THE GOLDEN MISTAKE
“Lianne!!” I yelled her name,
She stopped talking and I slowly looked up at her. She looked down at the ground and then back at me. I saw that she had a shocked look on her face. “Is that what I think is?”
I swallowed hard before nodding slowly.
“My water just broke,” I yelled.
#Anabelle ‘s POV
That’s what was going to happen the minute I walk through the front door.
“Okay, just breathe Ana! We’re a few seconds away from the house,” Lianne soothingly said as she held onto my hand tight. I slowly inhaled and exhaled as we reached the front door. Lianne quickly reached for the door handle and opened it. Right when we walked into the living room, I began feeling another contraction, which was a bit stronger than the ones I felt before my water broke.
“Oh God!” I whimpered as I quickly grabbed Lianne’s hand and began squeezing it tight. I closed my eyes and continued to inhale and exhale. The room began slightly quieter and I could feel a few eyes on me.
“Anabelle? Honey? What’s going on? Are you okay?” I heard Miss.Raye ask me.
“Her water broke!” Lianne quickly blurted out. The room became silent and I opened my eyes as the pain began to subside. Miss.Raye looked me in the eyes, shocked.
“Raye?” I whispered. She snapped back into her senses, the look of panic quickly formed onto her face. “Okay! We need to get you to the hospital quick!”
“Where’s Sean?” I quickly asked her as she began gathering her stuff. She quickly stood up straight and looked around the room. “Sean! Sean Walker, I need you in here now!”
My father quickly came up to me, resting his hand on my cheek. “It’s okay princess, everything is going to be okay.”
I quickly nodded at him as he leaned down and kissed my forehead. “Mom, did you call me?” I heard Sean ask Miss.Raye.
“We’re going to the hospital. Anabelle’s water broke,” She quickly explained to him. Sean looked over at me before he quickly rushed over to my side. “Are you serious? You’re in labor? Oh man.” He began to excitingly panic.
“The hospital bag is at home,” He rushed out to me. “Should we go back home and get it? Uh-I-Um maybe we-”
“Sean!” I quickly interrupted him. “Breathe. Relax. Let’s not worry about the hospital bag, you can always get it later. Let’s just get to the hospital. Okay?” He took a few deep breaths before he quickly nodded.
He turned to Lianne, Derek, my father and his mother. “We’ll meet you all at the hospital,” He told them, before he opened the front door and we both rushed out of the door to the car..
I finally settled in my hospital room, Sean helping me get comfortable in my bed. I swallowed hard, my hands finding its way onto my stomach as I felt another contraction coming. “Crap,” I whispered.
Sean looked down at me. “Contraction?” I nodded as I closed my eyes and began to inhale and exhale slowly. I felt Sean’s hand hold mine as the contraction continued. “Are you timing them?” I asked him.
“Yep,” He answered. “So far they’re thirteen minutes apart and they last thirty seconds.”
The pain continued for another twenty seconds. “Five more seconds,” Sean said. I slowly opened my eyes as the pain began to subside. I was relieved that the pain was gone but I knew it would come back shortly.
“Is Dr. Reynolds on his way?”I asked
Sean nodded as he dragged a chair next to the bed. “He said that he should be here in ten minutes.” I nodded as he sat down.
There was a small knock on the door before it opened completely, revealing Lianne and Derek. “Hey,” Lianne smiled as she entered the room and walked over to where I was.
“Hey, where’s mum and dad?”
“They’re on their way,” Derek answered as he closed the door. “How are you feeling?”
I sighed as I gently rubbed my stomach. “Uh, I’m hanging in there. The pain is bearable for now.”
“That’s good,” Lianne said. “Has Dr. Reynolds arrived yet?”
I shook my head. “He should be here soon, I hope.” There was another knock on the door. Derek walked over to the door and opened it, revealing my dad and Sean’s mom.
She smiled as she walked into the room. “Hey sweetie, how are you feeling?”
“Good for now,” I told her.
“Great. Sean, honey, I called your sisters and they’re leaving first thing tomorrow. They should be here tomorrow morning or by noon, the latest.”
“Alright, sounds good.”
“Are you serious?” I whispered, my hands finding their way back onto my stomach as another contraction came. “I thought you said my contractions were thirteen minutes apart?”
“They were. Why? You’re having another one?” Sean reached over for my hand and held it.
I nodded. “How long ago was the last one?” I asked him. He looked down at his watch. “Eight minutes ago.”
I threw my head back onto the pillow as the contraction continued. I counted until the contraction finally went away. “Thirty five seconds,” I told him.
There was another knock on the door before the door opened, and Dr. Reynold’s head peeped into the room. He smiled at all of us as he walked into the room. “Hello everyone, I’m Dr. Reynolds,” He introduced himself as he closed the door.
“So, Anabelle, how are you feeling? Have you been timing your contractions?”
“Yeah, but I’m confused because they’ll go from being thirteen minutes apart to eight minutes apart and then back to thirteen,” I told him.
“Well you are in the first stage of labor which is called early labor. Contractions during this stage may be irregular, which is happening in your case. So no need to worry,” He said as walked over to me.
“But I do want to do a pelvic exam to see how many centimeters you’re dilated.” Dr. Reynolds looked at the rest of the group. “Which means Anabelle here might want some privacy,” He continued.
“Oh! Right!” My father awkwardly chuckled. “We’ll see you in a bit sweetheart.”
They each exited the room, except for Sean of course. Sean stood beside me, holding my hand as I positioned my legs. I watched as Dr. Reynolds put on some gloves and walked over to where my legs were positioned.
He began the exam and I waited until he finished to hear the results. After a few minutes, he pulled his hand away and began taking his gloves off. “Well, Anabelle, you’re only two centimeters dilated.”
I set my legs back down as he threw the gloves away and walked back over to me. “Only two?”
He looked down at me and nodded. “And it’s going to be that way for quite awhile. Early labor usually lasts six to twelve hours and it could be longer depending on the woman. So, my advice, eat and get all the rest you can because once you’re in active labor, you won’t be able eat that much and you probably won’t be able to get any rest because of the stronger and much more frequent contractions.”he explained
“Okay,” I murmured.
“Since it is practically nighttime, get some sleep. I’ll check up on you again when you wake up. If you need anything, call for a nurse or have someone come get me.”
“Alrighty, thank you Dr. Reynolds.”
“No problem, see you in a few hours.” He opened the door and walked out, closing the door behind him. Sean sat back down in the chair, still holding my hand.
“Get some sleep,” He murmured as his thumb rubbed small circles on the top of my hand. “Can you lay with me?”I asked softly
He smiled before he gave me a small nod. I shifted in my bed so Sean had room to lay down. He laid next to me as he wrapped his arm around me, pulling me closer to him.
“Goodnight my love.” Was the last thing I heard Sean say before I drifted off into a somewhat peaceful slumber…
How Was This Chapter.? ..I Feel Like Dropping Another oo..Can I??
To Be Continued