I took really good notes on my phone about Will's birth. So now I will give the run-down on the day. My blood pressure had been pretty high the whole time the Christensens were visiting. I knew I was "pushing it" but I really wanted to have the baby WHEN I wanted to have it. Ashley was visiting mom and dad in Washington and I was scheduled for an induction in another week. I wanted Ashley to be home and my mom to come. The Sunday the Christensens left I laid down all day, as I had been doing the whole time they were visiting. My blood pressure was getting higher and higher. I called Ashley and told them all that they had better start driving back if they wanted to make it to the birth. I called Lori and told her she better fly in. Monday morning we went to the hospital and told them I was having high blood pressure (Dr. Baxter had told me if I got certain readings to go straight to the hospital). It was 7:00am. They put me in the monitoring room and took my blood pressure. The first reading was 174/116. The nurse's name was Sherry. They called Dr. Baxter and I was admitted right away (room 121). By 8:00 I was already on Magnesium Sulfate, a medication which prevents seizures due to high blood pressure...it is the worst ever, but I was expecting it. At 8:45 Dr. Baxter came by and broke my water...yow.
I love this picture. Everyone was just kinda hanging out waiting for me to DILATE ALREADY!! I was feeling so weird on the Magnesium, and kept throwing up. I remember hearing the sounds of their various iphone games going. My mom was playing something that dinged alot and Joey was playing scramble...it kept saying "EXCELLENT!!" I felt like it was talking to me!
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