Thursday, October 16, 2008

Thanks for nothing, placenta!

I spent the majority of my day in Labor and Delivery at St. Mary's Hospital. My best friend Julie was induced because her placenta quit working and there is an extremely low amount of amniotic fluid surrounding the baby. It has been hard watching my friend be so very uncomfortable and scared, but we still managed to have a good time. Her mom is down from Northern VA, and I've known them for twenty years so Bonnie is like family to me. We did a sudoku challenge: whoever completed their puzzle first got to pick the middle name (not really), and Julie's husband made a complete idiot of himself. The night nurse came in and introduced herself as Andrea (pronounced Ah-ndrea), and Chris asked if she would be there all night. She said yes. He said, "All right, All-night Ah-ndrea!" All of us, including the doula, started snickering like fifth-graders in a "my body is changing" seminar. Chris said it so innocently, just without thinking, and that's what made it extra hilarious. Ah-ndrea actually didn't laugh that much. No baby yet, hopefully the little guy will be here tomorrow morning. Hope everyone is having a good week!

UPDATE: The baby's heart rate was decelerating during contractions, so they have taken Julie off Petocin and have scheduled a C-section for four p.m. Julie was adamant that she wanted a natural birth, but it isn't looking good, so if you would please pray for her and baby Spencer and the doctors and nurses..Thank you!

4 comments:

Courtney said...

She will be in my prayers!

Edie said...

Hey Angela - I'm behind in making the blog rounds. I have already begun to pray sister. Let us know how it goes.

Pinkshoelady said...

Hey Girl,
How is everything. I just got to drop by today. Is Julie and the baby alright?
My family and I will be praying.
Pamela

theophilogue said...

When I read, "I spent the majority of my day in Labor and Delivery," I thought, "Wow ... I didn't know she was pregnant and having a child." LoL!!!

We will pray for your friend.


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