Wednesday, November 23, 2011

False Alarm

This is how I spent my evening last night...


Yep I spent my evening in Labor and Delivery. Fortunately baby is okay and still baking away in mommy's belly where we hope he will stay for a few more weeks at least.

When I was leaving work I went to the bathroom and noticed I was bleeding a bit, since I haven't bled at all during the pregnancy I freaked out a LOT. I left work and called my doctor's office. They told me to go ahead and head to the hospital to get checked out. Between the rain and the holiday/rush hour traffic it took me an hour to get there. I was a little stressed especially since my mother is on vacation in Europe until next week and I have this fear the baby will come while she's gone. I called Kristian, who was already at home, and he met me at the hospital.

When I got there, I went to the bathroom again and this time didn't see any blood which was comforting. They hooked me up to the machines and saw that I was having contractions 2-4 minutes apart!! Most of them I couldn't even feel and the ones I did felt just like my regular braxton hicks, nothing too painful. The nurse checked my cervix and HOLY MOTHER OF SWEET BABY JESUS, that is no joke, it hurts!! Honestly, I think she stuck her whole arm up there because apparently my cervix is very far back. Thankfully I wasn't dilated at all so the nurse didn't think the baby was going to be coming that night.

They thought I was dehydrated so they hooked me up to an IV (that also hurt) and pumped 3 bags into me pretty quickly. I was literally having to get up to pee every 20 minutes from all the fluids. They also gave me a pill to slow down the contractions. After about 3 hours with little change they told me I had to stay overnight.

They moved me into a delivery room and kept me hooked up to the IV all night and would give me more pills throughout in the hopes the contractions would space out. Finally this morning it looked like it was working and my contractions were very irregular and more like 10-15 minutes apart. The doctor determined that I could go home but that I need to basically be on bedrest until my next scheduled appointment next week where they will check me again to see if I'm dilating. I am allowed to go to my in-laws tomorrow for Thanksgiving (they actually live closer to the hospital than we do) but basically I am only allowed to sit around and eat, that I can do! Kristian also basically has to cater to me for the next week.This does however put a big crimp in all the things I planned to get done this weekend for the baby but I guess Kristian can just do it all for me.

I'm very thankful that baby boy didn't arrive early, even though at 35 weeks he would probably be fine, it's better if he can stay in there for a few more weeks. We were both very anxious last night at the thought of him coming right now, I definitely don't feel ready yet and the thought of labor is scaring the shit out of me. This is all getting very very real but at least now we've had our test run so hopefully next time it won't be quite so scary.


12 comments:

Melissa said...

Scary stuff! Glad everything turned out ok. Take it easy, mama!

Dani said...

I'm glad baby boy decided to cook a little longer!

Heather said...

Oh my gosh, I would have been freaking out big time, too! I'm so glad everything's OK and that he's decided to stay inside a bit longer. I hope you're able to get lots of rest and enjoy a nice Thanksgiving with your in-laws!

bananas. said...

whoa that's scary and emotional. i'm glad everything's okay. though i wouldn't mind being prescribed to sit around and eat all day. i could hang with that!

have a great thanksgiving little lady!

Mrs EyeCanSee said...

How scary!! Glad everything is ok and he's going to stay an inside baby a bit longer!

beka said...

I'm so glad that your contractions stopped but sorry you had to go through that scare :( Hopefully little baby keeps on cooking and you get a chance to eat some of that yummy Thanksgiving food while your in-laws and husband cater to your every wish!! :)

Nicole-Lynn said...

Oh goodness, so glad you and baby are alright! Enjoy Thanksgiving, being catered to! :)

Kristen said...

Glad everything turned out ok. Enjoy a relaxing weekend, it is the perfect weekend to sit back, relax and eat!

BTW - how nerve wracking is it heading to the Dr. knowing that you may leave with a baby, that made things so much more real for me. AND I was terrified of labor to (as most people are) but it is so worth it and you block it out almost instantly afterwards.

Venassa said...

I'm glad everything is okay! Mustve been quite the scare though.
I cringe just at the mention of the cervix check. Cervix check is much worse than a c-section, if you ask me. Hopefully your little one stays put a little longer. And enjoy your rest time. I'm two months in and I still miss sleeping and relaxing.

Karen said...

I'm glad everything was okay. I spotted with Lindsay from 20 weeks on randomly. I was dilating though so that explained it. So scary though.

Gaynor {Our Day by Design} said...

Glad to hear you are doing ok and baby has decided to stay put for the time being; that must have been so scary!

Hope you enjoy thanksgiving and take care of yourself. x

AmyJean {Relentless Bride / Fry, The Baby} said...

I'm so sorry to hear about the scare but so grateful you are all doing well! A similar thing happened to a friend and her baby came on time without a hitch, so i'm sure the same will happen with you! Rest up, before you know it - the little one will be here!!! :)