Thursday, August 13, 2009

induction! finally!

Greetings from Good Sam Hospital! We checked in this evening for an induction because this kid doesn't seem to want to take leave on his own. I mean, come on kid, we couldn't find a brighter flashlight, why would you not move towards it?

So we're here, we've been here for four and a half hours, jparks has almost broken some probably very expensive medical equipment, and I've been given a drug to start labor but we won't have any changes for at least a few more hours. In fact, I don't suspect there will be anything interesting going on in my uterus until midmorning on Friday.

And that's all I've got for now. Thank you to everyone that sent well wishes my way over on twitter but really you might all want to pray for jparks since I'm not sure how well he'll fare once the contractions start. I might not be at my pre-pregnancy strength but I'm fairly certain I can deal some serious damage to him. Thank goodness I found where they keep the smelling salts in my delivery room. Actually they're in a drawer with some medical tape, so maybe I'll grab both and tape the salts to his face. That way when I punch, not only will I take him out, but I'll open the salts at the same time and he'll be back on his feet almost instantly. I don't want to toot my own horn, but crap, this plan is brilliant.

14 comments:

  1. You can now steal my mantra - just a few more hours instead of a few more days. I'm so excited for you. Good luck! And luck to Jason too.

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  2. I agree, brilliant.
    I can't wait to read your birth story and more importantly see pictures of Baby Parks!
    We'll be thinking of you!

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  3. If jparks can make it through without a nurse ordering him to lie down on the floor RIGHT THIS MINUTE because she's afraid he's about to faint and knock his head on something, then he'll beat Adam.

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  4. A plan like that cannot fail.

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  5. Seriously. This is why you are clearly the brains of this operation.

    Also, good luck! I hope everything goes well! Your uterus is probably all, "EVACUATE! EVACUATE!" and the baby is all, "No way, dude, it's nice in here!" and the doctor is all, "COME HERE!" and you're all, "I HATE JPARKS!" and Jparks is all, *passed out*

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  6. Yeh! I'm so excited for ya'll! We were induced for Cali - it wasn't too bad - just a long day. I know you're sooo ready! Can't wait to see pictures!

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  7. OK, that is a brilliant plan!

    Good luck! Can't wait to meet Baby Parks!

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  8. Good Luck!!

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  9. good luck!!! you can do it! xoxoxox

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  10. Good luck! Hope it's going well.

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  11. Are you un-knocked up yet?? I'm anxiously awaiting some news!

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  12. "That way when I punch, not only will I take him out, but I’ll open the salts at the same time and he’ll be back on his feet almost instantly."

    Priceless.

    Good luck! Hope all goes well!

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  13. Here's hoping that nobody looks at either of us during this "special" time and says, "Ooo, you can't come back from that."

    Seriously though, I hope you rocked it, and nobody fainted, and you just sneezed and a baby popped out without any tedious and vulgar Pushing For 36 Hours, and that breastfeeding is as easy as eating chocolate cake. And hey, I hope you get some of that too.

    Hooray for New Baby!

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