Wednesday, May 28, 2008

New Baby Update

We finally have an update! Last Wednesday we went into the hospital with a false alarm. Leah had been having contractions 7 minutes apart for over an hour so we went to the birthing center. We had a very friendly nurse, Tammy, who broke the bad news that Leah wasn't dilated at all. Our doctor wasn't on call and the other doctor had us walk around the birthing center for an hour before Leah was sent home. We went to the doctor the next day and Dr. Hoekstra said she was just dilated a fingertip and set up an appointment for the following Thursday. This weekend we've been walking a lot and doing whatever else we could do to get the baby to come.

Tuesday we walked to the store to get some hot fudge for sundaes and came home. We had some frozen pizzas for dinner and I went to the young men activity at the church. When I got home it didn't seem like anything was going to happen tonight. However, around 1 AM Leah started having some pretty intense contractions fairly close together. I started recording them at 1:35 and she had 10 of them in the next hour. She called Dr. Hoekstra who said we should probably come into the hospital to have her checked out.

So we got Lexi up and called Val and Jim to let them know we'd be bringing her over shortly. Leah had Lexi go potty and was helping her get dressed in the bathroom. As she was leaning over to tie Lexi's shoes, Leah's water broke. We got Lexi to her grandparents' house and hurried to the hospital. Tammy was here again tonight and she brought us into the triage room to double check everything. She confirmed that Leah's water had broken and that she was dilated to about 2 cm, so they admitted us.

Now we wait! More to come when the little one decides to to join the Kinghorn clan here in Cereal City.


kt said...

Good Luck! I hope all goes well. Let us know.
Katie Parkinson Staten

Anonymous said...

Love the name-I guess I one-I've always loved Elizabeth, especially Elizabeth Anne. Very cute. She's a doll!