I don't know why but I think this baby or my body wants this baby out before January. Maybe it's from all the stress?
So I went to the doctor today, typical appointment, or so I thought it would be. Went in, they asked if I had been having any problems, I almost said no, then I remembered the contractions (which by the way I thought were totally normal) apparently not. They make somewhat of a big deal over it, freak me out, thanks. Nurse lady tells me to undress.
My doctor came in and spoke with me about a test they do that can tell you whether you are in preterm labor or not. She was going to check me for dilation and all that so she suggested I take the test while she was down there. That sounds weird. Anyway, basically if it's negative you're likely to not go into labor within the next week or two. If it's positive, they're still unsure but it means your body has released a hormone your body releases when you are in or about to go into labor. And so there is a chance to go into labor within the next two weeks. I think I said all that right? Anyway, it's called a fetal fibronectin test. I had to google it. I was totally lost, I've never heard of such!
She had to take the test first, then check me. She said if after she took the test I felt like I didn't need to send the test to the lab, she would just throw it away. Well, apparently there was cause for her to send it in because she sent me over to the hospital. She didn't mention dilation or if I was effaced or anything, I guess she didn't want to scare me. She just said I was softer than she would like and used some other word. Again, this whole preterm thing is all new to me.
So I went to the hospital, took them my test. Ate lunch and went grocery shopping. They boys were with me all day. My sister went in and sat with them at the doctors office though. She's pretty awesome.
I had to call the doctors office just before they closed to get my results, so I called at 4:30, nervous. The lady puts me on hold for like (okay I'm not going to lie) exactly 6 minutes. Yes, I was that nervous. She gets back on the phone and tells me it was positive.
Um, yeah holy shit. I'm supposed to have my baby in 1-2 weeks? That's what that test believes anyway. I'm only 30 weeks and some days. Now I'm stressing. Not good.
I have an appointment Friday for an ultrasound. Honestly I'm not sure what they will be checking for, I just know it's because of the preterm test. So I guess to measure baby?
And even though it's a little unrelated, I weighed 132 today. I like to keep up.
On another note ..
Jackson and Carson have been a little sickly acting today. Feverish and tired. I sure hope no one is getting sick. We haven't had anything in a while it seems.
Let's hope baby stays in and the boys and me stay well.
The doctor says I should get lots of rest and drink plenty of fluids. Sounds like I have a cold instead of trying to keep a baby in. My sister said that was good to know. If she ever has a baby and is ready to go into labor she'll just dehydrate herself. Totally joking though :)
Jackson's birthday is coming up. Little man will be turning 2! We're having his party the day before on the 5th. We're just having it at the house with the jumping houses and I'm going to try to decorate it in all his favorite characters .. Nemo, Beauty and the Beast, Buzz and Woody, Barney, and Dora and Boots! I made his invitations and the boys just love looking at them!
Since I had so much to update on I didn't want to add a bunch of pictures too. I'll get to that in the next post hopefully. Unless we have another eventful day. I'd rather add pics :)
I'm ready for good things to happen. Come on Thanksgiving/Birthday .. please be a good day.