If words like "cervix" and "thinned" gross you out then don't read this post.
I had my regular OB appointment August 4th and because we were getting ready to head to Lake Powell and I'd had a little stomach tightening my doctor decided to do an internal. I HATE internals. It doesn't matter how many times I get them done or that I have already had a baby, my knees always jerk together. I can't help it.
Anyway, I was shocked to find out I had been contracting quite a bit. I don't really feel any pain with my contractions until after my water breaks. At least it was that way with Millie and so far the same deal with this pregnancy. I was dilated to a 2 and 50% effaced. Dr. Rappleye sent me straight to the hospital to be monitored.
I was so freaked out! Luckily I wasn't contracting so they gave me a steroid shot and told me to come back tomorrow for another one. With lots of prayers we made it through those crucial 48 hours after receiving my shots and now we are playing the waiting game.
When you hear someone is on bedrest, there is always a part of me that thinks, "Lucky Rats, I want to sit in bed all day". Of course I know that really it would be awful, but it does sound a bit relaxing when you're not the one stuck there.
I have never been so frustrated. It's so hard to sit here and have someone else do everything for me. I am only allowed to get up to go to the bathroom. I can't even sit up to eat. The heartburn that comes with eating laying down is horrific. Sometimes I just want to cry. It never feels like my food is totally settled, it's always in my throat.
I had a follow up Tuesday, Aug 11 and I am still dilated to a 2, but now I'm 70-80% effaced. I hit 29 weeks tomorrow and am doing good. At this point I will have a check up every Tuesday and hope things don't progress too much more. As long as I can stay at a 2 I will be happy. I'll let you know how Tuesday goes.