trips, I was woken up by a strange pain in my abdomen.  After a few seconds, I realized that I was having a contraction.  As I've never had a contraction without pitocin before, I panicked.

My first thought was 'Ow!  This hurts!  A lot!'  My second thought was, 'I can't go into labor, I have that consumables shipment to get together!'  Then I started thinking through how much time I'd have to send Brandon to various stores after we'd gone to the hospital, gotten the baby out, and come home again.  I supposed that he could do it, but it would be a lot of trouble.

My third thought was, 'I can't go into labor, I don't have any good books to take with me to the hospital!'  I considered that the hospital probably has WiFi and I could take my laptop, but really, there's no substitute for a good book.

Thankfully, the pain went away and I went back to sleep, at least until the next bathroom break.  But now I've been put on notice and I have some things to do.  Like go to the library.

4 comments:

kelley said...

That's awesome. Clearly this is your fourth child and not your first. But what books to have a the hospital is a very serious consideration. Don't blame you for that one.

PaulaJean said...

When you're used to planned inductions, actually going into labor is a big surprise!

UnkaDave said...

She should know - I almost missed the fact that she was in labor with your kid brother, and I was in the business!

Bridget Palmer said...

I can't believe you're so close already! Good luck in these final days/weeks.