DS (2/02), DD (3/04), DS (1/06), DD (12/07), and DS (3/10)
~~*~~Not your typical Pastor's Wife!~~*~~
I ate, drank as much water as I could, took a loooong hot shower and then laid back down.
They didn't immediately go away, but doing all of that did help slow them down.
- Jen, Mama to DS1 (02.04.05) and DS2 (02.11.10) & baby #3 due in early January 2013
Thinking good thoughts for you!
(4/01, 6/07, & 12/09)
Passionate homemaking , , mama to Christopher (11/07), Evan (2/10), and Wyatt due in July!! In love with my amazing husband <3
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The menstrual-like ab and back cramps (started at 5:30) didn't go away an hour after drinking water, eating dinner, and laying down. So, like my CNM said, at 8:30 pm I went to the birthing center to get checked out. Sure enough, I was having regular contractions, but just minor. Then they got stronger and closer together. I know I have nothing else to compare it to, but I couldn't talk during them and did all that I could to keep breathing and un-tense my body. (cause that's what it was doing when one came) I was a kinda scared. They did a bunch of tests to rule out causes of pre-term contractions. The only thing was that I was a little dehydrated. They put in the IV. Ctx still didn't calm down so they gave me some pills to make them stop. Cervix had not dilated. A few more of those pills and 2 IV bags later, they finally slowed way down. They admitted me and we stayed the night, and got back home around 1:00 this afternoon. I'm on a sort of modified bed rest, until 35 weeks. At that point if I start contracting and go in to labor they will not try to stop it.
I'll be praying for the very best outcome for you and your baby (whether that's letting things happen at 35 weeks or having your wee babe hang out for a while more!)! Enjoy your resting time
Judy, wife to my Catholic deacon husband ... homeschooling mother to my four girls, a boy, and someone new in May '15! Forever remembering our loss (8/11) .
Mom to 5 little angels in Texas and expecting another blessing in Summer 2012!!:
I'm glad that you were able to slow things down, and I'm praying for that baby to stay put for a while for ya!
Isn't it interesting that just last week, on busymama77's post about back pain, you were telling me what you imagined labor back-pains to feel like? Not that I'm glad you got to experience it already, but I just thought that was an odd coincidence!
Crunchy wife to my high-school sweetheart, mama to DS (10/23/05) , DS (11/22/07) , DD (3/9/10) , and DS (5/26/12), and three babies in Heaven.