Looks like Nora is probably coming early

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Looks like Nora is probably coming early

(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.

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:bigarmhug: I'm so sorry you're dealing with another preemie, but I am keeping you in my thoughts and prayers for an easy, uneventful birth and healthy, chunky baby girl! Ultimately, I hope they can stop your labor so you can bake her a few more weeks, but if not, good luck meeting your lovely little one!! KUP!!

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I am praying for you and your little one. Hang in there - you are going to the hospital and that is what is best. Little Nora has plans of her own!

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Was the mucus plug with bloody show or without? If it was without...you could still have quite a bit of time left. I have been having pretty strong contractions on and off for a couple of weeks now...ones that I can feel. They pick up at like every 5-10 minutes on the monitor at the hospital. Nothing is happening...because I still have my cerclage in Smile I really hope you can get 2 more weeks under your belt!! We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers!

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I was 33 weeks whit DD when that happened to me. I ended up at the hospital on mag. sulfate for 3 days so that I could get the steroid shot for her lungs. After that, I went on to being induced at 36 weeks and 5 days. Hang in there, this may not be the end. Have you had the steroid shots yet??? If not, they may try to keep her in long enough for that??? as they say, a day in the womb is worth a week in the NICU

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Thinking of you and sweet Nora!

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Sending prayers your way!

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Oh wow. Stay strong! Thinking of you.....

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Glad I plugged my phone in to charge!!! Will be a more ready BB now! (I couldn't even find my phone this morning... I'm useless!).

I hope because you're still not dilating they can maybe still stop things- even if it means bed rest or whatever. That said, if Nora is ready to be born, maybe there is a good reason.... will keep you in my thoughts for sure!!!!

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Any updates??

Thinking of you guys!

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Praying for you and Nora!!!

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"JDBabyHopes" wrote:

Any updates??

Thinking of you guys!

I'm sorry. I ended up at me OB's office and then my Peri's office. Then, I had to go the pharmacy on my way home where my escipt hadn't shown up, called the doc, phone died.... Blah blah blah, came home, ate and wiped out on the couch! It's been a long couple of days.

I'm on Procardia and bed rest. I just took my first dose so I'm still having contractions that feel like bad menstrual cramps. Time to wait and see how things go from here.

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Kayla, I hope things slow down for you (((bake, Nora, bake!)))

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Ditto to PP. Praying for the both of you!

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Glad to hear they're slowing/stopping things for now so that she can bake a little while longer! Bake, Nora, bake!! Smile

Thanks for the update! Keeping you guys in my thoughts!