Happy Tuesday everyone. Well, I have some interesting news for all of you. Sunday night when we got home from our busy day of Easter festivities I felt awful. I was cramping and having contractions like crazy. I was in a fair amount of pain. I figured all of this was simply from our busy weekend and I would go to bed and wake up feeling better. That wasn’t the case. I woke up in the morning still having contractions and pain. So, I decided to call my doctor just to talk to her and get her opinion on everything I was feeling. I figured she would tell me to drink water and rest and the pain is simply the stretching of the uterus. But, that is not what she said. She sent me right to labor and delivery at the hospital. I was completely taken aback and had to get myself together. She wanted to monitor my contractions and have me put on an ivy because she thought I might be dehydrated from the weekend.
I immediately called Steve and my mom. My mom rushed right over and Steve met me at the hospital. My doctor called the hospital so they already knew I was coming and what she wanted to be done. They immediately put me on machines to monitor my contractions and sure enough they were coming pretty consistently. Way too consistent for 20 weeks. They hooked me up to an ivy to see if the contractions were coming partly due to dehydration. The ivy helped calm them down a little but didn’t completely stop them. But the doctor at the hospital felt I would be okay going home, as long as I would be on complete bed rest all day today, Tuesday. I also will be back at the hospital for an ultrasound on Thursday and see my OB on Monday. Oh my!
Today, my mom is over taking care of the girls and I am in bed, resting. It’s sounds much better than it is. I really would rather be with my girls, even though it can be chaos. 🙂