Tuesday, March 25, 2008

False Alarm

I just got home from the hospital. I had a very busy day at work yesterday... and when I got home from work, I was just exhausted. I started having a few contractions, so I layed down. The contractions kept coming, so I actually went to bed. Later yet, I was awakened by stronger contractions, still about 5 minutes apart.

So, off to the hospital I went. I actually left Benson home with the kids with the thought that they would be stopping the contractions one way or another anyway.

I got there at 1am. They watched me and baby for a while, and saw I was having contractions... so they started an IV. They did a few tests then had me rest while they waited for results.

By 6am, the contractions were pretty much gone all on their own, and they let me go home. The nurse was very nice and told me I did everything exactly by the book, and if it were to happen again, to do the same things. That made me feel better.

So, I am grateful there's no baby yet. (I'm only 32 weeks by the way). I feel somewhat proud to have joined the ranks of all the mom's in the world who have made the trek to the hospital only to turn around and go home. LOL. Now I just need to catch up on some sleep.


devri said...

oh my word Cheryle that is alittle scary. Take care of yourself, don't worry about the house,rest, and I can't help to be jelous of the contractions part of the story, I feel nothing, alot from 16 to 32 weeks, now nothing, for my 7th, you would think that I would get to go alittle early. Anyway, stay off your feet and if it happens again, try getting into a hot bath for awhile to see if they go away. I am glad you went to the hospital, you are kindof know for going early, but not that early... take care

Rosebud Collection said...

So thankful you came back home and everything went okay..Take it slow.
Right now you and the baby are the most important concern..

Brenda said...

That's crazy. I wonder what a contraction feels like without pitocin? My kids have all enjoyed their time in the womb a little too much, if you know what I mean:)

Mrs. Morty said...

Glad to hear everything was okay in the end. Take is easy so there are no very early babies :)