Thursday, July 31, 2008

What is a Contraction? by Lew

As we were told at 3 o'clock this morning from the nurses and doctor at Munson, contractions are what Tonya is having every 10 minutes or so since around 1 am...

Yes, I took Tonya to the hospital last night. She was concerned. She had pressure around her belly and was scared.

She tried to eat a breakfast bar thinking that would help - no.

She read her pregnancy book, specifically the chapter on pre-term labor, and that didn't help.

Both of those between like 1:30 and 2 am.

So after 2.5 hours or so of tossing and turning and worrying, she woke me up at 2:23 and said "Jeremy, I need to go to the hospital".

Horror! Not panic, just horror. Thinking about tired doctors having to do all this stuff brought a sense of horror over me. I know we don't have to worry, but geez.

In the end, I think we were both calm, actually pretty peppy for 2:30 in the morning...

Tonya just had sensations of pressure around her belly. I think it ultimately scared her thinking something could be happening to her scar. She has been concerned about that for a bit now after hearing of some horror stories from other pregnancies we've heard about at our time at The Manor.

Oh, if you haven't figured it out, I'm at work so everything is cool.

The Quads were all doing just as great as ever - I think the contractions were fun for them?

Tonya has Quadopplers right now and I'm on my way out to look for water...

We are not sure if Tonya will be back at The Manor after the Quadopplers or not. Tonya may update you all today, we'll just have to see what gives. If not, I'll get on it tonight.

The main thing is The Quads are fine and Tonya is too. Now she knows what a real contraction is. The Dr., who is the nicest lady every, especially at 4 am, told Tonya to use what she is feeling as a baseline for comparison to potential future contractions.

Also, Tonya's cervix is solid as ever, that is very good news, sort of expected, you now "La Cervexia" or whatever I called it awhile back...

Peace out,

Oh, I put that counter thing on the blog last night around 10:30 or so. I was responsible for 2 hits and have since removed by IP from the tracker. 137 hits when I got on here at 8 am - you people are nuts...


Carol said...

"137 hits when I got on here at 8 am - you people are nuts... "

I'm number 221. All I can think is it takes nuts to apprciate nuts. Really, you guys are so entertaining and inspiring that I can't resist checking in on the eight of you. Daily. Several times. But I'm only one of the 221. I am not alone.

Wishing I lived in MI so I could help you guys out when the bambino's come home.

Debby said...

Jeremy, one doesn't really know what a contraction is unless you have been through full labor down the very last push...well, you can get an idea, but to really understand contractions, you just gotta go through it!
Please don't feel the need to be witty or to entertain us. We just are checking on y'all because we care. Thanks for keeping up the posts.

MrsNanP said...

woo hoo - I'm numero 401!!!

nuts?? takes one to know one, dude!!!

ha ha ha

glad to hear all is going well - I was hoping to get down to see you guys but hockey school is in full swing this week and the household is cuckoo-crazy-nutso these days....

and, believe me, you don't have to make an effort to be funny - you just keep being who you are and letting the words fly off your finger tips and you'll be fine - I've known you long enough to know that what you've been writing is all Lew, all of the time - you can't help it, you are just a witty cat!! how could you not be? you had many opportunities to hone your skills at your previous employer cuz there was lots of material for ya to work with! - I know Todd was MUCH funnier after working there for 4 years!!! ha ha ha ha ha ha

take care - as always, we're thinking about & praying for you guys!!!