Monday, July 4, 2011

Nothing says fear like...

Nothing says fear like a nurse telling you that you're in pre-term labor and you're two centimeters dialated...

Let me start from the beginning. I worked four straight days this week, preparing for our four day "vacation/babymoon" last hurrah before the baby gets here. Thursday I was fine. Friday I was feeling some discomfort, but I just chalked it up to Natalie growing so fast this week. (SERIOUSLY, I had a normal belly button on Monday and by Friday I had an almost completely flat tummy there!) Saturday i went to work and actually felt good that night, although I had the big round tables and was EXHAUSTED by the time my shift was over. I went in to work on Sunday at 1 and I felt a lot of pain all throughout the day but again just thought "well, she shifted and I'm just not used to it yet." I also had some weird discharge but asked a friend and they said it was pretty normal. Well I still didn't feel well when I got home, and "tummy/kick count" time didn't go well at all, so we decided to go in to the doctor. Well our OBGYN was closed so we went to the ER and they sent us right upstairs.

They get me in a gown and get me hooked up to the monitors, and here's the shocker: I HAVE BEEN IN LABOR all day. Those crampy feelings I had been getting were freaking CONTRACTIONS. So they gave me some kind of asthma medication that they use to stop the contractions. The first dose works for about 45 minutes and then they come back. The whole time I'm freaking out thinking my little girl is coming eight weeks early and I can't stop her and we have NOTHING - not even a diaper - to take her home in! The second dose seems to stop them almost completely, so they switch me to an oral medication to keep everything calm and tell me to go to sleep, that they're keeping me overnight. I got to come home around 9:30 and went back to sleep. I've still been feeling a little off today, but nothing like Sunday. I have to call my OBGYN in the morning and get seen tomorrow and I will give an update sometime tomorrow or the next day. I am worried that they are going to tell me that I am not allowed to work anymore, but that's probably the case. If so, I have no idea what I am going to do with myself! I am sure I will be blogging out of sheer boredom at some point, but whatever it takes to keep my little girl growing inside of me rather than trying to keep her alive with machines outside of my body I will certainly do.

Stay in my belly Natalie or your grounded! :)

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