Yesterday, we made our way up to our house in the desert to pack things up for the big move on Saturday. This is a two hour drive each way. Early in the morning as we were just getting started, I was feeling some pain in my back and tightening of my stomach. I told hubby what was up and he asked if I thought we should just stay in town. I told him that we could go ahead with our plans, and if things got worse, we could always turn around. So we went.
About 2pm, my body wasn’t cooperating. I was being good and not straining myself. Just wrapping dishes and putting them in boxes. I left all of the bending, lifting and moving to my mom and husband, but still, my back was throbbing and my stomach tightening. Is it Braxton Hicks again? I don’t know. I never had any labor with Katie, as she was 2 weeks late – I ended up with a c-section. At about 4:30, I knew I needed to get back on the road soon, just in case this happened to be the ‘real thing’. We left at 5:30 and got back into town about 7:30. Just enough time to stop and get in a quick shower, pack a bag and head to the hospital.
They monitored me for about an hour, and said that the baby sounded fine, and that it looked like I was having some minor contractions, but that they were probably BH. I got a discharge sheet with ‘real’ reasons to come back or call.
I went to sleep around midnight and woke up about 9:30 (Katie was with mom, so I could actually sleep in, WHOO HOO!). No problems during the night. Yay.
All of this wondering if it is the real thing is nerve wracking. I guess it goes along with the whole pregnancy thing, but I guess I thought because the delivery was scheduled a week early, that I was not going to experience any of the normal labor things like BH and whatnot. At any rate, this gives me a few more days to get my affairs in order. Either I’ll go into labor in the next 7 days or they’ll just proceed with the c-section in 7 days. I just can’t wait to meet this new little one, and am excited to see how Katie reacts. 🙂