A Day of Firsts

Well this has been an interesting day. I couldn’t get comfortable last night and didn’t get to a deep sleep until 6 am. I slept till 9:30 and woke up feeling great. I put a last coat of paint on the spice cabinet, took care of some phone calls, and gathered all my bags and lists for a day of errands.
Instead of running errands I ended up in the hospital. I had called the nurse with a concern and she told me to go on in to the hospital to be checked out. Turns out I was slightly dilated and actually having contractions – which looking back is why I couldn’t sleep last night. They gave me some medicine and said the baby is fine. They also told me I would have to stay overnight. I have never been in a hospital at all and now I am going to spend the night in one.

The good news is the contractions have stopped and the baby is looking good. The doctor told me if this had happened next week they would have let labor progress and I’d have a baby. She also told me that I will be on bed rest for 2.5 weeks and at any point if I go into labor again they won’t stop it. It looks like we’ll have an early baby regardless – the question now is how early. It’s a good thing I got all my painting finished last week!
To sum up: I have felt my first contractions and had my first stay in a hospital, but I have not had my first baby yet!

  1. oh my gosh! are you still in the hospital? if so, call me 414-456-7667 and I will come see you (i’m right on campus)

  2. Glad to year you are okay! I had an email from Mom where Nancy McKenzie told her and I hope you don’t mind, but I sent it to Jenny and Amy too. We are all praying for you!

  3. Johnna – of course I don’t mind. It’s not like news doesn’t make the rounds really quickly in Paducah!

  4. Hey Holly…glad to hear all is well. Sounds like you are in good hands! Keep resting and try to take it easy. Please know that we are sending lots of prayers your way! Tina ~ XOXO

  5. Let us know if you need anything!!! We can feed, walk, play with Madison whenever you need. Plus, a make a mean mac & cheese if you ever need dinner!

  6. Thanks for all the offers of help. I just might take some of you up on them! My mom is arriving today so that should be a lot of help too.

  7. Heidi Christianson

    Hey Holly,
    Glad to hear that you are feeling a little better and your baby is doing well. Please let me know if you want a little company!
    Take care,

  8. Holly,
    Glad to hear all is ok. We’ll keep you in our prayers.

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