Frustration is going to the hospital with the Dr’s permission expecting to have your water broken and have a baby then leaving almost 8 hours later with your bag of waters still intact and no baby.
That was my day yesterday.
I woke up yesterday morning and things felt off. I was still experiencing contractions, as usual, but these contractions were new and stronger.
After almost 2 hours of no change in them regardless of what I was doing, we called the Dr’s office and they asked me to come in and have things checked out.
First the nurse practitioner made an attempt to check me but since I have this crazy tilted and uncooperative cervix she was havinga difficult time so she asked the other Dr at the practice to check me, since mine was out and in surgery.
The Dr determined me to be dialated 5cm and 90% thinned and felt baby was in a great position. After talking to my Dr on the phone, it was decided that we would head to the hospital and she would most likely break my water since she was there and we could get things moving.
From there, things just went downhill for us.
We arrived at the hospital excited and ready to get things moving so we could finally meet our little guy.
When we got up to L&D we were directed to triage because my Dr wanted to check me herself. My Dr determined that I hadn’t made any change from the previous week and left me in triage to be observed and rechecked in 2 hours.
2 hours came and went and I was checked by a labor nurse who said I was now dialated to 4cm. Yay, we had made progress, this was a good thing! Then I was checked again by the same Dr who had checked me at my OBGYN office and she said I was definitely 5cm.
After a call to my Dr, it was decided that we would stay in triage and see if things progressed and she would be back to check me herself after the office closed.
Shortly after 6pm my Dr arrived at the hospital to check me and she again said that I hadn’t made any change and she was sending me home with some Vicodin so I could get some rest.
Here I am, the day after, pregnant, still contracting, at home, and waiting for baby. I have an appointment tomorrow (Thursday) for an NST and am hoping we can get some kind of plan in place since I am 39 weeks on Friday. I have NEVER been this pregnant before and my body is not enjoying it and neither am I.
Here’s hoping our little guy decides to join us soon!