In the Hospital now...

Nov 26th

Dec 2nd (week 32.5)

Nicole is doing fine, though contractions continue making birth more and more likely every hour.

Nicole says, I don't really mind the contractions....SLAP!  OW!  OK, they suck really bad...

5:30 PM PDT

Dr. Prescribes Tylenol with hydrocodine and Ambien to take the edge off for this evening.  Nicole Continues to have contractions since 2:30 am.

Our Super Awesome Nurses

Contractions out of bed...

12/2    5:50-PM Gourmet Dinner is Served!

12/3

8:00 am Nice Breakfast and 2 HUGE contractions in the morning.  Biggest ever. Then in comes the Hero Dr. Shrivastava to find that Nicole is 4cm dilated.  Which is pretty good for preterm babies. "Superman" Dr.Shrivastava:

10 am Sunday.  In goes the epidural...AHHH no more pain....

by now there are about 8 doctors and nurses in the room

11 am pitocin small dose to make the contractions regular

2 drips into the IV the baby's heartbeat dips due to being squeezed by a very long hard contraction.

Now Chaos with doctors scrambling IV's flying and Nicole being wheeled to the OR.

What was going to be a natural delivery is now an emergency c-section.  Once Nicole arrived in the OR the baby's heart beat started stabilizing.  Now the Dr, holds off on C-section to make a decision...

11:20am Dr. Decides to go forward with c-section to be on safe side...