I went to dennys.... I was hungry!

Thats right, in the middle of active labor, 6 centimeters dilated, I was craving a Belgium waffle. I've been so hungry since yesterday, eating non stop, and I wanted breakfast. LOL

You should have seen the expression on the waitresses face when she asked me what was wrong and my friend laughed and said "nothing, she's just in the middle of labor."

Then, I said "Yep! 6cm dilated, so please hurry with our meal, i'd like to eat and get back home!"


I asked me midwife if I was safe to go out if I wanted to get food if I didn't feel like cooking and she said "i've never had a mom in active labor do that before, but I don't see why not." LOL

So, we went early, and my contractions started picking up with the snow.

the snow is so beautiful, and its icy and very dangerous out there. Abbie likes the snow, and I honestly feel like going out there and dancing in it while i'm in labor. It's so white and beautiful.

We got home and my midwife will be back at 2pm to check my progress and do another dose of antibiotics,. the roads are soooo bad I think i'm going to ask her to stay... I don't want to risk us getting snowed in and her not being here!

Jake's on his way home and we luckily have plenty of food to last a few people if needed.... I'm concerned about my son's school bus on the icey roads, but they have chains... or at least, I hope they have chains....

My back labor is intensifying, but I don't think I need the midwife yet, I think I can wait until 2pm (at this moment, that remains to be seen though... it is starting to hurt because my back is pretty sore now, but its not unbearable.)

I keep thinking to my body, Please dilate at least 2 cm by 2pmish... 1 is okay, but 2 is preferred. LOL (2 would put me at 8 and in transition.)

at 7 cm my midwife won't leave, but even if I'm not a full cm dilated further, this weather is too dangerous to risk her leaving. It's too icy, too snowy, and no one in seattle knows how to drive in the snow and ice like this.

i'm not willing to risk her getting into an accident, or not making it because of accidents, or traffic, or us getting snowed in. it's supposed to keep accumulating and get worse... were supposed to have a full blown snow storm according to the newest weather reports.

I love the snow, this is the perfect day for me to have abbie.... it just feels right.

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Nov. 22, 2010 at 1:50 PM

Awwww that would be perfect to remember and tell Abbie in the future! A snow storm baby!

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Nov. 22, 2010 at 1:57 PM Good luck. I love reading your labor story

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Nov. 22, 2010 at 2:09 PM

Awe! I hope things keep progressing good!

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Nov. 22, 2010 at 4:06 PM


I'm so excited for you, momma!

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Nov. 22, 2010 at 4:28 PM

Yay for Dennys!! I'm glad you're listening to your body and I'm glad your midwife told you it was okay to go out and get something to eat!

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Nov. 22, 2010 at 6:24 PM

I know the snow, I am over here in Spokane! We are getting hit with a blizzard (supposedly) around 7pm. Good luck!

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Nov. 22, 2010 at 6:56 PM

Good Luck! Hope all is going well! Maybe she is here NOW? :-)

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Nov. 22, 2010 at 9:23 PM

Oh !...  Hon,---I'm so excited for you !!!  I TOO wanted a home birth, but Ihappy couldn't have it...fingers crossed

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Nov. 22, 2010 at 10:52 PM

You are hilarious! going to dennys.... thats something i would do. By the way, you write beautifully. Painting pictures with all your words. I really hope that your midwife will stay and things will go beautifully for you!

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