Tuesday, November 11, 2008

As If Things Couldn't Possibly Get More Exciting


Gah! You're probably wondering why I'm up and posting from my hospital bed at 4AM.
After yesterday's crazy action-packed episode, I was finally getting used to the idea of having an IV stuck in me for a few days and I was happy that Junior would be staying inside for a few more weeks.

Guess what?! I have been having contractions since yesterday afternoon-ish but had no idea they were contractions. Totally not what I expected. Why on earth didn't anyone tell me what contractions felt like?! Then my back started hurting every time I got one of those pains and then at night they were 3 min apart.

The night nurse came in to change my IV bag and I told her about the pain and discomfort. She got the OB-GYN and she checked me. I am 3 cm dilated. Gah! We're only 28 weeks pregnant today! I hope the contractions go away on their own and I still have some time to "incubate" Junior inside me for a bit.

I'll write more if I'm not in the delivery room in a few hours. They're keeping me under observation but will rush me back to Labour and Delivery if things progress or get worse. Luckily Hubby didn't make it back to "the Island" yet. He spent the night in Barrie (1 hr and a bit away from Toronto) and I called him at 3AM to give him the heads up. He's on his way back to the hospital now.

Oh! This is just way too much "excitement" for me to handle. All of a sudden, having an IV sticking out of my arm doesn't seem to bother me at all. It's nothing compared to the contractions!

20 comments:

Veronica said...

Are they giving you anything to stop the contractions? Or have they decided not to because of the possible infection?

Good luck with everything and feel free to update as often as you like. 28 weeks is so much better than 25 weeks, although still very stressful for you.

louann said...

Oh C, all of your posts just keep me on the edge of my seat!!! Always thinking of you C!

Anonymous said...

You're in all our thoughts and prayers! Hang in there! EA

Gadget Girl said...

Keeping you in my thoughts hope everything turns out okay!

fancypansy said...

Good Luck. Like Veronica, I am wondering if they are giving you anything to stop the contractions? There are medications that can be quite successful at this.

Dina said...

gosh Christine...can't you just be plain boring ?? All this excitement is worrying us to bits!
and please please please know we all are thinking about you J and JR.
love you !

Karen MEG said...

Miss, you are taking this live blogging thing to a whole other level!!! Jr is sure good at keeping you on your toes! I can barely keep up!!

Hang in there and good luck, and hope all goes well - I am so glad that John is headed back to be with you. Thank goodness!

Ellie said...

Okay, I am not sure what has been more closely followed, the U.S election or your story!! Thinking about you today, and update when you can.

J at www.jellyjules.com said...

Oh hon, I'm thinking of you! I hope Jr. can stay a bit longer, but gosh, if s/he can't, that's one popular little baby you have in there! I'm thinking of you and hoping all goes well.

Contractions SUCK, if I remember correctly. And I think I do. ;)

Deb said...

I am in awe that you have the energy to post with all that is going on. I'm thinking about you and junior. I keep talking about you and junior to some friends and they are all thinking about you too!

Cherry said...

I'm sending you calm, relaxing and contraction stopping thoughts!

You really are in a good place for all of this to be happening, and now Hubby is back by your side.

While we all await every update, you can be selfish and just not if you like. This is your show. Although, how cool to have all of this to look back on?

Keep 'em closed!

humpsNbump said...

OMG. Never a dull moment over there at Mt. Sinai. But hang in there and keep your spirits up. We're all thinking about you.

Autumn's Mom said...

What a roller coaster ride! I hope they've been able to stop the contractions. They do SUCK and on top of that feeling them in your back. Sorry honey!! We're all on pins and needles waiting to hear!!

xoxo

Anonymous said...

ooh! conntractions in your back are not fun! I had back labour only, with my daughter, so I feel your pain!!

I think you and Junior are keeping all of us on our seats! hang in there!
-J

Fruitful Vine said...

My prayers are with you my dear.

Starshine said...

Wow, C! So much going on! Take good care of yourself, and I'll say a prayer for you.

caninecologne said...

i am glad that you caught your husband before he got back to the island. i would be an emotional wreck if my husband wasn't there in a time like that.

oh my gosh c - i am totally riveted to this! and you are awesome sneaking in some time to update your friends. are you doing this all lying down? : )sounds like you are in good spirits too. having a positive attitude makes a big difference.

seriously, i am thinking good thoughts and sending them your way!

Veronica said...

Just checking in to see of you've updated. Thinking of you today, okay?

Veronica said...

if* you've updated. Gah, I hate types.

Uncivil said...

push push....no...stay stay?
Hope junior can hold out for another week or two?
Double hugs!

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