Sunday, April 13, 2008

Just call me MISERABLE

So I know it's not the nicest thing for me to do right now, complaining that is, but it seems I have nothing else to blog about these days. For the past 5 days I have been sitting around the house doing nothing. It's not that I don't have things to do (laundry, cleaning, organizing) but that these things along with almost everything I do causes me pain. You see I woke up last Thursday with contractions. It was about 4 in the morning so I took a bath knowing that sometimes that will soothe your body and calm them down. Well that didn't work, so I tried to just get some rest. I got back to sleep only to keep waking up with the slightly painful little buggers. When we woke up at around 8 I told Nick that it may be THE day(althought they weren't that painful so I had my doubts). So he went down stairs to clean up. We both got our showers and everything was working out wonderful. So at around 10 we went to the hospital. They hooked me up to the machines (baby's heart and contraction) and not too long into it I had my first contraction. I felt glad that I wasn't making it up in my head. Turns out I was having them every 4-6 minutes. So the nurse comes in to check my dilation and of course can't get to my cervix (she even tried pulling it down, good times) . This has always been a problem for me. I have a tilted uterus and I guess the rest of my insides around there are messed up as well. So she calls in another lady to "find" it. The lady does find it and I was only 1/2 a centimeter dilated. Not quite the news I was hoping for. However, I was 50% effaced and -1 (which means the head is very close to being in my pelvis). They told me that I will have to progress some more before it's actual labor (which I had already figured out). In order to be discharged I had to have the doctor come in. He said after looking at everything that he figured I would be back in this week. I was like, "You think I will have her this week?" He said he did think so, which would be good because my doctor would be back from his Disney (Tokyo Disney) trip by then. So here it is Monday morning and I am still feeling contractions and lower back pain. It's weird sometimes I will have them as close as every 5 minutes, but after a few they taper off. It could very well be that I am having them more than I realize because I wasn't feeling every one that the monitor had picked up on Thursday. But to be honest, I am tired and so ready for this baby to come. Some other FUN symptoms have popped up as well but I won't go into detail about that, let's just say it makes things even more painful and hard to walk with. I have a doctor appointment in the morning at 8:30 to get some kind of bacterial test done. I know he will want to check me with all that's been going on so I am going to ask if he will go ahead and strip my membranes then. What a good way to start your birthday right? All I know is that if it ends with me seeing her, turning 27 may not be so bad after all.


Kari (GrannySkywalker) said...

Patience, patience! Kara's not due for 3 more weeks. She'll be fine if she comes before then, but if she takes the whole 3 weeks, it's because she's fat and happy right where she's at. Don't rush it - you'll have plenty of sleep deprived moments in your future as it is. lol
Love ya'll!
P.S. You'll know it's true labor for sure if no matter what you do, how you lay or where you walk, you just can't get comfortable and your stomach starts getting rock hard with those contractions. Just talking about this is giving me flashbacks...I think I'm going to bed. I'm getting queasy just remembering my time at Eglin. ha!

Abbie said...

If I read that correctly, happy belated b'day. Glad you blogged, was quite worried about you.

Sandi McBride said...

I had those lousy false labor pains (got some kind of weird name, probably named after a man...)for about a month before Michael was born...drove me crazy and to the hospital a few times...the last 10 days before he was born the doc put me to walking...said it would help in delivery. Maybe yes maybe no, but I think yes...and the (is it Hicks?) contractions eased down quite a bit.
Aunt Sandi