Friday evening, my parents, Tadd and I, Katie, Dennis and Jill all went out to a yummy Italian dinner at Viscontis! We totally pigged out on salad, pasta, garlic bread, and dessert, then headed home and relaxed and spent time catching up. Then, I headed home to get prepped for my big day on Saturday. I took a bath, painted my toenails (which i could hardly reach), organized my hospital bag for some reason...then hit the sack to get some much needed zzz's! (p.s. Tadd went over to a friend's house and before he went I had mentioned that maybe we should put the pak n' play together and he said that we could do it on Saturday-now of course this is ironic and funny because who would have thought that we really did need the pak n' play put together?!)
*WARNING* This is the beginning of my labor and delivery story...so beware. Around 2:00am Saturday morning, I went to the bathroom and something was a little off with the amount of fluid. But with sleep on the brain, I returned to bed. Then at 7:45am, I awoke and went to the bathroom again, like a normal pregnant person and once again...too much fluid?!? So, I called my Mom and then called the hospital to see if I should stop by and have them check it out. So, Tadd and I took our time getting ready and headed to the hospital in separate cars as we had separate plans that day. We checked in and were put in a delivery room and I changed into hospital garb and met our lovely nurse Amy! She asked lots of questions and explained a few things to us. Then she did the exam. Most likely a ruptured water is what she said, but then she said the Dr. would come check and just to hang out. So we continue to chat with her, and before she left the room to get the Dr., Tadd asked her if we would be leaving the hospital at which point she said, NO. When you leave the hospital you will have your newborn baby with you!!!!! Insert big eyes and dropped jaws on Tadd and Kelly's face here! And maybe some panicked tears from me! I called my mom and told here that I was going to be having in baby in the next 24-48 hours and that I would not be leaving the hospital which meant that I would not be attending my very own shower that was to occur in roughly 2 hours. So...my mom and sisters went into OCD Oddo mode and took care of business. They contacted all invited guests and told them the news. They took down the beautiful decorations and packed up the food and other goodies. Then they came to visit us in the hospital and brought with them some flowers, balloons and snacks to have a semi shower in the hospital.