Well, after I last posted here things seemed to calm down some. I drank a glass a wine (per my midwife's instructions), got in some warm water, and drank lots of water. I was still having contractions, but they were not as consistent or as strong. So I decided I was going to try and get some sleep.
Then around 10:30 or so I started getting some very painful ones that were 3 minutes apart! I had to get on my hands and knees for one of them and at that moment I thought for sure this was it! I immedietly called my midwife back who started discussing the options with me...which hospital, try to stop it or not (I decided not), etc. We decided to give it another 30 minutes and see what happened. Well, miraculously they slowed down again. I called my midwife back and eventually went to sleep. I had a couple that woke me up in the night, but that was all.
So this morning I talked to my midwife and I'm on modified bedrest until Tuesday which is my appt. She'll check my cervix at that point to see what has been going on ((if she checks me and I haven't dilated at all I won't know whether to laugh or cry lol)).
When I talked to her this morning she explained things better to me. I think last night when I called her it was difficult for her to convey everything because she was literally pulling into the hospital parking lot at that time and was under that stress. Apparently, legally I need to be 37 weeks to have a homebirth...the only time she does 36 weeks is if she's sure the baby is ready, good size etc. But she didn't feel that way with me and so didn't feel comfortable tending me at home. There is also the matter of the recent studies showing that babies who are born before 38 weeks tend to have more problems, so it's best to hit that point. I am sooooooooooo hoping that I can hold this baby in for a few more days so that I can have him at home.
So I still have cramping all the time, backache and I just feel ripe and ready. I think if I wasn't on bedrest he'd certainly be coming.
I'm praying that at my appt on Tuesday she will find that he is bigger than she thought, or has gained enough so that if he were to come soon it would be okay. Thank goodness my husband doesn't have to go back to work until Tuesday...it's the perfect time for me to be on bedrest, even though I totally hate it.
Thanks for all the well wishes, and I'll keep you updated.