Monday, November 24, 2008

Our Busy, Crazy (Scary) Weekend

On Thursday, Justin reffed a couple basketball games in the afternoon, which I watched, and we had "Grad Night" on campus. When we got home from that, we went to bed (around 9:30) so we could get up at 11:00 to go see Twilight at midnight. By the time we got home from that and went to sleep, it was 3 in the morning. I got up at 5 to go to work... Needless to say, I was very tired on Friday.

I worked all day and was having a ton of Braxton Hicks. I started counting and timing around 3:00 and they were every five minutes like clockwork for a couple hours. Because I work in NICU/Postpartum, I have the luxury of having my OB doc close at hand. He told me to take 2 Advil, go home, drink tons of water and rest. If they weren't gone or at least slowing down significantly in a couple more hours, I was supposed to come back. Well, I followed "orders" and after three hours they were still about every 6 or 7 minutes, so I took myself back to the hospital (Justin was an hour out of town reffing basketball games). They hooked me up to monitors and had me do a urinalysis. Aparently, I was ridiculously dehydrated so they started an IV and ran in a bag of fluid. 10 or 15 minutes after the IV started, the contractions were all but gone. Justin got to the hospital for about the last 10 minutes before they sent me home. All is well now, (Carrie is moving and growing like crazy) and I've been drinking a lot more water this weekend.


On Saturday morning, I drove to Orem for my baby shower there. I had a lot of friends from high school come and some of the local relatives. I (we) got a lot of great stuff and it was so exciting to pack 2 more boxes yesterday and write "Carrie" on them. Thanks Marissa (and friends) for putting it together!

8 comments:

Katy Hanchett said...

That would be very scary and you are definatly brave going to the hospital yourself...not like you really had a choice! :) I'm happy that all is well and I'm excited for you guys to get back to AZ so we can hang out and then babysit when Carrie comes. :)

Jenelle said...

I'm glad you had a fun shower. I'm so sorry I couldn't make it! I was in Salt Lake til 4:00 in the afternoon. But if you guys drive through here on your way to AZ- stop and let us make you something or whatever!

Liana said...

What a cute belly! I miss seeing you at church! Glad that the contractions stopped. Crazy how much water you have to drink when you are pregnant, huh?

Jenn said...

Glad to hear you're doing well! But, really sad I couldn't be at your baby shower or give you anything. Sigh. I am really happy to be near family, but really sad to not be near awesome friends. Guess I can't have everything.

Alysha Smith said...

You look great, you dont look 8 mos. pregnant. We are so excited to see you guys! DRINK A LOT OF WATER!

Jenna and Dillon said...

It was so fun to be there! Thanks for inviting Audrey and me. We had a blast catching up. Just like old times.

Coleen said...

You look so cute!!! I love the look of your blog.

Heather said...

That must have been scary!! Ive had some but nothing for me to really get worried about. Keep drinking LOTS of water!