Oh I was hoping it wasn't going to come to this until I was indeed ready to deliver. I went to my 31week perinatologist appointment today and everything looked fine on the screen and then I got strapped to the fetal monitor and wow was I having contractions. I couldn't feel them. Apparently since my last week visit, I have been having some braxton hicks contractions pretty regularly...like 4+ an hour. I guess I should have called my doc!
Well the perinatologist told me to head straight over the hospital and check myself in and that I would be there over night. Clark came and has been here ever since. What a sweet heart :) I was hooked up to an IV. I got a steroid shot in my bum so the babies lungs can develop a little quicker. I was still having contractions 2-3 mins apart so they gave me a shot called tribudaline so my muscles including my cervix could relax. The contractions then were about 4-5mins so I got another shot. Finally they started to be about 10 mins apart so I got one more shot. No more shots until tomorrow morning when I get the steroid shot in my bum again. Good thing needles and shots don't bother me too much. I just dont want to be nauseous!
An OB from my practice came and checked me and my cervix is closed! Good! Stay that way please!!!
I just took a pill called procardia. It is used to treat high blood pressure and to control chest pain. It works by relaxing the blood vessels so the heart does not have to pump as hard. It also increases the supply of blood and oxygen to the heart. It can be used during pre-term labor too.
I FINALLY just ate too. I hadn't eaten since 8:30am...hospital food never sounded so good.
I hope to be able to go home tomorrow around 3:00pm. I'm guessing I will be on bed rest though...Good thing I already had my baby shower and took my maternity pics yesterday!
Now for some GOOD NEWS! Our babies are still head down and the ultra sound tech showed me that they have hair on their head! It was pretty cool too see!
I've never stayed at a hospital over night so good luck to meeeee! Thanks for all those who have showed love and support :) Let's hope they stay in there until 36-37 weeks!
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