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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Flashback: January 7, 2011

It's Friday night. Something's not right. I knew it right away, but why was I in denial? Why oh why didn't I listen to body? I began experiencing the strangest pains. They came every few minutes then they wouldn't come for hours, then they'd be back again. I thought I was having bad gas pains. Honestly, that's exactly what it felt like, just stronger. I remember at one point, going to get something out of the refridgerator when the pain came on. It literally crippled me over. Looking back, there were clearly contractions. Hindsight is 20/20, right? I still feel so stupid. But, I was only 29 weeks pregnant, so the thought that it was labor didn't even cross my mind. The pain continued off and on all Saturday and through to Sunday morning. By then I realized it wasn't gas. I called my sister & the oncall nurse at my doctor's office. They both told me to go to Labor & Delivery. They hooked me up to the monitors. Indeed, I was having contractions...about every 10-15 minutes. I was also dialated 1-2 cm. They gave me a shot of Brethene and a RX for it as well, sent me home and told me to follow up with my OBGYN the next day. So, I did. The dr. checked me and by that time I was already 3-4 cm. She told me to go directly to Labor & Delivery, that they would probably keep for a couple days and then I'd be able to go home on bedrest....HA!