Yup, I broke down and did it. In the beginning of my pregnancy (when I had some bleeding issues) I called a couple of times, but since then I have been pretty good about not bugging. Well finally yesterday I decided to do it. I think I just needed someone to tell me it was okay.
I had been having some different pains/aches, and cramping/tightening. To the point where I was afraid maybe they were contractions. And YES maybe googling pre-term labor symptoms, might now be making me feel things I don't really feel (damn Internet might be making me a hypochondriac.) I think the biggest part of the problem is that I don't know what a contraction feels like and I am not 100% sure what to watch for. The Peri says I am watching for a large fluid gush or bleeding, well what the heck.... shouldn't I be watching for things before that happens? Some people say that with contractions, "I will just know" and that it hurts like hell, while some of the books say otherwise. Some even say it is just a crampy feeling and mild abdominal cramping. I am so confused. What the heck does it feel like?
I can say calling helped a little, but not 100%. He told me that he suspected that it was just the boys making more muscles stretch (because holy moly they are growing fast these days) and that maybe they had positioned themselves in a spot which makes me more uncomfortable. He also offered for me to come into L&D to be monitored, but told me he was pretty sure I was fine. He told me that at any point I could go into L&D and be checked out (good to know.)
So, I didn't go... when I drink LOTS of water it feels better. So I have been loading up on the water (and might as well just stay in the bathroom) and the OB and I agreed that we would go over all kinds of stuff and have a thorough exam on Tuesday at my appointment. He even said that we could look into a contraction monitor at home. But believe me, now that the L&D option is open I am sure I will be going in at some point. These boys mean everything to me and I am not just going to ignore the little stuff, which could potentially be big stuff.
17 more days until viablity for my beautiful pumpkin boys.
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