Milton and I love to have date nights! We also love to eat so when we can combine date night with food it’s a win-win situation. On Saturday, March 24 we went to eat at Smokey Bones. We had received a $10 gift certificate and decided to go check it out. The food was actually very good and we both enjoyed the smokey chicken wings. I saw some of my friends, Tanya and Kellie, there and we had a nice chat.
As we got up to leave the restaurant, I had some lower abdominal cramping. It was uncomfortable to walk. Once we got home, I went upstairs to lay down but there was too much pressure to sit up straight. I don’t remember the rest of the night, I just know I leaned back and was knocked out. Milton says I was in a lot of pain.
The next morning I was fine. I called my friend that is an OB-GYN and told her what happened. She suggested to follow up with my doctor if I continue to feel pressure. The rest of the day Sunday was fine. I went and met with the Derby City Naturals, taught a couple of Zumba songs, went to a Challenge Party and relaxed more with Milton. Monday was fine too. The day went as planned including teaching Zumba later that night.
Tuesday ran it’s course… until I started doing Zumba. During the class, I kept feeling pressure again in my lower abdomen. It wasn’t to the same extent as Saturday, but I definitely felt pressure. I assumed it was baby growing and moving while I was dancing. I also, though, had diarrhea which was uncommon. I came home around 8:00pm, Milton had cooked dinner, we ate, we watched my show “Dance Moms” and I still felt some discomfort. We decided to call the on-call doctor just to be safe.
I told her my symptoms and she suggested I go on and come into Baptist East Labor and Delivery just to be safe. This was close to 10:30pm. Once I came in, they attached me to a contractions monitor. It showed that I was having contractions every 2-3 minutes. YIKES!! The odd thing, though, was that I couldn’t feel myself having them. I was given a shot of terbutaline to stop the contractions. I hated this medicine because it made me feel real jittery. After about an hour, they checked the monitors and the contractions had lessened. A nurse checked my cervix and didn’t think I had dialated. I was sent home around 12:30am and told to call my regular doctor in the morning for a follow up appointment and relax from Zumba until they could check me out.
I would have never guessed what all would have happened next!