Wednesday, April 9, 2008
~One never knows what one day will hold~
Well...yesterday...we went to my weekly non-stress test and ultrasound for baby and when I sat down for the non-stress test, I started having MAJOR contractions...which the moniter was recording. Then they did the ultrasound and baby looked fine, but I was still having the contractions. So, that office called my midwife who asked me to come in to the hospital for observation. Long story short, we dropped off our kids to my sister, and then ran to the hospital and spent 5 hours in the hospital with me having contractions nearly the whole time. Then they gave me some medicine to try to slow down the contractions and that helped. My midwives were relieved to see that the contractions...though intense...weren't bringing on real labor. They sent me home on strict bed rest...(and I'm obeying) and said that I'll probably have to put up with these contractions due to the extra fluid, but just to watch that they don't become too intense and STAY intense. Today I took that YUCKY 3 hour blood sugar test to see if I have gestational diabetes which could have caused the extra fluid. (Since I had to go to my midwife app. on Monday, my non-stress test and ultrasound for baby on Tuesday and my 3 hour blood sugar test on Wednesday...Phillip teasingly told me to ask my midwives HOW I'm supposed to be on strict bed rest and still go to all of my doctor's appointments. =D) Thanks for your prayers...I'm trying to be careful to keep baby inside as long as we can.