. . .I was in the hospital being induced. It feels like yesterday. Really, it does. We got up early and called the hospital to make sure they had a spot open for me to come in and get induced. It was our baby's due date. I also had a rash (PUPPS) that would only go away once the placenta was out so they decided to induce me. We were so excited to go meet our baby. We were one of those couples that decided to be surprised with the sex of our baby and by this point I was dying to know! This would be the first baby for both sides of our family so everyone was very anxious. about 10-15 people waited in the lobby at any given time on March 05, 2002. After 14 or so hours they told me that my baby may not want to come out today! This was a shock to me as I had been at 2 cm for a MONTH and my doctor had told me I could have that baby at any moment for weeks. She even mentioned she had thought I would have a baby by 5 that evening. I thought my body was ready. But first deliveries are so very different. No one knows what your body and that baby will end up doing. I had never been warned that you can be induced and still leave the hospital with no baby but that is what happened to us. We decided to go home and wait it out. We were sure it wouldn't be much longer. I remember being so embarrassed that everyone waiting at the hospital had wasted HOURS AND HOURS of their time. On the drive home we had to pull over so I could throw up. The medicine they used had made me sick. Now every time I drive by that spot I remember that horrid night.
7 years ago. It really does seem like it just happened.