So I'm a Liar ...

You wouldn't believe the amount of time I spent shaving last night. And exfoliating. And lotioning. And washing, blow-drying, and straightening my hair. And checking and re-checking my hospital bag. And making sure everything was in order, in general.

Because today? I was gonna have a baby.

I didn't even sleep last night. I tried, like seriously tried, but everything kept waking me up. Excitement, nerves, farts (literally ... thanks, Curtis). And so at 4 o'clock, I finally just gave it up and went in to take a bath. I couldn't contain my excitement.

I was gonna have a baby. TODAY. 

By just after five o'clock, Curtis and I were headed out, both of us anxious. We didn't have to be at the hospital until 6:30, but they'd told me to eat breakfast before checking in, so we cruised on over to Denny's for a nice, quiet, let's-get-prepared-to-meet-our-newest-son breakfast. One hour and one "Moons Over My Hammy" later, we were on the road to the hospital.

I reached into my hospital bag to grab my phone. I was going to post a Facebook status update. And that's when I noticed my phone was illuminated.

I had missed a call.

From a local number.

At 6:10 am.

And I had a voicemail.

My heart sank. Nobody would call me at that hour unless it was the hospital. With trepidation, I listened to the message.

"We're terribly sorry for the inconvenience, but we're going to have to postpone your induction ..." said the voice on the other end.

And I couldn't even listen to the rest of the message. I just hung up the phone, and the waterworks started. I was bawling so hard that Curtis had to call them back - I couldn't even talk. The disappointment was beyond words.

So yeah. Here I am. At home. Still pregnant. So I lied to y'all - yesterday was not, in fact, my last pregnant day. But they have promised - P-R-O-M-I-S-E-D - that I will have a priority bed tomorrow.

Looks like it's going to be another sleepless night.

And I'll have to shave again, damn it.


  1. Jessica Armstrong LasaMay 31, 2012 at 10:20 AM

    I can't even believe it! That has to be the cruelest thing to do to a poor pregnant lady!! I'm angry at them.

  2. Just try to relax (yeah right)....I know when your that far along that the thought of another 24 hours is excruciating, but it gives you one more day to cherish your last pregnancy..write down how the baby moves today, and how you feel, and if he has the hiccups etc. So in case one day you feel sad that there will be no more babies, you can pull the paper out and remember EXACTLY how you felt those last 24 hours and you will remember it fondly.
    Good Luck Tomorrow
    and may he not be 23lbs...LOL

  3. Oh my gosh, that shouldn't be legal. They better give you the royalty treatment tomorrow. I expect an Angelina Jolie suite and all that goes along with it.

  4. You're not a liar, they're just putzes. Since it's tomorrow, can shots? :o)

  5. That's just unreal. I mean, the nerve of them! I hope it was for really good reason. But look at it this way, perhaps tomorrow you can have another quiet breakfast of Moons of My Hammy! Who doesn't love that? Best of luck, I'll be thinking of ya!

  6. Go walking.
    Walk yourself into labor!
    Can't turn you away if you're actually in labor!

    {I'm just sayin'.... desperate times call for desperate measures!}

  7. 2many , that is an awesome idea, wish I had done that my whole pregnancy ( cause I only had 1 ) but I remember the 6-8 months being so awesome . I could have stayed there forever !

  8. Sounds like one of my "end of pregnancies". I got postponed and doctor switched so many times that I finally said "FORGET IT! I'LL HAVE THIS BABY WHEN HE'S READY!"
    I blame the hormones...LOL because the morning that they swore 100% for sure that I could be induced I was laying on my couch bawling my eyes out at what an idiot I was for not being more flexible. He eventually came out...
    Good Luck in the morning! Can't wait to see pics and read all about your pooping in front of Curtis, I mean delivering your sweet baby :)

  9. Really, the worst part about the whole thing is that you have to shave again tomorrow. Don't these people know how hard it is for a pregnant woman to shave?!?!?!? Tomorrow... Tomorrow will be better...

  10. ok, that just sucks. That happened to my daughter with her first baby too. And she couldn't get induced for 2 more days after the original. She even tried the castor oil after they wouldn't let her in. The rats.

  11. Oh no! The disappointment is the worst bit I guess...
    Don't worry it means you get to experience the excitement of it all over again. Since you said it's your last one maybe fate is making you enjoy pregnancy a little longer :) good luck, thinking of you x

  12. My friend just went through a similar thing... she was scheduled for an induction last Saturday, got to the hospital and they said, "oh, we didn't call you? we don't have any beds today. Sorry, come back in two days. We'll have a bed on Monday. Promise."


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