Let me start by saying I hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas!!! We had a great time with our families! My activity restriction meant all festivities took place in our living room. We
gathered with the Lipscombs on Tuesday night and the Malones yesterday afternoon/evening. I think it is safe to say a good time was had by all!
Well, our prayers were answered once again. We made it through Christmas without going into labor! Dr. B is officially back in the office! I saw him with my own 2 eyes! If you can recall, that was not exactly planned. I took the last dose of my medicines yesterday evening. As of this morning, I am drug free and off bedrest!!! Oddly enough, I started to have contractions this morning. They were about 5 minutes apart when I started paying attention. Around lunch, they were about 4 minutes apart and I was getting a little more uncomfortable. I decided it would be a good idea to let Dr. B know. Sure enough, he wanted me to come into the office.
The short version is no dilation. Just contracting anywhere from every 2-5 minutes. He admitted me to triage for monitoring. The little guy is tolerating this increased activity very well and he passed the non-stress test with flying colors. Due to the lack of dilation, they sent me on home. It was a relief to know he was handleing things just fine. However, I am quite uncomfortable/painful at this point! Well, at least every few minutes anyway. Lovely!
So my request...something's gotta give!! My cervix needs to just go ahead and dilate OR these contractions need to go away. At this point, the first option sounds pretty good to me!! If I am going to be in this kind of pain, I would rather get on with the show! Dr. B thinks the little one is around 6 pounds! Not so little anymore... I also ran into Dr. C at the hospital and he was so thrilled with the progress! (I haven't seen him since I left the hospital in October) I told him I have been trying my best to prove him wrong since 24 weeks. He just laughed and gave me a hug! It is good to know he is working tonight as well...just in case! Both doctors feel good about the health of the baby if he were to be born from here on out.
Now we are playing the waiting game. They discharged me from triage with orders to call if I "have more than 5 contractions an hour." Does 16 an hour count? Yeah...this could be a long night...or few days...or weeks...yikes!!!
We'll update with changes!
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