I haven’t written in some time… as I have chosen to take a sort of sabbatical” through to the end of 2017 while I traverse this monumental transition taking place. They transferred Natalia on my second day of recovery so I couldn’t even go to the hospital to be with my baby until the next day. If I would’ve known about this infection, I would’ve been at the hospital the day before when my water broke. The nurses would jack it up double, triple, and finally quadruple trying to get my body to progress to the full 10 cm needed for delivery of the baby.
It’s an all encompassing way of saying your body is progressing toward labor too early and without medical intervention you could end up progressing to the point of delivery. While false labor contractions are mostly not regular and they do not get close to one another, contractions in true labor occur at regular intervals and last about 30-70 s. The true contractions get closer as time passes by.
Within 5 days, I had no pain at all and we were going for a short walk around the local park. I kept having hard contractions throughout the day on September 22, 2014. Little did I know, because my instructions were to come in when I started having contractions. Every time I stand up I hope my water breaks or I start having consistent contractions.
I am very optimistic about this pregnancy and going through labor and I think this will be a fast, uncomplicated birthing experience for me. During the early pregnancy period, the contractions are short and weak, and may not cause pain. So long story shortened a bit… I end up in triage, being monitored for a few hours… I progress even further, and now baby’s head is engaged, so, she is ready to rumble (all 4.5 precious pounds of her).
Last Tuesday (32 weeks, 5 days) I found out I was in what the medical field calls Preterm labor. We weren’t out of the woods, but, for the first time in days, things were looking a little better. It was a good 3 weeks before I started to feel comfortable sleeping and moving around.