Friday, December 18, 2009
What A Day Yesterday Was
Fought the rush hour traffic with gladness yesterday to pick up my best friend since first grade, at the airport. We got to have a nice afternoon visiting and then everyone was here for our evening meal, then around 8 p.m. Melanie started having some really strong and regular contractions, not good, since she is only 35 weeks. Casi had a pretty high fever and was feeling awful so I drove Melanie to the hospital. I guess its about 30 some miles and honestly, I drove a bit over the speed limit to get there in record time for me. Debbie wanted to come along so she road in the backseat. Casi took Mei-Ling home. Mei-Ling was tired and Casi wanted to curl up in a corner poor guy, but at the same time he was wanting to be with Melanie.
Of course as soon as I got to the hospital and called everyone to let them know we got there, my iPhone died. Hate the battery life on those things ! They got Melanie all checked in and examined, hooked up to the monitors. Debbie promptly fell asleep in the chair, weary from her early morning flight and I tended to Melanie. She had not dilated at all but her contractions were about 4 minutes apart and still very strong. I asked the nurses if there was a way to make a call to Casi, but since its long distance, the answer was no. But these ladies were the salt of the earth when I explained about my phone and one nurse went to her purse, took out her own iPhone charger and charged my phone right there at the nurses station. That is beyond the call of duty. By midnight I could inform everyone about Melanie's condition. Another check revealed no dilation so the Dr ordered some meds to see if the contractions would stop and they did. We were on our way home by 2:30 am. How thankful I was that even though I had been up since 6 am I was not in the least bit tired, making me feel better about the long trip home that late at night. God is good.
Melanie will be heading off to the hospital in a bit for her bi-weekly check and I am hoping all is well.
I have a busy day planned, bread to make and knitting to be done, along with visiting with my best friend Debbie.
It is a silent sort of morning, sitting next to the wood stove in my rocker, watching the birds outside my windo...