In a previous post, I shared the experience DH and I had with the registry. What I didn't share was that I was experiencing pain during that time. I thought it was related to the fibroids that I have. So I took some ibuprofen and thought it would help just as it did before. Well it didn't. The pain woke me up in the wee hours of the morning. Mostly the back pain. tried to deal with it the best that I could without waking DH. I manage as best as I could. Usually I wake up around 5:45am and just lay in bed until around 6:30. The pain was so bad that I decided to take a hot shower hoping it would ease the back pain. When it didn't I made up in my mind to buy a heating pad to take to work with me. As DH was driving me to work the pain worsened so I had him pull over so I could call the DR on call. We proceeded to Wal-mart which is 5mins from my job to get the heating pad while waiting on a return call. Well the oncall DR called and I was told to go to labor and delivery to be seen. While there, they monitored me for contractions and ordered an ultrasound. Had the ultrasound and thought everything was fine. However I was asked to get back on the bed to have more pics done by another nurse. DH asked if everything fine and was told by the nurse that they weren't allowed to discuss the results with us. We get back to labor and delivery and the DR comes in and orders something for the pain while he waits on the results from the u/s. He comes in and says that he has viewed them and that my cervix was measuring 1 inch which causes contractions and indicates a sign of early labor. He said that it was still closed but that I would have to be admitted. I couldn't stop the tears. How and why was this happening. To shorten this story a bit....I spent the last 4 days in the hospital on the perinatal high risk floor. Now I'm home but still on bed rest and I have to take medication to keep my cervix from shortening and progesterone shots (given by a nurse) once a week for the fibroids. AND I'm on bed rest. For how long I don't know.
I never would've predicted this happening. Especially at 20 weeks. Very glad and relieved that the baby is okay and my cervix has grown to 2.2 inches and remains closed. I surely missed you ladies.