For those of you who don't know, I've been in North Carolina for a week. Thus, the absence on the blog. They do have internet here, I just haven't had the opportunity to blog.
I have the pleasure of living close enough to some of the best friends I've met since being married to the military. My friend, Shannon, just moved to North Carolina and needed to have someone on-call during her last week of pregnancy in case she had the baby. She has a two-year-old who needed care while she was in the hospital. Up until this morning, we were still waiting.
This update is more for those of you who read my blog and know Shannon. She called me at 5am and told me it was time. It took me 21 minutes to get my stuff (which was already in a bag), out the door and to her house. That poor girl, it was probably the longest 21 minutes of her life. When I got to her house, she told me that her water had broken. She mumbled a few instructions, but I don't know what she said, her breathing was very labored.
So, I'm totally stealing her computer right now to update. And when I did open the computer, the screen she had up was a contraction counter, where you press the space bar every time you're having a contraction and it times them for you. The poor thing was having contractions steadily, two minutes apart, from the time she called me. yikes!
By 7am, she was 9.5 dilated and was getting her epidural. That sounded really familiar to me. That's about when I got my epidural. That didn't work. It took everything in me not to scream "DON'T DO IT!!!" But, I'm praying that her epidural works and she has that baby relatively pain free!!
While I'm in town, I've gotten to see my BFF, Kelly. Lorelai and Kelly's daughter, Peyton, have been having a blast together this week. Today I get to see a number of friends I haven't seen in a year, some two years. I'm uber excited!
I'm anxious to meet Shannon's baby (nobody knows the sex yet) before I leave tomorrow afternoon!!
I'll be back to my regular blogging schedule on Monday. I know, my regular blogging schedule has been poor at best, but I've just been setting you up to have no expectations so when I do get my mojo back, you'll be impressed.