Contractions and cervical thinning
Well, here we go......
I've been having contraction on and off for a few weeks but yesterday was a pretty bad day. I had mots of lower back pain that was unrelenting with position changes. After I got home i was nauseated and just felt bed in general. So today i went for a check up and although I wasn't dilated, the length had decreased by enough that he was concerned. I had also started to develop some swelling, my BP was up some, and i had gained 3 pounds in 6 days..... Since I had only gained 12 pounds total, and my rings are tight, i know its fluid. I am trying to be more conscious about drinking water and taking rest breaks.
So, off i went for my first beta methasone injection, will get another tomorrow. They also took me to no more than 4 hours a day for work. This shouldn't be an issue until the new semester starts in January. Luckily i work with fantastic people that will cover my stuff for me without issue. I have about 4 months of leave time accrued, and if i have to use it before delivery, they have assured me that they will donate leave time for me. I had planned to take 6 months off, 2 of those would be without pay and benefits but i had already kind of planned for that. I am hoping that I can be creative with scheduling and make it to delivery, which i am just really hoping to get to 35 weeks now.
If I can avoid the NICU this time, that will be the gold medal. Tt at was so hard last time, i just dont want to go through that again.