OMG! It feels like just yesterday that I was in the hospital and the doctor was telling me I was in “false labor” and I yelled at her telling her if this is false labor, why does it hurt so much??? I spent 13 hrs in labor that weekend and it sure seemed like she didn’t want to come out.
Now in 2 days, May 1, 2010, Alexandra Elaine Sawyer will be turning 4 yrs old. I can’t believe how fast she has grown. She can mostly get herself dressed now, she can color and paint inside the lines AND she can write her own name!! I am going to try to upload a picture of my “brag sheet” that I keep at work for all to see. Today April 29 was actually her due date. She was two days late. I went to the OB appt the day before she was due and she did what is called “stripping the membranes” to get things started, I guess. I immediately started having mini contractions. I didn’t go to work that day. That night, I had bigger contractions and I went to the hospital and spent the night there walking around having contractions that were quite a bit apart. That is when I was told I was in “false labor” but that I needed to get some sleep. That same doctor told me she wanted me to stay in the hospital to sleep but I told her that if she was going to send me away, I was going home to sleep in my own bed. So, that I did. That doctor told me not to come back until the contractions were 3 minutes apart. So when I woke up from my short sleep, I had contractions from about midnight on every 6 minutes. I would have a very short cat nap in between and then at 5am I had one contraction that was exactly 3 min from the last one.
Now Dee who had been sleeping that entire night while I was having contractions every 6 minutes was immediately woken up to bring me to the hospital immediately!
I got there and before I could come out of the bathroom after putting on the johnny, my water broke and from there everything seemed to go smoothly. The doctor said that she had to do a C-section and that she would be right back. The nurses and fill in doctor had to call her to come back because I was progressing too fast. They told me not to push… and then:
Alexandra Elaine Sawyer was born on May 1,2006 at 3:12pm.