Tuesday, November 16, 2010

False Alarm/Early Labor

Doctor's appointment
1.5 cm dilated/80% effaced
Membranes stripped
Contractions start ~10min apart

Blake goes to school for a meeting

I call him and tell him my contractions are 3-5 min apart.
Neither of us are too anxious at this point. I'm keeping cool
He tells me to call him back if things progress more

Lost my mucus plug. 
Call B.
He comes home in 10 minutes
Contractions are consistently 3 minutes apart.

We think about going into Labor & Delivery (L&D)
I call the nurse. She asks if I can walk/talk through my contractions. I say yes. She tells me it's up to me to come in to get checked.
We decide we'll wait another hour and see how things progress.
Contractions are still 3 minutes apart.

Contractions have not changed so we decide better safe than sorry... let's see what's going on down there!
We head over to L&D
My contractions stop me in my tracks in the parking lot.

They hook me up to monitor my contractions in triage.
Still 1.5cm/80%
Contracting consistently every 3 minutes
{we missed Glee which I'm really bummed about lol}

Still contracting every three minutes

No change in dilation so they decide to send me home!

I am terribly uncomfortable with these contractions coming every 3 minutes, but I'm a lot better off being at home, moving around, eating, drinking, updating my blog than bored out of my mind, laying on my back at the hospital.
{for my non-prego friends these contractions feel like really bad period cramps. like.really.bad.cramps}

When we first got there the nurse said I could be contracting like this for days.
When we left, she said she wouldn't be surprised if I were back tomorrow.
{gosh, I sure hope so!}

Lost a lot more mucus plug

11:05pm - Present Time
So for now, I'm just breathing through my contractions, saying my prayers, eating/drinking, playing with Indy and trying to rest up.

Baby Girl is just around the corner!!
{at least I hope!}

Thanks for all your comments on my last post. I love individually responding to you all, but for now, I'll just give a big shout out! Y'all are the BEST! <3


  1. OH MY GOODNESS KATIE!!! SHE'S COMING... LIKE SOON SOON!!! I'm so very excited for you! I hope you keep progressing tonight. I LOVE that you are keeping all of us posted. Thanks and let us know if any changes are coming up :-) I'll keep you in my prayers. Good luck girly :-)

  2. crazy stuff. I hope you are back there tomorrow!

  3. How exciting! Can't wait to see pictures!

  4. Awww man! I was so excited last night when I never heard back from you. I figured that was IT! lol

    I hope things keep progressing for you today and the rest of the week! Baby Girl is going to be here ANY time now! :D (Btw, do you guys have a name picked out yet??)

  5. This is so exciting! :D Can't wait for the birth story post and pic posts! Hope your getting more rest!

  6. so exciting! can't wait to hear all about it :)

  7. Awwww Katie!!!! I hope you were able to get some sleep last night! I cannot believe it - every three minutes?! OUCH! BTW - props to Blake for being such an amazing husband throughout the process! I'm sure he is trying to keep his "calm" just as much as you are!!!
    Thinking of you, Blake, and the little girl today - sending prayers, hugs and positive thoughts your way!

  8. Good luck Katie! My labor started on a Friday at 7:00 am, we went to the hospital 24 hours later, they sent me home, then I was in labor for another 19.5 hours! He was born on a Sunday! It was super long, super hard, & super worth it!

    I hope that things go great & I can't wait to check back in to see pictures!!!

  9. So exciting!! Hope she decided to make her appearance soon!

  10. Yay!!! So exciting!!! You are so close to being able to hold your baby in your arms! Hopefully you'll be able to keep us up-to-date it's for real, for real!!! Hope you're getting some rest while you can!


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