Oh haaayyyy!! Why, yes, I did end up in l&d yesterday!!
Fun times, I tell ya!
We had our 34 week checkup yesterday morning...quick fluid check and NST, the usual. I was in a really ill mood, pretty good and out of breath, etc. I just figured it was because I was beyond perturbed that we actually got there 10 minutes EARLY, yet weren't called back until 30 minutes AFTER our appointment time...all the while there were like 4 people in the waiting room with us. Biggest pet peeve ever!! Some of us just can't sit there all day long waiting on you to get your stuff together! I've learned it pays to be 10 minutes late...we always get called right back. OK, off that soapbox.
Babies' fluid levels looked great! But that's where the good news ended. They looked great on the NST, but I had a few nice size contractions and my BP was elevated. I had also dilated to a 3 and was 75% effaced. All of this together made my doctor believe it was necessary to admit me for monitoring, because I was in early labor.
I spent almost 24 hours in the hospital, hooked up to monitors for the babies' heart rates, contractions, and an IV. Eww. (needless to say, no sleep was had...even with an Ambien!!!) I had a good bit of contractions, mostly the first several hours I was there. They checked my progress every several hours and I did dilate to a 4, where I'm holding steady now.
Thankfully, the contractions calmed WAY down to just a few tiny "ant hills", I made no more progress overnight, my BP remained low for the majority of my stay, and the doctor cleared me to go home! BEST WORDS I'VE EVER HEARD!!!
I'm pretty much on bedrest and my mom is here taking care of Hudson and things around the house. She's awesome!
Yesterday was the wakeup call I needed to get 100% baby-ready!! I was so panicked the entire time...worrying about the babies, if they'd be OK to come this early, the fact that I didn't have our bags completely packed(funny that I posted about the hospital bag yesterday, huh?), if something happened in the middle of the night and I'd be alone, and worried about Hudson of course. My parents came up just in case and they took Hudson to get some dinner before coming back to tell me goodnight.
I'd say he enjoyed his dinner fit for a "king"!!
I got really emotional when they all left and I was all alone in the room. I hated saying goodbye to my sweet boy, not knowing if it'd be the last time I'd get to kiss him as my only child. He was precious, excited, and happy so that helped but I'm so thankful that I've been given at least one more day to prepare myself better for that part of it. I didn't realize how hard that would be on me.
Even though Joseph went home and packed bags, it's also nice to be able to repack on my own so I know everything is there. ;-)
We go back to the doctor for our 35 week checkup Wednesday and we'll see where we are then. Of course, if something happens before then, we could end up back at the hospital. I'm going to do my best to take it easy and rest as much as possible so these babies keep cookin' for another week or 2 or MORE!!!
I just wanted to take a minute to update you guys. Thoughts and prayers for healthy babies are greatly appreciated, whether they come in a week or 3 weeks!! Thanks friends!