Monday, December 1, 2008

We're at the hospital!!

It's 8:15 now and we checked in at 6:45. Things are moving so much faster than I would have expected. My nurse started the pitocin right at 7:40, after she checked me. I was 80% effaced and 3 cm dilated- baby is at -1 station. (Kind of weird to hear that, b/c at my appointment last week, I was 90% effaced, 2 cm dilated and baby at 0 station). I know it's somewhat subjective, but you don't expect to move backwards!

So, having never been induced I wasn't sure exactly what to expect. I asked a lot of friends yesterday though about their experiences and based on that, I assumed it would be a few hours on the pitocin before my water broke on its own or my doctor broke it. Wrong! Dr. Grogono came in about 5 minutes after the pitocin was started and broke my water! Crazy.

I'm starting to feel contractions now, but more crmapiness than horrible pain. Dr. Grogono is predicting a birth around 2:00/3:00. My nurse, Amy, was guessing more like noon. I am hoping the nurse is right =)


Kate said...

Hi Staci!! Good luck!

mollie said...

so exciting!!! i wish lily and i were well enough to come meet her tonight!