I ended up going to Labor & Delivery at the hospital last night. I did not have the baby and everything is fine.
I had a lot of contractions early Sunday morning and despite that, I went to church anyways. Contractions continued and picked up to every few minutes. I was feeling really “off” and uncomfortable. I went to bed after we came home and fell asleep for a couple hours. The contractions slowed down and although I was woken by a few of them, they eventually mostly went away. I took it easy the rest of the afternoon and then we went to our lifegroup get together at 6 pm. While there, my contractions picked back up and I was really uncomfortable. I also felt like I had a fever. I debated just going home and going to bed but after talking to my friend, I decided to call the doctor. Better to be safe than sorry. Doctor told me to head to the hospital.
Everything checked out ok. I am not dilated at all and the monitor wasn’t even picking up most of my contractions. While laying in the hospitail bed on my side, the contractions gradually slowed down once again. Joshua looked “awesome” which relieved me, as I had been a little concerned about him since he had been unusually active all day. I was monitored for a little over an hour and then they sent me home with strict orders to stay off my feet for the next few days.
I think I just did too much over the weekend. At this point, Joshua can come. I’m 37 weeks, so full term. But it’s still a little early and unless it’s obvious I’m in active labor or my water breaks, they’re not going to do the c-section until June 16th. And in the meantime, obviously my body plans to protest if I overdo it. So for my health, I have been be “good” and rest.
I have been ordered by the nurses, my husband, and good friend to stay off my feet entirely today. And I have. My sweet husband is working from home and the kids are being pretty good so they are letting him work. I was able to sleep in, which felt very good, and I’ve been trying to stay hydrated and rest a lot. I’ve had a few contractions today but they weren’t as uncomfortable as yesterday and no more than 2-3 in an hour (which is pretty normal at this point anyways.)
We have such good friends and I am so thankful for them and our wonderful church family. Our lifegroup friends kept Nathan & Emily for us while Nate & I went to the hospital last night. We didn’t have anything extra with us for a possible over night stay (my bag is mostly packed, but it was at home 45 minutes away!) But they were so great and I was so thankful for their help. It made a potentially stressful situation much easier.
I guess that’s the “latest” for now. Thanks for thinking of us.