I headed to the OB yesterday for another non-stress test. This time, the monitor said I was having contractions every four minutes. I hardly felt them, but apparently they were there. The OB checked me and said my cervix was dilating externally, but still pretty thick and closed internally, which was good. Still, I went to the hospital for a shot of terb and my first betamethasone shot. I thought they may admit me, which usually happens to me, but the terb seemed to work so they sent me home on nifedipine. I was there about four hours.
I had a pretty rough night with what seemed like a lot of contractions. I took some Tylenol and was able to eventually get to sleep. I had to go back to the hospital for my second betamethasone shot, so since I was there I asked to be monitored again. I am definitely still having contractions but they are only about 15 minutes apart, so nothing too concerning. My doctor told me to double my nifedipine dose after I told her what kind of doses I was on with Megan and Ben.
It wasn’t the most fun way to start out our holiday weekend, but it was good news. I’m definitely going to take it a lot easier. No more cooking and cleaning, for sure. I think I will go out and sit in a lawn chair during our cul-de-sac barbecue later, though. The high is 78 today and 74 on Monday, with only a little Sunday rain, so the holiday weekend weather is as good as it gets in Seattle.
And finally, some belly shots, courtesy of Allison…