We made our first nerve wracking trip to labor & delivery today, thankfully everything is ok.
Where to begin.... I'll start with saying baby girl hasn't been her normal, active self since Wednesday morning. It made me nervous, but she was still kicking every once in awhile so I was trying to stay calm.
Last night, Steve and I went for our usual walk with the dog and a little over half way home I started feeling bh contractions and cramps and I felt very nauseous and out of breath. I had to sit down. Steve ran the rest of the way home, got the car and came back to get me.
I drank some water, laid on my left side and I was having more bh contractions. After about an hour I felt a little better but I was still nauseous so I went to bed.
This morning I woke up feeling sick and the baby still wasn't active like she has normally been in the morning. I called my Dr's office and of course, she was in surgery. The nurse said she would get back to me when the Dr came in. So I waited and waited and finally got a call back 3 hours later. The nurse told me to go to labor and delivery and have them monitor the baby.
So to the hospital we went. I don't think I've ever been so nervous in my life. We were put in a room and a nurse came in to hook me up to the fetal monitor. Then came the longest 10 minutes of my life, she couldn't find the baby's heart beat. I was starting to feel panicked and I could see the worry on Steve's face. Thankfully, another nurse came in and found her little heart beat pretty quickly.
So after being monitored for an hour the nurse said everything looked good (her heart beat was between 140-150 and I had three contractions) of course, about 30 minutes into the test she was moving around like crazy, more than I have felt in days. The nurse said that they wanted to do an ultrasound to be 100% sure she was doing ok.
The ultrasound looked great, she is measuring at 27 weeks, 2 lbs 5 oz., we got to see her wave her hand and her little mouth was opening and closing- I was so excited and relieved to see her!
The nurse told me to take it easy this weekend, rest a lot, and up my fluids. She said with the weather this hot I could be getting a little dehydrated. If my contractions get stronger and more regular I am supposed to go back to the hospital.
I can't even express how thankful I am that she is ok.