Friday, October 23, 2009

Bustin' Out

Today, I was fortunate enough to bust out of the hospital. The room that held me and my so called "H1N1" symptoms. Dr thinks that since I didn't have any runny nose, congestion, coughing, sneezing, etc.. there's a very high possibility that I'm not infected with H1N1 or any other flu. I haven't had another "episode", since the last one, last night. All my results came back negitive for PIH (Pregnancy Induced Hypertention: Pre-Eclampsia) and since then I've been good to go, besides this everlasting, killer headache that I've been having.

However, I also had something else happen today.

Before I was admitted on Wednesday, my OB checked my cervix in the doctors office. It was a nice 2-3cm but she said it was VERY favorable if it came to induction. When she was finished, she said to expect some bleeding/spotting because it would happen due to the sensitivity of the cervix, at this point in the pregnancy. I ended up having pink spotting right afterward (as I was getting dressed in the doctors office) but after that, it quickly turned to brown spotting and stayed that way, all through that night. The next morning, however, the spotting had stopped and I was "spot free" for the rest of the day.

I was awoke this morning around 6:30am due to the nurse needing to monitor Junior before her shift was over. I love hearing my son so I was happy to ablige. That's definitely one thing I won't complain about someone waking me up, for. After 20-25min of monitoring, she let me go back to sleep for awhile.

I was then awoken around 8:45-9:00am to the nurse coming in with my breakfast. She also mentioned that she wanted to get my vitals and my weight real wuick before breakfast. I was happy, once again, to ablige. They were requested, per doctors orders, to weigh me every day, while admitted, to make sure the swelling wasn't causing an excell in weight. It hadn't. I then returned to my breakfast and decided that since my husband had to run to work for a few hours, I was going to catch a few more minutes of sleep, if I could.

I woke around 10:00am so I could roll over to re-adjust and get comfortable, however, noticed quickly that I had a FULL bladder and had to pee or else there was no going back to sleep for this little lady. I went to the bathroom and ever since I've become pregnant, I have a habit of looking at the tissue after I wipe, just to make sure there is no spotting, funny discharge, etc. Well this time, it was covered in brown blood and mucus. Then I noticed what was to be a huge clump of mucus on the tissue. I placed it on a tissue on the counter, for the nurse to examin when I was done. I paged the nurse and explained that the spotting was gone for the whole previous day and I was concerned as to why it was back. She then explained that it was normal and called "bloody show" and it was my mucus plug that I had lost. 36 weeks and 2 days, I lost my mucus plug.

Now this doesn't mean that I'm going to go into labor anytime in the next few minutes or day, however, it does mean that my cervix is doing as it should and is preparing for the upcoming laborious task. I couldn't be happier.

However, I do hope that I go into labor sometime in the next couple days.. week at the max. That would be WONDERFUL!

When the nurse saw that I had lost my mucus plug, she had asked if I was having any cramping or contractions, at all. Honestly, I wasn't sure as I had just woken from a nap and I don't feel them while I'm sleeping. She then hooked me up to the monitor and as always, I was.

I continue to have these contractions, at little uncomfortable at times, but non-painful. I'm hoping they're doing their job and preparing my body for labor and delivery.

The time is coming soon and it's making me so anxious and excited.

I pray that things continue to go well.


1 comment:

  1. Wow! It's really getting started! I can't wait to hear how things progress. I've been having far more contractions then usual, but none of the other pre-labour symptoms. Not long now my friend. I'm thrilled for you.


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