The Jasper Chronicles

The Journal of a Cynical Dad

Friday, August 12, 2005

Day Six - Baby Still Inside

False alarm. At 11:00pm last night Patty's contractions felt intense and about 3-5 minutes apart. She called the hospital and they suggested we come in for look-see. They hooked her up to a monitor and she was indeed getting contractions close together, but they weren't the "right" contractions as it were and she wasn't dilated, so they sent us home.

This morning we went back to the hospital for a second dose of the Cervidil. The first dose seemed to do everything it was supposed to (except pop out a baby). I'll spare you the gory details, but basically Patty is much more ready to give birth. The baby is doing really well, twisting and turning, just doesn't want to come out. The second dose should do the trick, but at this point all bets are off.

Our parents are all on edge, but somehow we staying surprisingly calm - too calm for their liking.

>You should go to the hospital now
No they'll just send us home.

>Then you can wait in the waiting area
Hmmm... that would be comfortable. We'd rather be at home.

>You're going to drive to the hospital right?
Actually we were thinking of riding our bikes.

Of course they're just really excited for us and we appreciate their support. Just funny sometimes.

So we are back at home right now, relaxing and listening to the new Eels CD - "Blinking Lights and Other Revelations". Their slickest release to date, and it's almost happy. Well worth a listen.

On our way back from the hospital we stopped for a tasty bowl of Chicken Udon.