Sunday, July 12
It's so stressful to not know exactly what's going on.
For the past 4 or 5 days the monitoring sessions have showed zero contractions. Yay. But every now and then, I feel my belly and it feels HARD. So I mentioned this to the doctor, nurse, and resident. No one seems worried. I don't FEEL it getting hard, I just happen to poke myself at the right time. But it's still worrying me... like I'm having contractions that I can't prove and, thus, can't be treated. Yesterday I went so far as to be hooked up to the toco for an extra session just to prove that I wasn't having contractions and it came back completely clean. So... do I just accept that these don't matter or that they're Braxton Hicks? Either way, I'm nervous as all heck. And it doesn't help that I have lots of ligament pain that also distracts me at times.
Oh well. On another note, today is 26w1d. Tomorrow will mark 3 weeks of bed rest. I know this sounds crazzzy, but it has gone FAST. I've developed a nice little routine that keeps me occupied and I have my eye on the prize. :)
But here's a normal day... :)
6am: Resident comes in, asks the usual questions, does a little poking leaves.
6-7am: Back to sleeeeep
7am: Nurse comes in for blood pressure and nifedapin
7-8am: Back to sleep
8am: Order breakfast
8-8:45am: Do nothing
9-11am: Watch bad TLC shows
11am-12pm: Vitals, monitoring
12-1pm: More bad TLC
1pm: Order lunch
1-1:45pm: Wordsearch or some other mindless drudgery
2pm: Vitamin and vitals
3pm: Blood pressure, nifedapin
5-8:30pm: Johnny's here!!!! Dinner and shower
8:30-11pm: More mindless TV
11pm: Vitals, nifedapin
11pm-12:30am: Telling myself to go to sleep, but still wasting time
12:30-6am: Let's sleep. And pee about 25 times.