May 26 came – nothing happened.
Remember a week ago from today we went to Labor and Delivery at the hospital. I was 100% effaced and 2cm dilated. They said I would be back soon. They said I wouldn’t make it to my doctor’s appointment on Friday. Milton went to work and they changed his entire schedule around so that he could be available if I went into labor. He worked all week.
Friday morning rolls around and Milton and I head to my 8:00am doctor’s appointment. The cool thing was that they did an ultrasound on Baby Turner. He didn’t look like he was trying to be bothered but our cutie is a cutie. I’m not quite sure yet who he looks like. He is estimated to weigh 6 pounds.
While in the hospital on bed rest all four of the doctors talked about how great it would be to get to 36 weeks. My ob-gyn said the same. So, here I am sitting in the doctor’s office just two days shorts of 36 weeks. I’m excited because I met the magic number of 36 weeks which meant I should be off bed rest. W-R-O-N-G!!!!!!! She said, “let’s try another week”. Are you serious?! That’s what you’ve said the past two times I was here. My birthday was the following day. I asked if my husband and I could go to a movie. She said no. She let me go to church last week, but not the movie? I’m not sure what the difference is.
We went back home. Most of Friday and Saturday (my birthday) I was very sad and withdrawn. I felt I had followed all directions to get our child this far and for some reason whatever I was doing just didn’t seem to be enough. I sulked in my bed for most of my birthday and didn’t want to be bothered by anyone. Milton hated seeing me this way (although he was very supportive) and said “let’s go for a ride and get some sunshine.” It felt good to get out of the house.
Sunday, May 27 12:03am I start having contractions. My contractions are usually on a pain scale of 1-10 a 2-3 but now they were more like a 4-5 and four minutes apart. I call and they tell me to come in. I really felt like it was finally going to happen. We go in around 3:30am and they say they want to monitor me for four hours. The strength of my contractions decrease some, but I do start having major indigestion, heartburn and back pain. Excruciating pain. Like a 7-8. Milton had to go back home and get me some tums. Once he came back and I took some I was relieved and was able to sleep some.
At the end of four hours, although I was having contractions every 3-4 minutes, they weren’t strong enough for me to dilate any further so they sent me home. The nurse once again said it could be any day now. Yeah, I’ve heard that plenty of times.
So now I’m back home, on bed rest and once again waiting. Baby Turner is doing his own thing at his own pace. One day my baby prince will come!