Monday, July 28, 2008

First Trip to Labor and Delivery

And not a fun one. Tim and I had big plans for this Saturday, none of which involved spending most of the afternoon in the hospital.

Friday I woke up in the middle of the night with some really intense cramps, they were coming about every 30 minutes or so and continued on through morning. I called my doc and he said I should go to L&D to get checked just in case, as I'm still pretty early. So Tim and I rush around getting showered and dressed and head to Zeeland. I got all hooked up to the monitors and was checked. Thankfully I'm not dilating or thinning out at all so that's good. As soon as I was hooked up to the monitor all my "contractions" stopped. They watched baby and I for a few hours and her heart rate and movements were strong so they sent us home. Apparently I'm overdoing it and not getting enough fluids and rest so I was ordered to rest for the weekend with my feet up (it was kind of fun having Tim wait on me!).

This "practice" trip to L&D reassured me so much about having picked Zeeland. The staff was wonderful and so great about answering all my questions. They took great care of us.

Hopefully that was a one time thing but I'm still having some uncomfortable cramps this morning, I'm just trying to slow down and destress my life as much as possible!

25 Weeks now! Only 15 to go until our due date!

1 comment:

amber said...

so glad everything is ok and there were no more contractions at the hospital. sorry about the cramping today. lay down and take it easy! that little girl has some more growing to do! lots of love and hugs from us!