|not yet not yet, we're still waiting...|
I'm a bit on edge today. This morning, my niece called to let me know she was at the hospital and baby-girl hopefully will be born by this evening.
I'm better off if they call me afterward. I can see why men used to pace the floor while they waited. I'm so anxious. I've caught myself gritting my teeth -
I mean REALLY, childbirth is the most natural thing, but you still worry. She told me everything was good, hooked up to a monitor and all is well. Heck, I never was hooked up to anything back in my day. No drugs either. I was a fast one, with a 2-hour labor with my first son. Too fast for them to give me anything for the pain. After a few humongous pushes, they were born and I was already past the pain. One time, the cocky doctor left the room, saying I still had hours to go. He finally came running back in a few minutes later, to assist the nurse who was delivering my 2nd son! That time, I didn't even make it to the delivery room!
For my own dental health, I hope she gets this job done soon!
I am also concerned about the wildfires we are having around most of the state. I've got friends in Loma Linda who are threatened - another in the wine country who I haven't heard from since last night when she mentioned there was a fire in Santa Rosa. She is in Cotati. Then there are fires in the Humboldt and Trinity counties, west of us. People forget - October is our worst month for firestorms. We are having strong winds and many whipped through during the night and early morning. So sad and so much destruction.