Monday, June 6, 2011

35 Weeks

Well our household had an interesting night last night (which at 35 weeks, 6 days it applies to this blog!). After about 3.5 hours of pretty regular contractions I finally called my doula, Jade. She advised me to go ahead and call Labor & Delivery. The advice I got was pretty standard since I'm under 36 week, they said come on in. Once we were there, DH and I went to a triage room and I gave a urine sample and then got hooked up to the monitors. ....on a side note, do you realize how hard it is to pee in a cup when you can't see into the toilet??? It was ridiculously hard.... It was neat to be able to hear the baby's heartbeat. Also very strange to see my contractions and the correlation of his heartbeat and my contraction (during one his hb would speed up). Anyways, turns out I was hydrated enough and because I was only about 1.5 hours short of 36 weeks the midwife on call said she wouldn't want to give me anything to stop labor. I could in fact be in early labor, but I wasn't dilated at all so she gave me an ambien to "make my uterus go to sleep". She just told me to come back if any of the normal things happened: water broke, bleeding, contractions were so bad I couldn't walk or talk through them.

So I took the ambien and promptly fell asleep (but that could have been just because it was 11:30 at night!). I woke up a few times to more contractions and they have continued today, but not serious enough for me to want to count them. I know they are happening pretty frequently, and we've resolved the fact that we probably won't have a July baby, though hopefully he'll stay nice and comfortable until AFTER the weekend because we are going to GA for our baby shower! I'm super excited about it. I just hope baby C cooperates :)

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