There I was thinking that the Gestational Diabetes (GD) is the worst thing to happen during pregnancy, but what do you know? There can be more worst things to happen during the third trimester 🙂 . I already told you about the non-stress test (NST) which is a baby monitor and contraction monitor and they do this test every week starting my 30th week. This is mainly due to the diabetes. So during my 33rd week in my NST, they found contractions and I could actually feel them. The previous day I was feeling the same thing in my tummy but I thought it might be gas.
The contractions were like a tightening feeling on my upper tummy. So during the test, they found about 6 separate contraction in 30 min. So they were worried. My NST was in the Fetal Medicine Clinic which is separate for my GD where you have diabetic nurses and doctor for that special circumstances. So after talking to the doctor, they wanted to check my cervix. So during the ultrasound, they found out that my cervix was open by 2 cm 😦 , not good at all. So after about 15 min, Dr. Walls, who is my GD doctor came and talked to me. He said that since I am having contractions and my cervix was open, I have to got the Labor ward to be on observation for about 48 hrs. They told me to go there right away.
Hubby was back in his office and I had to call him and tell him about what the doctor’s said. So he came immediately and we then went to the Labor ward. I have to tell you that I was pretty scared as the doctor did say that if I was having more contractions, then the baby might come soon. But 33 1/2 weeks is too early for the baby to be born as they wanted the pre-mature babies to be born at least in their 34 week. All I could think was that I was not ready for the baby or even the labor 🙂 .
So we arrived in the labor ward and they were ready for me as the doctor has already informed the hospital of my pending arrival. I was taken into a private room and the room was quite good with a private bathroom and all. And what did they first do? stuck me with an IV thing on my hand. It was bloody painful, let me tell you. By the time she finished, I was swearing like anything and I couldn’t breathe. I HATE needles and pain. After that I was attached to the baby monitor for the rest of my stay. My OB-GYN, Dr. Brown, came to visit me to see how I am doing. Then they wanted to do some test for infection just in case the baby is born early. After that they stuck me with penicillin just to be on the safe side.
Seriously, the penicillin was painful on the veins and the nurse did warn me. So they usually give the normal saline along with the penicillin and they had to go to the lowest drip of penicillin and lot of saline for the pain to go away. My arm was hurting like H**L. I was just miserable with the IV stuck in my hand. And you haven’t heard the worst thing yet, just imagine going to the bathroom with the IV. O.. Ya.. it was f*****g difficult. All I kept thinking was that it just going to be 48 hrs and it was the worst 48 hrs with IV stuck in me.
And the other drama happened, my hand swelled up in the IV stuck hands 😦 so they had to change it to other place 🙄 . The nurse said she will use the numbing medicine this time, but she could find the vein after she poked with the needle and that was painful. So she called anesthetic and he came poked about 3 more holes till he found the vein. Seriously, by the time they were finished, I was sweating like a pig and swearing. I thought that was the worst torture ever.
But during the 48 hrs, the contraction went away and so I was sent home but was told to be in a complete bed rest. I went home and the first thing I did was have a shower 🙂 because I was stinking of sweat and of course, I was in complete bed rest from then on. Poor hubby had to do the cooking and it was quite difficult for me as well because the kitchen was on the first floor and the bedroom on the second floor. So If I need something extra then I had to walk down the stairs which is a complete no-no. I was bored within 2 days and within a week I was just going plain crazy. I already saw some movies and read some book and what else can I do? I was also cranky and angry and it was just difficult time for me and of course, in between all these I can’t eat desert. Is there a torture more than this? At least a huge chocolate cake would have comforted me 🙂 .
So after all this, we decided that this baby is going to be trouble 🙂 . Hope that is not so but you can never tell. I am just so jealous of ladies with normal pregnancy 🙂 . The day I was admitted, there was 5 babies born, all naturally, can you believe it 🙂 . All I keep thinking is that its gonna be a few more days 😀 .