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Preterm Labor Day 4-5 #pregnancyjourney #pregnancyjournal #31weekspregnant

Day 4-5

Look how awful my arm ended up after the blood pressure cup and several more needle pokes. Yes, I know it looks terrible, it felt pretty sore too.  

I was also starting to get a little too used to all of the hospital food. I'm not going to lie-I was enjoying ordering my own choice of vegetarian meals 3 or 4 times a day. Some of the food was actually pretty good.

I was finally given the opportunity to walk around freely, well as freely as I could with my IV still hooked up to the pole. (Sorry I don't know the name of that thing) Catheter removal was not fun but I was happy it was gone. Very happy. 

I was not completely in the clear though. I was still having quite a few contractions, my head, back, and neck were throbbing so badly. I wasn't allowed to take a shower yet either. First time I've ever gone so long without one. 
I was feeling gross, in pain, exhausted and sad. I just wanted to go home, but I also wanted to make sure my baby was doing okay. I would listen to the sound of her heartbeat everyday and it made it a bit easier. 
My doctor visited me and told me I'd probably be there a little longer so that they could schedule in another sonogram and check her levels again.

I met quite a few more nurses, some repeats, and some new. They were all the best. I even enjoyed the company of the wonderful housekeeping ladies. They made jokes and kept me smiling. 

I had a few more meds added to what I was already on. I was given another med to stop the contractions, an anti-nausea med, an allergy med and an anti-viral.
The reason I was given the allergy med and anti-viral? 
Just my luck my chest and back were covered with tiny little red dots. We weren't sure if they were Shingles or an allergic reaction. Yup, when it rains, it pours.....

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