Michelle Smiles

Teaching my children to question authority, except mine.

Long night


Well, that was fun *please note sarcasm*. Why is the getting knocked up part fun but getting un-knocked up not so much fun? I spent the night with the medicine on my cervix have having painful contractions. They gave me an Ambien to help me sleep so I was able to grab a couple of cat naps when my contractions settled down. This morning they checked me still only 1 cm despite the pain. But my cervix softened and I am contracting pretty regularly on my own. They broke my water this morning (okay that wasn’t pleasant) and are letting me contract on my own for the moment (meaning sans pitocin medicine).

At this point, things hurt but are bearable. We’ll see what happens as the day progresses.

posted under Pregnancy
43 Comments to

“Long night”

  1. On July 29th, 2008 at 8:10 am Julia Says:

    Dang it! That cervix stuff stinks! I feel for you! No water and contractions is not fun either! You hang in there and when you are ready to go to the next step in lamaze – let me know;) I am so glad you are updating – it is really cool to feel like we are all hanging out in the (blog) lobby of the hospital;)

    now – again deep breath in – -relax;)

    yes- i am sure you want to pinch me right now;)
    come on Tessa:)

  2. On July 29th, 2008 at 8:17 am Tricia Says:



  3. On July 29th, 2008 at 8:18 am Tricia Says:

    :::Thinking of you:::

  4. On July 29th, 2008 at 8:21 am Pocklock Says:

    You and Cass (cassjustcurious.com) are having babies the same day! Hooray! What a big day this is!

    Can’t wait to “meet” Tessa!

    Hang in there, Michelle. Thinking of you!

  5. On July 29th, 2008 at 8:24 am Krist aka BAMAGIRL Says:

    Praying and hoping, hoping and praying that having your water broken will move Miss Tessa right on along!! Hang in there girl…..it’s worth the wait!!! 🙂 HUGS!!!!


  6. On July 29th, 2008 at 8:29 am Rhonda FTC Says:

    Thinking of you………………………Come on TESSA 🙂

  7. On July 29th, 2008 at 8:31 am Regina (FTC) Says:

    I hope that things move along quickly now and that Tessa is in your arms by early afternoon. It is so cool that you have been updating. You have quite the fan following here!!

  8. On July 29th, 2008 at 8:42 am Shelly Says:

    Thinking about you, Michelle!

  9. On July 29th, 2008 at 8:42 am carla Says:

    think about you as well.


  10. On July 29th, 2008 at 8:44 am Malia Says:

    Thinking good labor thoughts for you!

  11. On July 29th, 2008 at 8:50 am Pat Says:

    Hang in there Michelle, Tessa is on her way!

  12. On July 29th, 2008 at 8:53 am Laura Says:

    Thinking of you. That’s all I can say as I have nothing to offer in the pregnancy/labor/delivery department. Lots of good thoughts your way, though. Come on down, Tessa!

  13. On July 29th, 2008 at 8:56 am MichelleAnn Says:

    Hopefully things start moving along for you. Maybe having your water broke will do the trick (it did for me). Hoping for a quick and easy delivery for you!

  14. On July 29th, 2008 at 9:00 am Priscilla Says:

    Memo to Tessa:

    Girl, get a move on! We want to meet you!

    The Internets

  15. On July 29th, 2008 at 9:09 am Dirkey Says:

    Praying for you Michelle! Can’t wait to see pictures of Tessa and to hear how well everything went!
    Love ya,

  16. On July 29th, 2008 at 9:19 am Julia Says:

    onwe word for ya


  17. On July 29th, 2008 at 9:27 am karen Says:

    Hope it’s not long!

  18. On July 29th, 2008 at 9:32 am Gibb Says:

    Okay, can you not get an epidural? I’d be asking for one if I were you. Repeat after me…drugs are good.

    Oh, and were you completely amazed at how much fluid there was when they broke your water? I felt like it would never stop running out. No wonder I was so damn uncomfortable!!

  19. On July 29th, 2008 at 9:51 am Alleen Says:

    oooooooh.. I’m going into stalking mode now!

  20. On July 29th, 2008 at 9:53 am ani Says:

    so exciting!!!! hope it happens fast 😉

  21. On July 29th, 2008 at 9:54 am Jenn Says:

    C’mon Tessa! The blog world wants to meet you!

  22. On July 29th, 2008 at 10:08 am Ashley Says:

    Oh my gosh! Here I thought you had already had her….. good luck! Will you get an epidural?

  23. On July 29th, 2008 at 10:10 am Sonia in MO (FTC) Says:

    I just checked your site and saw you are literally in labor – wow, you go girl! So, so happy for you and your DH and little Sabrina… and hope your baby girl’s arrival is smooth and uneventful! Sending lots of prayers your way!!!

  24. On July 29th, 2008 at 10:24 am Muriel Says:

    Hang in there. Can’t wait to hear more.

  25. On July 29th, 2008 at 10:38 am Deanna Says:

    Praying hard for SUPERFAST delivery at this point, along with healthy outcome for both of you of course. I mean physically healthy, your mental state will be a little iffy(ier) from this point on with 2 under 2. But I know you can handle it (with the help of the occassional adult beverage, I’m sure)! I had a dream that you had Tessa while you were in Paris (France, not Texas or Ohio). Let me know if this ever makes sense to you, any amazing food in the hospital (doubtful) or your Doc suddenly developed an accent??? Although, the good part is you recovered quickly, looking refreshed and beautiful. Maybe that is the part you will make truth.?! Getting up to go pee is great, but don’t suffer thru the contractions too long before getting that epidural. Take care, we’re thinking of all of you!

  26. On July 29th, 2008 at 10:40 am Deanna Says:

    Just had a thought, my dream was last night…maybe you were WISHING you were in Paris, France instead of the hospital feeling uncomfortable (sans the mean lady yelling about your bad French). Take care.

  27. On July 29th, 2008 at 10:42 am Ellie Says:

    This is so exciting… Can’t wait to here more news!~


  28. On July 29th, 2008 at 10:54 am Sarah Says:

    Blogging and contracting… that is TALENT! Love that we are in the “blog” lobby waiting for the big moment!! Sending you relaxing thoughts… come on out now, Tessa!

  29. On July 29th, 2008 at 10:58 am Kerry Collins Says:

    OMG!!! You’re having a BABY! Praying for a safe and healthy arrival for Mommy and TESSA!!!

  30. On July 29th, 2008 at 11:03 am Merrill Says:

    You can do it! I’ll be thinking of you today.

  31. On July 29th, 2008 at 11:17 am Rachel Says:

    Wishing you a speedy delivery with a healthy baby! Can’t wait to meet her!

  32. On July 29th, 2008 at 11:27 am tonya Says:

    Yea for you! I think Ill eat a bag of peanut m&m’s in your honor today! A BIG bag!!!!

  33. On July 29th, 2008 at 11:35 am Cindy Says:

    Good Luck!! Hopefully Tessa will arrive soon!!

  34. On July 29th, 2008 at 11:46 am Shannon Says:

    I’m rooting for you!! I hope things go quickly from now on!! Keeping my fingers crossed for you!

  35. On July 29th, 2008 at 11:48 am Laurie Says:

    hope your delivery is quick and as painless as possible. Epidurals work wonders if you’re able to have one. Can’t wait to see pics of Tessa!

  36. On July 29th, 2008 at 11:49 am Type (little) a Says:

    Total Blogstalking mode right now. C’mon Tessa, it’s nicer out here. We have cute outfits.

  37. On July 29th, 2008 at 12:42 pm Julia Says:

    Go Michelle Go!

  38. On July 29th, 2008 at 12:50 pm Bobbi Says:

    Yeah, this part really isn’t much fun!! But, I love the updates!!

    C’mon Tessa…….it’s a beautiful world out there!!! Hope you are getting some rest.

  39. On July 29th, 2008 at 1:01 pm nora Says:

    Thinking about you guys lots! Hopefully Tessa gets to start moving soon!

  40. On July 29th, 2008 at 1:03 pm Yvonne NM Says:

    I hope she gets here before midnight. Today is just a good day to be born!

  41. On July 29th, 2008 at 1:05 pm Gibb Says:

    Okay, where are you? You don’t need your hands to push her out…you should be updating us minute by minute. I’m not going to get many billable hours today if I have to keep stalking your blog!!!

  42. On July 29th, 2008 at 1:14 pm Angie Says:

    Waiting patiently for an update………

  43. On July 29th, 2008 at 1:15 pm Tricia Says:



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