Greetings, Cheap Therapists!!! It’s Courtney here, blogging on behalf of the boss. You know what that usually means.
If you guessed that Kaley is unable to tend to her blog because she is birthing a child, you would be correct!!! Here’s the scoop so far:
Kaley’s water broke last night at about 11:15 while she and Rob were climbing into bed, so she called the doctor on call to get some next-steps, was advised to get showered and get things together and head into the hospital. At that point, the “contractions” were nothing more than some mild abdominal cramps.
Fast forward to the 2 o’clock hour and she was still having very mild contractions, doing her best to bounce on the ball, walk around, loosen things up a bit, but not really to any avail. The doctor checked in, and despite Kaley’s best efforts to expedite her own labor, the advice given was to try to get some shut eye (“it could be a long night”).
::::::shut eye in progress, la la la la la:::::::
WAKE UP (from not really sleeping anyway) and decide, yes, alas, it is time for Pitocin to speed this process up a bit. The pitocin has been upped ever since about 7am, and Kaley is currently getting her epidural. The most recent doctor checkup revealed that Kaley is 5-6 cm dilated, 100% effaced and baby is at zero station. Meaning (and I quote) “If you want an epidural this is the time,” to which Kaley responded “YES , NOW, GIVE IT TO ME, DAMNIT!”
More updates to come – I’ll keep y’all posted with the up-to-the-minute stats. Doc says we’ll have a baby around here in a few hours. YEE-HAW!