Friday, January 20, 1995
Two and a half weeks until my due date! I started having some Braxton Hicks contractions. They are frequent, but haven’t bothered timing them.
We went grocery shopping today and I was SO uncomfortable! I was having a hard time walking during the contractions. I called the office and they told me to call Bobbie if the contractions were regular for more than an hour. I timed the contractions and they were about 5 minutes apart. So, I called Bobbie and she told me to go to the hospital to be monitored.
Chris was at work, and I didn’t want him to come all the way home unless I was for sure in labor, so I called Mel. She and Joel brought me to the hospital, where they put me on the monitor. My contractions slowed down a bit, until the nurse gave me an internal exam. OUCH! I was 3/4cm dilated and 80% effaced.
Chris called and decided to leave work and come to the hospital. They had me walk for an hour-Mel walked with me (in spite of her morning sickness) She is due on September 17.
He came to the hospital after showering at home and we walked until 11:30pm. Then Bobbie checked me-I was still 3/4cm dilated and she said I was about 50% effaced. They sent me home with orders to rest, drink LOTS of fluids and take a vistaril so I can sleep.
(The vistaril didn’t work. I didn’t sleep. My contractions continued.)