Well after 3 full hours of regular contractions and a bath that calmed them for a while I decided to go get checked out. I was in contact with my Doula the whole time and she was incredibly supportive of any decision I wanted to make. I didn’t tell Kate what was happening until two hours into the contractions cause she was at work and I didn’t want her to freak out.
I decided to get out of the house and get dinner to see how I felt after eating. While I was eating by myself and talking between Kate and my Doula I decided I needed to know what was going on either way. So off I went by myself to L&D.
The other hospital is fully booked so there were two other women ahead of me checking in. It’s very busy night for labor I guess. Because I’m having twins they roomed me first. My doula came first and Kate came shortly after work. All my vitals are and have been normal and the babies are doing very well. I had an OB appt earlier in the day so I already knew how the babies were but it’s still reassuring to hear their heartbeats.
They sent off my urine to the lab and very quickly it came back and I have a strong bladder infection…womp womp. So basically that’s what’s most likely causing the contractions and cramping I’ve been having along with the back pain. Way to kill my early labor buzz. I know they have more time to cook but I was getting excited thinking of the possibility of meet them! 😔 talk about mixed emotions.
Speaking of emotions. I was super anxious when I first arrived and then calmed down with the help of my Doula and Kate. Love those girls they will be worth a million dollars when this thing really starts. I was moody as hell right before coming in, like rollercoaster moody ☺️😍😎😉😋😏😒😂😖
Back to L&D. So they give me some Meds for the bladder infection and some cranberry juice and water to drink. I’ve been pounding water like mad all day cause they tell you to when you have Braxton Hicks, so I’m very hydrated. Anyway, the on call doctor wants to see me before being discharged cause I’m having twins and my contractions are still regular regardless of the bladder infection. They did a cervical check (painful as hell) and I’m still not disputed at all so they contractions are probably not doing much if anything.
I so badly want something to be happening that shows progress. It’s very disappointing to find out it’s a bladder infection instead of early labor. I was checked twice cervicaly and no dilation was happening. The doctor did say Daiton was very low and she could feel his head, that was reasuring since I’ve been saying he dropped with no confirmation.
Thank you for your support and advice, as always it is so helpful and I don’t know what I’d do without it. Today I’m going to start being a bit more active in hopes it helps these kids decend more.