Monday, June 1, 2009
An eventful day
Yesterday I relaxed and gave myself a ton of down time since I was so busy on Saturday. Ha. I seriously think my longest walk on Sunday was from the couch to the bathroom. I was having some contractions, presumably braxton hicks--so figuring I overdid Saturday, I was a good girl and rested. Mom, you would have been proud. ;)
I went to work today and noticed them again while I was teaching first period. I planted my tush in my chair as much as I could for the rest of the day. I was still feeling crampy and icky with a lot back pain. I called Pete on my way home from work and he asked if I had called the doctor. Of course I didn't. Generally I am an under reactor when it comes to myself-- seriously thinking it was just the braxton hicks so why bother going in to see the doctor? I did end up calling, only because I really don't remember anything like this with Lyds and with Pete's questioning, now I wanted to be sure. I explained my symptoms to the nurse in my OB's office who told me to head to the hospital to be monitored to make sure it wasn't serious. I picked up Lyds and dropped her off at Pete's parents, where Pete met me, and then we headed up to the hospital.
They monitored me for a while and my contractions ended up being 1-3 minutes apart. The good news was, I wasn't dilated or effaced and other than the contractions, everything else was looking good. With the help of some terbutaline, the contractions were under control by 9pm and I could head home. I was told to take the day off to rest and to call my OB in the morning to see what they recommended as the next step. And here we are. I think I'm finally tired enough to head to bed now. I'll update again after I talk to the OB tomorrow.
Posted by Carrie