I am writing today from my hospital bed. Today started as any normal day. I was doing my normal Wednesday thing and then I made a detour to the health room before my first class arrived. I was showing the school RN my swollen ankles and she said, "You should call your OB and we should take your BP." Fine by me. They took my BP and to my surprise it was 164 over 104...ECK!!!! So immediately I called my OB's office. They pretty much told me to come directly to the hospital. My co-worker drove me to the hospital and she sat with till DH arrived much later.
I think around 10:30am they checked me in and took me to my room. We went through the basic questions. My RN also hooked me up to the monitor and started my IV. When the OB came in she basically told me that today is the day and that we are inducing. She also did an exam to determine whether we were going to have to loosen up my cervix or if we could just start the pitocin. After a very uncomfortable exam she determined that we could just start with the pitocin.
After I had lunch DH finally arrived around 2:30. Around that time they also started me on pitocin. Now it is 5pm EST and I am still sitting here and my contractions so far aren't so bad...I am hoping I am not jinxing myself. We are also waiting for my OB to come and check me again to decide the next steps.
This will be my last blog as a pregnant women and next time I write I will be a MOM!!! Thank you all for your support and hopefully I will be updating everyone soon. Please keep us in your thoughts and prayer. Ant will be making his arrival very soon.