Most of you who are in our ward know that we left a wee bit early from church on Sunday. I'd been having regular contractions (like every 5 minutes) for a few days but during Sunday school, they really started to get a little painful. We hurried home and called the Dr. who had us come to the hospital to just check things out.
They hooked me up to monitor little Mason and my contractions, then checked me to see if I was dilating or effacing at all. I was 50% effaced and dilated to 3 cm. After a few hours, and many more contractions (still every 5 minutes, and some quite painful) there was no progress, so the Dr. sent us home. Bummer.
I suppose it's good because I'm not really full term (38 weeks) until Monday. I'd hate to have a preemie who needs to be incubated and not be able to bring the little man home. I'm still having contractions, but the Dr. told me not to worry about coming in until they bring me to tears. Hmmm... I have a REALLY high pain tolerance (REALLY) and Brighton was born in 4 hours. Makes me a little nervous about Mason coming in the car.
But the good news is that Dale put me on bed rest, so I'm off the hook for doing ANY cleaning of any sort. I know, I'm lucky, right? He's going to take care of everything for me. And my sister comes into town tonight. So if Mason decides to come in the next little while, we'll have her to help out in the middle of the night.
Which brings me to my "Thanktimony." I just want to express mine and Dale's deep feelings of gratitude that we have all of you who are nearby. Not having any family around during these times is a bit rough, and sad, but it's so heartwarming to know that so many of our ward "family" has reached out to help. Thank you for all your facebook comments, phones calls, and emails of concern and for offering to take care of Brighton for us. We are truly blessed to have you all.
Something I thought that might be fun: Leave a comment with your guess on the day you think Mason will "drop in," weight, length and if you think he'll be bald or have a head full of hair! Whoever's the closest, we'll name the baby after.*
Brighton was born 5 days early, but we induced. Mason's due date is September 7th.
Brighton weighed 8 lbs 5 ounces and was 19 1/2 inches long.
And Brighton had so much hair we didn't know what to do with it! Seriously, check her out:
*Really, we won't, but that would be fun, huh?