At work on Thursday, I started having contractions which I timed at 8 minutes apart.
I could tell they were stronger than the ones I was having a couple of weeks ago, because during my first hospital visit, I could see on the monitor that I was having contractions, but I couldn't feel them. This time, I was feeling them. I was even kind of getting that crampy feeling.
(FYI, I work at the Richfield hospital, and I am delivering at the Gunnison hospital. Dr. Judy was out of town all of last week, so...)
With the help and advice of the girls at work, we talked to a few nurses at the Richfield hospital, and my doctors office in Gunnison, and decided I should be admitted for another NST. I just stayed at the Richfield hospital because doc wasn't even available, so if I had to be seen by another doctor either way I might as well just be seen in Richfield since I was already there.
By the time they hooked me up to the monitors, my contractions were 4 minutes apart. Once the doctor had checked me to see if I had started dilating, I was, in his words, "Contracting up a storm." Since I was only dilated to a 1, he said to go ahead and go home, and it was either going to go 1 of 2 ways: I would either really be in labor, or the contractions would subside with a little R&R. But, at this point, I am far enough along that he didn't want to stop my contractions.
Sure enough, with a little R&R, the contractions eased up, and we are still just waiting...
Although I am getting very anxious and excited for our little girl to get here, I feel better knowing she has more time to develop inside my tummy, and doc will be here to deliver;)
Hopefully our next post will be the announcement of our baby girl.