Sunday, June 21, 2009

Bedrest :(

It has been a long day! Sunday morning I woke up at 3:00 sick to my stomach. By 9:00 I still sick and Dallin was worried about me getting dehydrated, so we decided to go to the instacare. They told us we need to go to Labor and Delivery. I felt really silly at this point. Who goes to the hospital for a stomach virus?

So we headed across the street to labor and delivery. The nurse hooked me up to an IV to get some fluids in me and takes some blood to make it wasn't something more serious. She also hooked the babies up to a heart monitor and hooked me up as well to make sure I wasn't having contractions. The babies were fine and there was some activity on my monitor but assured me that it wasn't contractions and just an upset stomach. The blood tests came back fine and the nurse said I could go after the IV was finished. She decided since I was at the hospital anyway she would check my cervix and I was 3cm dilated! I guess it was more than just an upset stomach going on. The doctor said I have probably been having small contractions since I was about 25 weeks but didn't realize what they were. They gave me a steriod shot to help the babies lungs develop and started my on some medication that stops me from contracting.

The doctor decided to monitor me for a few more hours (turned into 5 hours) to make sure I wasn't in labor. After 5 hours I was still at a 3 and that I could go home. He also said I was on "strict bedrest". That means I have to stay home and lay on my side all day. I can only get up for the essentials (food, potty breaks, shower).

I'm 32 weeks right now and they really want the babies to stay in until at least 34 weeks. I go back to the hospital tomorrow for another steroid shot and to check my cervix.

On a good note, I will have lots of time to read. Any good books?