(A note to Mara, my Birth Buddy: I didn't text you last night because I didn't want to take the chance that I would be waking you up. I have your number and will text you later to know what is going on.)
I know some of you are already aware of my trip to L&D last night. I didn't post this on FB, but I was actually at the hospital on Saturday morning as well. I was having irregular menstrual like cramps that started around 7am. We decided to go up to the hospital around 10:30 to check things out. I was not dilated any but I was having contractions show up on the monitor. The doctor ordered a shot of terbutaline and that stopped them. They sent me home and told me to come back if I had 5 or more in an hour. I started having some contractions again in the early part of the evening but very irregular. I would have a few in a row and then things would get quiet for a bit. That continued through the night and through Sunday. Sunday night things picked up enough that I decided to go back. I left Jason at home because Jordan was in bed. It was around 10:30 and I didn't want to drag people out of bed to come stay with her. They picked up in frequency and once they got me hooked up, I was having them anywhere from 2 to 4 minutes apart. My cervix was not dilated (I HATE HATE HATE getting checked. It hurts, especially when your cervix is still posterior.) I was definitely having too many contractions though so the doctor ordered a shot of terbutaline again. I really wanted to refuse it. It's a temporary fix and I hate having things unnecessarily injected into my body (and Nora's). However, I really felt like I should at least try to get things stopped and my doctor wouldn't have been available to me for at least 8 hours from that time. After discussing things with the doctor on call, I agreed to the shot. It slowed them down to about one an hour and they sent me home.
So... I went to be about 2am but woke up about once an hour or so with a contraction and to go to the bathroom. At 6am I had a pretty strong one that woke me up and was one of the most painful ones yet. I went to the bathroom and felt something strange. I knew what was coming, even though I didn't have this happen with Jordan. I looked and sure enough, some or all of my mucus plug came out.
I feel like they are picking up in frequency again. I'm about to shower so that I can be ready to go to the hospital or to my doctor's office. I don't think they will try to stop labor at this point and since I'm a repeat c/s, I really don't know what the plan will be. All I know is that it doesn't look like my uterus is going to let Nora stay in there much longer. That is really hard on me. I'm feeling a lot of sadness and guilt that my body is going to force her to be here sooner than she should be. I'm just glad that I'm 34 weeks now and not any less. That is definitely something to be grateful for.