To the astonishment of myself, my family, my friends, my doctor and the entire staff at my OBGYN’s office, I am still pregnant.
Here I sit, 37 weeks, 4 days pregnant with baby #5.
I have been having contractions EVERY 8-9 minutes for the last 36 hours.
I haven’t been able to sleep in days.
Late Saturday night, after talking with my Dr. we made a trip to L&D at the hospital with the possibility I was leaking amniotic fluid.
I got all situated in a little exam room and learned that I was dialated to 3 cm however since there was no fluid leaking after I was checked, it was ruled out that I was leaking fluid.
Since I was still dialated and having contractions, I got hooked up to the monitors and was observed.
My contractions continued for hours and were every 3-5 minutes.
This went on and on and on and on and on…..
Without any change.
By 8:30 in the morning and still no change (or sleep) I had enough and had the lovely nurse let my doctor know that I was making the decision to go home, eat and get some sleep.
And I did.
And I slept in between contractions.
Yesterday, the contractions continued (and still are) every 8-9 minutes.
I went in to the Dr office for a previously scheduled NST ( non-stress test). Everything with baby’s heartbeat was fine and my contractions were documented.
I came home and have been here since.
Every 8-9 minutes.
They are not fun.
They are uncomfortable.
The sad thing is that I am getting used to them.
I haven’t slept much since I’m giant and uncomfortable.
I had to kick Alex out of bed about 4:30 this morning so I could take over the bed and try to get comfortable.
And now…..here I sit.
And beyond ready to have this baby.
The staff at my OBGYN’s office said they hope to god they do not see me at my next scheduled appointment which is Thursday afternoon.
I am hoping for the same!