So, you know that Friday was my last day at work. And I think I mentioned how long I had to stay and I had to work a lot. No taking it easy. I really should have relaxed more!!
At about 7:00 I started having some Braxton Hicks contractions. I ended up having 5 or 6 in 1 hour! I remember my doctor saying not more than 4 in an hour! So, I called Triage. They told me to drink a big glass of water and lie down. If they didn't go away in an hour, go in. So I did that, and they slowed down. Then I went to bed. Well, every time I woke up I was having one. Then at 1:00 I decided to stay awake and count them. I had about 5 in a little less than an hour! So, I told hubby we had to go in.
I was hooked up to the monitors, and yes, I was still contracting. They did the FFN test and an internal - those were NOT FUN. Now, I have been to triage before and had both of these done, and they were not bad. But apparently, this night nurse did not have much practice or something! When she put the speculum in it felt like she was ripping me apart! Even when she swabbed, it was so painful! Then, she did the internal, and again, not so good! Then, she couldn't find my cervix. So I had to have another nurse do an internal. Going in, she was better, but she also had problems finding it. Finally, she found it. I am 1 cm dilated, but my cervix is still long, thankfully!
They gave me a shot of terbutaline to stop the contractions, and that worked. I really don't like terbutaline. It felt like I had about 10 venti lattes, and all cracked out. My FFN test came back negative! That is the test they do to see if you are going to go into labor in the next 2 weeks. Because it came back negative and my contractions had topped, I got to go home.
Yesterday, I put myself on bed rest and drank TONS of water. Early in the day I was still contracting - about 3 an hour, but they cleared up. Today I've only had a couple! So I am taking it easy. The girls need to stay put!