The Kaylee Update - 02

07:18 p.m.: False alarm? Who knows? The labor pains were coming fast and furious for about an hour, coming at five minute intervals and lasting about a minute each. This was the point where we’d been told to call the doctor’s office. So, we called the doctor’s office and left a message with the answering service. A few minutes later the doctor on call called us back and asked to speak with Stephanie. At that point, she told Stef that she was probably still in the early stages of labor, and that this part could last six to eight hours. We should only come in, the doctor told us, once the contractions were three to five minutes apart, and once Stephanie was unable to speak during them.

Frustrated, because we thought she’d been progressing and now it appeared that she was not, we had ourselves a spat. And then, the contractions seemed to stop altogether, coming only every once in a while. Sometimes they were ten minutes apart, sometimes six or seven. Who knows? We put on a movie, prepared for the arrival of Stef’s mom and brother (who we had already called), and now I’m just trying not to be pissed off that we made them drive two hours from Maine for, apparently, nothing. Also, the doctor made me really angry, and I can’t really explain why.

Anyway, that’s that. It seems just as likely that I’ll be at work tomorrow instead of at the hospital. Oh well.