I'm feeling a little better now. It was a really draining day emotionally, but I am so glad it's over and done with.
I'm still not happy that I had to spend the day in the hospital, but I am thankful that my doctor was wise enough to wait and see if I progressed or not.
One of the nurses wanted to give me pills to stop my contractions. Another nurse was encouraging me to help stimulate labor. My doctor apparently just became a new dad this week, which explains why he was out of the office this week and why it took so long to get through to him.
One cool thing about the hospital was the fetal heart rate monitor. How neat is technology that we can just slap a band on the belly to track the baby's movements and heart rate? I kept getting praises from the nurses. What a healthy and active baby you have! Wow he's a mover and a shaker!
I was wondering if I would end up getting a pelvic exam at my next appointment, since I will be 37 weeks and 4 days along. I think my question was answered today though, when I went in and was 1 cm dilated.
I'm pretty sure I'm going to be checked now.
It's okay to feel sad about being in early labor and not progressing. If I had made any changes I would have been induced and in for a very long few days at the hospital. At least now I can run around and have a little fun, getting my nails done on Thursday and a hair cut.
Provided I don't go into active labor between now and then.
I am still in code yellow. I can go at ANY TIME. Now, tomorrow, or 23 days from now. I am prepared as much as I can be, now I just have to prepare mentally.
Any cool iPad/iPhone apps that are free? I want to load up on them.