Praying for you hun, I'd love any update when you can. Hopeing you were able to get things to settle down.
Sorry to update so late. Those contractions kept on until 2:30 in the morning. I even had my doula on alert. I finally sat down on my bed and said, "Ok God, if you're ready and Nate's ready, let's get this show on the road. Otherwise, I need all of this to settle down." Two seconds later, the contractions stopped. Just like turning a light switch on and off. I had to take a day and recover from all of that. I took benadryl before I went to bed last night and I actually slept. I told my doula today...since my cervix can still dilate above my cerclage, perhaps when they actually take my stitch out this time I'll be a good 7 cm instead of the usual 4. That would be heaven.
Went to the doc today for an NST. Nate looks great. Only minor contractions. And high blood pressure. It was 144/96 when I went in...so they kept me on the BP cuff for a while. I go back Thursday when I plan to talk to the OB about it. They let me go 'cause it got into the 130/80 range by the time I left.
Say some prayers though that Nate doesn't arrive Friday or Saturday. Ryan's at a men's retreat for church. It would be ok 'cause I have my doula, and I'm sure someone could get him back home in time (2.5 hours away), and all the kids are going somewhere Friday evening through the weekend except for Hannah, so I wouldn't be stretched to get her somewhere if need be...but anyway, we just hope he doesn't appear this weekend.
Last edited by ShiningLight; 10-05-2009 at 04:24 PM.
Glad to hear he's still cooking!! Hang on little man, and Mama. How are feeling hun?
Ok, all we've got to make it to is 17 more days. I'll be 35 weeks then. I got a call from a church we attended over the summer (we already have a new church home) and they're getting together plenty of boy clothes for us. I'm still incredibly amazed that God knows even the littlest things we need.
Ryan and Rachael
Parents to Chase, Abby, Hunter, Rachel, Caleb, Hannah & Nate
~Remembering sweet baby Oliver, born to Heaven October 20, 2009, & keeping Carole in our prayers~
That's awesome that you are getting the things you need! I was constantly in awe of how much God knew I needed not only my pregnancy, but also all the complications ended up being what I needed to grow in my walk with Him. I hope you keep Nate in even longer than 17 days!
Went to the doc for another NST today. Blood pressure was 131/69, which was great...but the contractions were showing up every 2-3 minutes. 'They wanted to know if they hurt, and I told them I felt them and they're annoying, but you have to understand I won't really start complaining about contractions until I'm around 6 cm. The doc wanted to check to make sure I wasn't dilating, but with my cerclage in, if my cervix was dilating, I know I'd see a bloody vaginal discharge from the stitch being strained. So I declined. I know the dilation, if any, is happening above my cerclage. I gained 2 lbs. I did inquire about when they'd take my cerclage out, which they said would be at 37 weeks. If I go into labor at all they'll take it out then also. So I asked if that was the scenario, if they'd take the stitch out and let me go home. The doc said it depended upon who was the attending that day. I was like...and you guys really expect that I will stay at the hospital just because I'm in active labor?
So now, instead of the usual "if you're having more than 5 contractions in an hour" rule, they said go in if they lasted more than 2 hours (already done that) or if they changed in intensity. 15 more days is all I need.
Just peeking into your lodge for the first time.
Congratulations on your newest little one on the way.
It's so great that you have the support of your church. That's so nice to have when you've got a big family to take care of.
Glad to hear that the NST went well. Hopefully, Nate will stay in for a while longer and you will be the birth you want!