Monday, October 26, 2015

Baby Levi Update

I'm not sure if it's all the walking I did on Saturday on our Halloween Hike or if Baby Levi wants to follow in his sisters' footsteps, but I definitely was feeling funky on Sunday. We went over to my sister's house to eat dinner and watch Noah's football team and I was feeling contractions. I have felt my belly get tight but it has either been from the baby moving around and it has never lasted as long. I started to time them and they were pretty close together, about 4-7 minutes apart.

Ha, in true Noah fashion, we waited until halftime and decided we may need to visit the ER. We dropped the girls off with Mimi and headed to the hospital around 11:00. They hooked my up to the monitor and the nurse checked my cervix for dilation. I was indeed having contractions and I was 2 cm dilated. The baby's heart rate was good so at least I knew he was doing okay. He was also moving more than I have ever felt in one evening.

After being monitored for another 20 minutes the nurse came in and told me the on-call doctor wanted me to get a shot of terbutaline to halt the contractions. She checked my cervix again and since my cervix had not dilated anymore, we were allowed to go home.

I called my doctor first thing this morning and he also checked to see if anything had progressed. I was hooked to the monitor again and it was showing I was having contractions but about 10 minutes apart. I dilated 3 cm and was instructed to be on bedrest. So this baby has his own plans I guess. Ideally, we want to keep him from arriving for at least another week or two. I was prescribed another anti-contraction med and hopefully it will slow my labor down some. I see the doctor again tomorrow and hopefully things remain unchanged.

35 weeks 

The doctor said that if I am any more dilated he will admit me.

I'm having a bit of deja vu because the same thing happened with Ava. She ended up coming at 37 weeks. Lily did too, actually, at 37 weeks and 2 days. I guess Levi wants to do the same thing.

So now it's just a waiting game. We will take it one day at a time and as long as the baby is healthy and moving I'll be okay. Stay tuned for more! Maybe by next post baby Levi will be here!

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