Monday morning began with Dara and I going to my scheduled O.B. appointment. (My last appointment I was a 2+ and 70% effaced.) Michelle checked me today and I was 4cm and 80%. As she checked me she stripped my membranes, and said "hopefully by this afternoon we will get some action." I was excited to say the least. We then headed to Merri's house to let Azlyn, Kade, Ryan, and Rylee play and get some energy out. Later in the afternoon Dara and Azlyn headed down to Tucson to get Azlyn settled in at Dara's parent's home. Merri and I headed to San Tan Mall to find the kids matching outfits for our upcoming family pictures, and to walk around as much as possible in hopes of inducing full on labor.
Kade, Rylee, and Ryan trying on their matching outfits at Children's Place for our family pictures.
Here I am getting my I.V. started in triage. Can I just say that my I.V. was the worst part of the whole delivery!!! The penicillin made me feel as though I was being stabbed in my shoulder and made my whole arm hurt. The pain was up there with one of the worst pains I have ever experienced.
When I got to the hospital I was 6cm with a bulgy bag of water. Good thing everyone was on their way to the hospital!!! Liam was coming, and this time it was for sure. I was admitted, started on my i.v. penicillin for GBS, and booked into room #23 the "Princess Suite" they call it. It earned its name from being the biggest and the best room that Banner Desert has to offer. Both my sisters Tiffany and Merri delivered in this room also.
Liam's heart rate remained beautiful throughout the entire process. Look at those beautiful accelerations. (I love that I sound like I know what I am talking about. With my sister Merri and Dara the adoptive mom both being Labor and Delivery nurses, I pick up on all the terminology quite rapidly.)