The bathroom is now the room I spend the most time in. Our water bill this month is up $15 from last month and I fully take on that blame. I was up last night 9 (yes NINE) times to pee. Ugh. Yes- I've been told this is preparing me for "Sprout's" arrival- but then I also have people telling me "sleep now because you won't be sleeping later". Well guess what? I'm not sleeping now and even if I could it's not like I can store if for later. Sorry I'm cranky cause I'm sleep deprived!
Anyway- we had an interesting week this week. I had a Doctor's appointment on Wednesday. I was feeling fine. I left work at 1:00pm for my 1:45 appointment. I got to the doctors and was having a little lower abdominal cramping. The nurse roomed me and asked if I was having any problems- I told her about the cramping but explained that I felt I probably had to "poop". She talked with me about stool softners and even using a suppository if needed ( I told her- uhhh heck no. I will not be doing that thank you very much!) Well - while waiting for the doctor to come see me I started having some increased pain- kind of like a cramp but sharp at the same time. Then it would go away. Then it would come back. After this happened a few times I also noted that during the pain my belly would get tight. I started having hot flashes and some nausea with these pains. Then I noted that the pains were timeable- about 6 minutes apart.
I still thought I just needed to poop ( I know, I know)! The doctor came in around 2:15 right when I was having another pain (she may have laughed a little at me when I told her I didn't know what was going on) - she told me I was having a contraction. Lucky me to have started this during a doctors appointment! She "checked" me and I was 2 cm dilated and 50% effaced (a little TMI I know!). She also said I could have a work note to go home and see what happens- suggesting I put my feet up and drink water- but I declined and went back to work. Driving with the contractions was a little tricky but I managed. I also called Chase 5-6 times in a row and he did not answer! I did finally get a hold of him about 20 minutes later when I was back at work. I told him if the contractions continued he'd have to come get me. Fortunately (or unfortunately) the contractions slowed down and eventually stopped after I went home and had some dinner. I haven't had any more notable contractions so it looks like Sprout is still settled in and has no intentions of coming out any time soon.
I think the contractions started because I was a bit dehydrated. I was tired of getting up so much at night so I stopped drinking my daily GALLON of water and was only drinking about 40-50 ounces. I'm back to around a gallon and no more contractions but more bathroom trips.