We had a very enjoyable night light night playing cards with Cindy, Mike, and Pete. I was starting to feel a little funny as they left and realized that I just needed to get into bed.
They hooked me up to the monitor and after an hour the nurse came back in to ask how I was feeling. I told her that I could feel some contractions and she told me that I had been contracting every 4 minutes consecutively. They kept me on the monitor and gave me a medicine to stop the contractions. After about 1/2 hour they were better. It is still possible that they will have to put me on something stronger to ease all contractions which would require an IV and the drug tends to make people feel very crappy but it is all worth it for little Jake!
They had to draw some blood to make sure they had my blood type up to date in case of an emergent situation. Did I mention I hate needles?
SO, after realizing that the last time that I was contracting before I fell asleep I woke up in a very scary situation, I was unable to sleep a wink last night. I tossed and turned until about 3 am and then the anxiety got the best of me. I called my nurse in and had just hit my breaking point. I was a wreck. I was embarrassed and slightly hysterical.
The positive side is that I have friends working right down the hall that are up all night long. So, I made a phone call and within moments I had two very wonderful and supportive friends on either side of my bed. I cried and told them everything racing through my head. They listened and calmed me down and I am so grateful to Courtney and Ashley for coming over and being so fabulous!
Point of this entry... every dog has its day and I had a little bit of a negative breakdown early this morning. I am feeling much better and have had a good day so far. I have gotten to see my mom, Pete, and my girls - what more could I ask for? My nurse today is amazing and the nurses are ordering take out for lunch from Outback...something pretty typical for nurses. My nurse was so sweet to ask me if I wanted anything from their takeout order...its just the little things but it was so nice!
Hope everyone is having a great mother's day!!!