So I was in the hospital the other night. I was having contractions 2 minutes apart, and thought my water broke. The contractions weren't painful...more like menstrual cramps. But they were coming more than six/hour, so I had to call. My doc said, "You need to come in."
So my wonderful neighbor came over (and while we were gone, folded laundry, washed dishes, and picked up toys, God bless her) while the boys were sleeping and we headed to L&D. I was pretty sure I was going into labor at 34 weeks/5 days.
I was relatively nervous, for several reasons, but mainly because the last bio-physical profile I had showed that she was transverse. I thought I'd felt her flip last week, but couldn't be sure. I'm also just not ready! I JUST washed all of her clothes, and I literally packed my hospital bag right before we left. She doesn't even have a place to sleep yet! Eek!
So after being hooked up to all the machines, I was definitely contracting. But they tested my fluid and thank God...it wasn't amniotic fluid. They also did a test (can't think of the name for the life of me) that shows a less than 1% chance that I'll go into pre-term labor. Which makes me a lot less nervous. I was less than 1 cm dilated and 0% effaced, so in no way was I in labor.
They did give me a BPP that night, and this baby is weighing EIGHT pounds, four ounces!!! And measuring 38-39 weeks! I know that can be off a bit, but they say from 1 lb to 1.5 lb. That means she could still be 7 lbs right now. So now it's a catch 22. I don't want to go into early labor, but I also don't want a 12 pound baby!!
They were concerned that her size is due to possible gestational diabetes, so I get to have that fun 3 hour test tomorrow (both of my one-hours have come back normal - not even close to danger zone). But there's also the chance that she's just a large baby!
So I'll have my glucose test tomorrow, and in the meantime stay hydrated and "rested" (hahahahaha. I've been ordered to lay on the couch most of the day. I think that's happened for a total of an hour today). Hopefully I won't have any birth updates within the next 2 weeks. I'm 35 weeks today! :)