Woke up feeling like I had some gas pain which to me signals contraction. I already had an appointment for an NST and meeting with the OB in the afternoon so I didn't bother calling in to report or anything.
Got a call from my mother about an hour before my own appointment. My dad was in the hospital due to a kidney stone. So I went a bit early to visit with him before my appointment. Honestly, I kind of felt like today might be the day, so I found it really funny that things were setting themselves up like a sitcom. My dad trying to pass a kidney stone in one room, me delivering babies in another, and my mother running back and forth. But no to both. Great set-up, no payoff.
My NST confirmed that I am having contractions. Seriously, I can't feel them. That concerns me a little bit. My mother says she didn't know she was in labor until it got pretty late in the process. So here's hoping that if anything amps up, I'm able to feel it and get myself there in time to do a steroid shot and get prepped for the c-section.
Ok folks, here's the deal. I think this is likely to go down on Monday or Tuesday. They have me collecting urine for 24 hours this weekend, they've done all sorts of swabs to make sure I don't have any diseases that require antibiotics, and my blood pressure is a bit elevated along with some major foot swelling problems. We're thinking that pre-eclampsia is sneaking up on me. If my blood pressure is still elevated on Monday, we're going to take that as a yes and probably deliver the babies within a day or two. And honestly, I don't even know if I'm going to make it to Monday without going into labor naturally. I just have that hunch that this pregnancy is finishing up.
Oh, and a quick note to Bleeding Tulip - Ya know how I was all smug about my lack of hemroids and I gave you advice on how to avoid them? I hereby revoke my smugness as my husband is at the store getting me some Tucks medicated wipes.
So that's the updates! And now, belly pics and nursery pics.
|Also 34 weeks|
|Swollen feet and a cat with a foot fetish|