Well, what was supposed to be a quick, 7:30 a.m. doctor's appointment turned into a 2 hour visit and a most unexpected turn of events! Putting me on the fetal monitor showed that for the past 24 hours I guess I've been in early labor (I had contractions all day yesterday, but I couldn't ever pick up a regular pattern), and I progressed to a point where I should head on over to the hospital! I couldn't believe it! I even told Matt to stay home, that he didn't need to come to this appointment, and I was headed to my first MOPS meeting afterward. It also turns out that my doctor is working at the hospital today in surgery and is available to deliver (hoping that Polka comes before he leaves for the night). So the nurse called him up and told him my status and he said, "Let's do this thing!"
So Matt came right away with my bag, my stuffed Molly and a picture of my real baby girl <grin>, and we have been in my room now since 10:00 a.m. I'm hooked up to an IV, my doctor broke my water, and I'm on a bit of Pitocin to keep things progressing at a healthy rate. This is absolutely crazy and the last thing I expected today...but here's to embracing the wonderfully unexpected!!
I can't wait to introduce you to baby Polka!!