Thursday, June 28, 2007

Little sister in early labor - I hope

My sister started her 40th week today. Since the middle of the night she's been having contractions (it's about 1pm here now, so that's at least 9 hours). Her contractions are now 7 minutes apart and she's at my parent's house waiting to see what happens.

This is my only sister and this is her first :-)

I'll keep you posted...

***Edits***
5pm (local time): Contractions are getting longer and stronger - somewhere around 6 minutes apart. I am so excited that I periodically get all teary...

5:30pm: Contractions are 4 minutes apart and they're going to pick up Yaakov (the dad-to-be) and then to the hospital... I'm so excited I can't stop crying... I forgot to mention - they don't know if it's a boy or girl. I'm guessing girl...

8:55pm: At the hospital they said she was 2.5cm & 70% effaced. They kept her for a while and then sent her to take a walk for an hour. At 8, when she came back, she was at 4cm. Unfortunately, the hospital is swamped with women in labor, so they can't move her into a labor room until 2 more women give birth. She wants the epidural NOW!
Uh oh! 8:55... that means I have to go to a meeting (va'ad bayit - a meeting to do with the communal areas of our building)... yuck! At least I can take my cellphone & my mom can call to update in the middle.

11pm: About an hour ago she was at 5cm and in a lot of pain. She's still waiting for the epidural :-( Funny thing was I got to tell all my brothers that she's in labor...

at 11:55pm, Leah & Yaakov's princess was born :-)

3 comments:

Sarah said...

congratulations auntie and to your baby sis as well!! hope they are all doing well now.

kirby said...

Hope everyone is doing well.

Bea said...

Sounds like it all went pretty smoothly. Congrats etc.

Bea