Monday, May 17, 2010

Friday, May 14, 2010

36 weeks 5 days. I made it!

Last week we had a pre-term labor scare, and I was sent to the hospital after having strong contractions all morning, expecting to have a baby. I was 4cm dilated when we got to the hospital, got to 5, then had to lay in bed for 4 hours to get a dose of penicillin as a precaution. That's when everything slowed down and stopped. After an emotional roller coaster of a night, we went home the next morning, and everything had gone back to normal.

Then the next day I was told I should be on bedrest for a week, and if I could make it to 36 weeks 5 days, then it wouldnt matter when she decided to come out, I could have the Birth Center birth we had planned on all along. And I made it!! I dont know how anyone does bedrest for a long period of time. That was tough! But we made it through, and last night I timed contractions for 2.5 hours (til I got tired of it) and was on average 7 mins apart. We shall see how things go.

Belly pic coming soon :)