Thursday, October 9, 2008

Labor & Delivery, Takes 1 and 2

All day yesterday my belly was really hard. It was a lot like Braxton Hicks contractions, but it was constant all day long. Around 7pm Ed convinced me to call my dr. So I did and was told to head right over to Labor & Delivery. I was just expecting a bit advice to stay off my feet and maybe go to the office tomorrow. But I went right in for a Non-Stress Test (NST) to be sure I wasn't having contractions.

Everything checked out contractions, EJ's heart rate and movement was good, and my urine tested fine. So they sent me home. My dr said that if I still felt this way in the morning to go into the office.

And that's just what I did. I didn't sleep too well since my belly was so uncomfortable so I called my dr's office first thing this morning and they had me come in at 11 am. The appt went fine and they determined that my water had not broke, and my cervix was high, thick and closed. Yeah! I was then sent back to L&D for another NST. Better to be safe than sorry the nurse said. I was there for almost two hours and they concluded that all was well. Their best guess was that EJ had gotten himself into a comfy position and was just pressing on the front of my uterus making it very firm. In essence, his tush is sticking out and he's mooning the world. LOL.

I was told to just be a couch potato for the next few days and hopefully the little man will move around and get into a better position for me. Everyone in L&D was great and never made me feel silly for worrying over something so simple.

So now I'm exhausted from the stress and the lack of sleep and hopefully I can get a good nap in. This weekend is our fifth anniversary (hence the 101103 in my Nest name). We didn't have a ton planned, just dinners out and walking around the city a bit. But now we'll cut the walking around bit short and just enjoy hanging out with each other.

Oh, and as our tradition goes, we'll be watching our wedding video Saturday night which always ends up with us cracking up at our drunken-selves dancing at the end of our reception to "Paradise by the Dashboard Light". It really is quite hilarious!


Malloryn said...

Phew, glad to hear that everything is ok! You have quite a little exhibitionist there ;)

The nursery is looking great by the way. Have a happy anniversary!

Anonymous said...

Whew, Maria, glad you and EJ are doing okay. Rest is good for you, I highly recommend it. Hope you and Ed enjoy your anniversary. Congratulations.

Newt said...

Ack, I'm sorry you had a scare. Glad everything checked out (I know how you feel being grateful that the staff doesn't treat you like an idiot). Hope EJ calms down for you!

And what a lovely anniversary tradition! Have a great one!

Lisa said...

Hi - de-lurking to tell you to have a great anniversary this weekend. I am really happy that everything is okay!

Nine said...

Happy anniversary! I love your tradition!

I'm glad to hear that everything is alright and EJ's just snuggling in!

Katie said...

I'm glad that everything is ok! Hope you had an awesome anniversary!

Tracy said...

I'm so glad everything is okay, Maria! It's always better to be safe and reassured.

Happy anniversary! :)