Pip really is determined to be a pickle! I felt funny all day yesterday, grumpy, emotional and a bit achey in my stomach. Paul was working from home so I just kept an eye on it. In the evening the aching became worse, Paul asked if I wanted to go to the hospital. My instant response was ‘yes!’. So off we went. The main road to get us there was closed and we had to drop our dog off with my parents on the way so the journey took about 45 minutes. The aching wasn’t going anywhere so it was a very quiet, slightly nerve wracking journey.
We arrived at the hospital and the aching continued to increase. I was connected up to a machine for monitoring. Pip was very happy and the aches weren’t in my head. I was having contractions, about every 2.5 minutes and with increasing intensity. There was a lot of umming and ahhing as they won’t put a neck cannula in until absolutely necessary. Then, quite suddenly after about two hours in hospital the contractions eased.
We were kept in overnight and I was given a steroid injection to help Pip’s lungs to develop just in case the contractions start again and we need to bring the c-section forward.
We’re back at my parents now (as they’re closer to the hospital) going back in this evening for a second injection and some more monitoring if I want it.
Hopefully Pip will stay put, at least until the steroids kick in!