well, it's a good thing today was the last day of school because i am officially on bed rest.
it all started this morning with a little light spotting. i didn't really think much of it because it was a very very little bit. so i said goodbye to jake [who got on a plane to nebraska for a work trip...ya] and i went to work.
well, the spotting turned into something a little more so i called my doctor from work.
...and off to the hospital i went. .....with jake en route to nebraska. thankfully, my wonderful mother.in.law met me so i wasn't alone.
turns out...all those braxton hicks contractions weren't exactly that. i was 1 cm dilated and 90% effaced. and contracting regularly. once i got to the hospital, i definitely learned what a contraction feels like. ouch.
the good thing...it wasn't amniotic fluid. most likely spotting from cervical changes.
they initially gave me a shot to see if that would stop the contractions but it wasn't working so well. so, they tried procardia which seems to be doing the trick. and after a lot of waiting....i was sent home.
what now? i'm on bed rest for about two weeks [at which point i will be 36 weeks] and then we go from there. i need to stick to the meds every 6 hours until then. and i follow up with my doctor thursday.
i will be sure to keep you posted! thanks for all the care and concern!