Long story short (since I'm typing from my phone) my midwife called me before noon on Thursday to let me know that my liver enzymes came back really high (she had drawn some blood b/c I had an abnormally high BP at Wednesday's appt) so she was having me be admitted to the hospital for pre-eclampsia. Of course, not what I expected b/c he was early & house was not in order and I had planned to go to birth center. So I had good cry about that then got my wits about me & checked in just before 1pm. I still got my non pain medication, non pitocin birth (I was already 4cm dilated & fully effaced when I arrived w/o knowing it) and the RN was pretty supportive about letting me move around while in early labor. I guess I did get some pitocin b/c my placenta was taking longer to deliver & they were concerned for bleeding. I will probably be in hospital until Sunday until my liver enzymes & BP come back down. Meanwhile he seems to be thriving...eating well though he is not letting me get much sleep b/c he prefers to sleep right against me skin to skin in bed.
He arrived shortly before 7pm on Dec 15. He is 6lbs 11oz & 19".
I'll try to write more when I have a chance.