| | It WASN'T just a POP after all....
Well ladies, it's close to midnight and I just got home from the hospital. I was there for a good 6 hours. I explained in my previous thread that i felt a pop at work today and thought maybe it was just the baby kicking a nerve...WRONG. I came home and after my fiance got home from work I was talking to my mom and telling her about how I had felt the pop and right away instead of her usual "oh well that's normal"....she shocked me when she said "mija that doesn't sound right...." Now I got upset because of course that wasn't the answer I wanted to hear! Out of no where she asked me when the last time was I felt the baby move and honestly I couldn't remember. I mean, I dont' know what a move is...this is my first pregnancy and how do I know what a move is from gas??? Anyway, I ended up getting upset and asked my fiance to go and get me some chocolate thinking that would stir up some kicking in my little buddy. He ended up calling his mom and she told me to get over to the hospital as soon as possible. Always better to be safe than sorry.
Well we ended up going up to the OB triage and waiting for what seemed forever until they had an avaliable bed. They put a "monitor type" thing on my belly to monitor if the baby had any movement...well about a couple minutes later maybe about 45 the nurse came in and told me that i was indeed having contractions. I of course looked at her like she had lost her mind because I will be 25 weeks as of tomorrow. I was expecting to go over there and hear the heartbeat, be told everything was okay and come home...NOW I WAS HAVING CONTRACTIONS?? The "tightening" i was having in my stomach was actually contractions all along...I HOWEVER mistook them for movements...him just being the active lil squirmy guy. So they monitored me more and eventually gave me a shot of Terbutaline...it increases your heart heart and makes you jittery; causes you to shake, but with the IV they put it was supposed to slow the contractions down. Bout 2 hours went by and they informed me that if the contractions didnt slow down they would have to admit me and keep me under observation. They ended up doing a SVE to make sure I had no bladder infections or anything of that sort that would probably cause this; everything came back negative. They sent a swab from my cervix i believe down to the lab as well to make sure I wasn't at risk for going into labor in the next 2 weeks. Well finally everything came back pretty okay. My contractions actually slowed down to where the Dr. on call said it was okay for me to come home, but tomorrow I have to do a follow up with my Dr to see what he suggests if anything.
I don't think i've ever been so scared in my life. The fact that something just didnt' sit well in my stomach is so weird. Like an instinct you feel....it's a voice telling you "go get checked, something is wrong" and I'm so glad I did cuz god forbid I could have had my son here way before it was his time. The only downside is that for every little twitch i know i'm going to get paranoid. I thought this last "pop" was normal...turns out it wasn't so now for every little thing i'm afraid i'm gonna be living at the hospital for the next 3 months. Anyhow i'm just glad that everything turned out okay. I'm still a little shaky from the shot they gave me, but that of course is normal. Just thought I would come on and make you aware of my situation in case any other lady god forbid has that same "pop/kick" feeling. Don't take it with a grain of salt and think it's okay...because it just might not be. I no longer care what people think as far as the employees at the Dr.'s office or hospitals. My whole reason for not wanting to go was because I was afraid they were gonna laugh at me and think I was being a worry wart. Some paranoid freak. But now I really don't care anymore because i've realized what my childs health means to me. Thanks though ladies for all your info and support!
Last edited by Regina21; 01-10-2005 at 11:08 PM.