3 days ago
Sunday, February 24, 2008
So after I wrote my blog yesterday I had continual pain in my back. I really thought it was a pulled muscle or a UTI. I called the OB on call and he said to make sure everything is okay to go to the hospital and have them monitor me and do a urine test.
Jason was in Rockford and so he couldn't go with me. I am so blessed my mom lives five minutes from CDH(the hospital), so I picked her up on the way. We walked into Labor and Delivery. They checked me in...and they told me I had to take my clothes off. I wasn't too keen on that. But I did as I was told and I laid in the hospital bed as they checked the heartbeat and the movement of the baby.
The nurses at the hospital were wonderful. Very sweet, nurturing, and answered any and all questions. It was fun being in the hospital with my mom...we talked and she kept my mind off of what was going on.
The nurse came in and looked at the heartbeat and said that everything looks okay. She said that there is some irritability with the baby. That means when I don't drink enough I can have some contractions related to dehydration.
I then saw the doctor and he did an internal....I told him I didn't shave and I felt really bad. He just smiled. He said that I am not dilated or anything and am fully closed. He also mentioned the head is now at the top of my belly button. So the baby turned the opposite direction that it needs to turn.
My mom asked the doctor if I could deliver a little earlier...a couple days and he said no if we do a c-section we do it at 39 weeks. So I won't get to have Janna there for the birth...which I have to be okay with.
Next, I am feeling a little shame because I hadn't shaved for the doctor, he had to do an internal, and the nurse turns to me and whispers...honey next time you come in so you know, your gown opening goes in the back, not the front! I got so red! Oh my!
So that was my Saturday. Everything is good with the baby, no early labor, and the last thing the doctor said to me was...your 35 weeks, well honey you have awhile to go yet before the baby is born. So much for my thought that the baby would be born sometime in the 20's of March!