Hey, Hey, Hey
After starting pre-term labor symptoms at 22 weeks ...
and starting on anti-contraction medications at that time ...
I am officially drug-free again!
Each day this week I've been lessening my dose of the calcium-blocker. The side effects have been ... not as bad as I thought ... mainly just a few vague headaches and some leg cramps.
And, of course, that also means that I am definitely NOT contraction-free. CPV has been amazing ... reminding me to rest, playing with Natalie in the evenings, humoring my crazy nesting-tendencies, ...
Well, if I'm being honest, I don't think I've been contraction-free in many, many weeks. Even on the meds, I have still been having plenty of contraction-filled evenings. But, at this point, 35 weeks gestation, if my uterus is ready to get serious - and stop messing around - then bring it on!
I just really, really hope that I am able to tell when I am in labor. I've been ignoring my contractions for so long, I am a little fearful of skipping that first stage of labor. That's what happened the first time, with NHV; after 8 weeks of bed rest, I was probably in labor all day, but didn't realize it ... until my water broke ... at home ... and things moved very quickly after that.
Deep cleansing breath.
In through the nose, out through the mouth.
I am really trying to relax about the whole getting-to-the-hospital-with-BGV-still -in-my-uterus thing. Just in case, I googled "giving birth in a car" and "giving birth at home" ... ummm, yeah, I do NOT recommend this form of relaxation therapy. The results include YouTube videos!
Now that I am practically hyper-ventilating ... one step at a time, MommyBrain.
I am drug-free ... and happy.
BGV 2.0 is moving around like crazy.
Growth ultrasound scheduled for Monday.
My mantra: Focus on enjoying the rest of this pregnancy and the time I have left with "just" my sweet Natalie.