these pesky contractions.
today they decided to start. and they still haven't decided to stop.
you'll be happy to know (as i was) that some of my "contractions" are not contractions at all. rather, they are simply "irritable uterus". hmmm. if they keep on like this, i know someone else who is going to be quite irritable.
also, the nurse was quite complimentary about how well hydrated i am. i told her the 120 oz. story. she was impressed. at least i think that was the expression on her face. however, in hind sight, it might have been more of a "this chick is loco" kind of look.
here's the thing: the rule of thumb has been that if i have four or more contractions per hour...for a two hour time span...i need to go to the hospital. today, we discovered that this rule really doesn't work for me. because, clearly, i have had WAY more than four contractions per hour...for WAY more than two hours.
so, they've given me a new directive. which, of course, requires a follow-up with my OB within the next week. it also requires rest, hydration, and warm bathes. and "today" is supposed to be my new "baseline". so, basically, if i have more frequent, or more painful, contractions than today...that's when i go to the hospital.
two really nice things about this hospital experience...quality time with hubs AND not being charged a co-pay! woo hoo!