Wednesday, March 11, 2009


I saw my OB this morning, and she says that she'll send me home on Friday if there's been no change. It's infinitely easier to be at home for Shabbos than at the hospital, and she knows that. I'll probably go back in to see her on Monday and possibly will be re-admitted for next week. That's obviously if I don't go into labor first. We'll see! The contractions I do have are stronger than my previous Braxton-Hicks, but they're not regular and even if I have a whole bunch in an hour, they'll stop altogether after a little while. I'll let you know if anything interesting happens in the meanwhile!

I actually had a relatively decent amount of sleep last night. I slept from 1am to 6am straight w/ no interruptions. At 6am my bladder was at its exploding point, so I got up briefly for a bathroom break. I got back to sleep at 6:30am and slept almost straight until 8:45am (with a brief half-wakeup around 8am when they checked my blood pressure and brought in my breakfast). 7 hours and 15 mins is not too bad!


Mermaid said...

That's excellent sleep considering how uncomfortable you are! I hope you get to go home soon!

Deborah said...

Hi Elana. What exactly does one do if one is in the hospital on shabbos? I know you can break it to save a life (including your babies'?) but there are lots of little things that aren't lifesaving but still "work", like making your bed go up and down. How do you handle this?

(yes, I was raised Jewish, but I didn't really have contact with anyone who was shomer shabbos until college).

Peeveme said...

Glad you got some good sleep. Hope you get to go home for a few days.

Jewels said...

Just checking in (daily) and anxiously awaiting the next thing :)