The Hospital

Today was Gert‘s weekly doctor’s visit . . . probably her last one. Part of the routine is for the nurse to take Gert’s blood pressure. Gert had a bout with high blood pressure a few months ago which was of some concern, but all has been fine since. We have learned that some of the nurse’s are not good at taking blood pressure. So, when the girl today announced 180 over 100, we were not concerned since Gert has been feeling fine recently.

Well, a billable has never been passed up by the OB/GYN practice, so off we were to the hospital. Based on what some of the auxilary staff had said, I left the doctor’s office thinking Gert was not coming home until Abby was born.

It was quickly evident that this was nothing more than an effort to bilk more money from the insurance company. We had to wait for a room to be prepared for Gert. All the cords were connected and I soon learned how to predict Gert’s contractions. Yes, she is having them, but is not at the brink of delivery.

A couple hours later we left after a consultation with the doctor. He examined Gert and pronounced she is 1 cm dilated and 60% effaced. He said he would not let Patty go past her due date at this point. Of course, their current definition of the due date is 1 July. They don’t know what is going on. I am convinced obstetrics is like meterology. One doctor said Gert was going to have an averaged-sized baby. Another said she was going to have a big baby. One week all the blood work was done, the next we find out tests were needed a few weeks ago. The doctor Gert likes is a total airhead. I have to keep reminding myself that the doctor is really only needed in case of complications. Beetle will come out on her own. Babies have been doing so for thousands of years.

Anyhow, we think sometime during the next several days Beetle will be born. Gert will be able to say goodbye to ‘Nado this way and I will not have to go home for the camera.

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