So today I had to rush myself to the hospital. After having horrible pain for about 2 hours..and much deliberation about that pain being either a) gas or b) constipation...I decided that is was way too painful to be so simple. I loaded myself and Mia in the only car left for me...and drove the short drive to Clovis Community. I was contracting while I was driving...(almost used the horn to get through intersections) but had to be safe because Mia was freaked out already. I pulled into the ER parking lot and while contracting (didn't lock car either)...and made my way to the ER. They immediately pushed me to Labor and Delivery Triage.
I was hurting at about a 6-7 at this time....about time for an epidural with normal labor. They put me in a bed and checked me immediately. I felt alot of pressure. I was definetly in labor. 12 contractions in an hour. Luckily I wasn't dilated to more than a finger. Still tight and high. (Can you say relieved?) They did need to stop the contractions though. They ended up giving me a slow muscle relaxer to stop the labor. The first injection did slow me down for a while. Then after about an hour I started up again, but not as painful....just annoying. They put in an IV (my worst IV experience to date...awful) and then gave me another injection to stop the contractions. I then slowed to about 3 contractions in an hour (Mind you are supposed to go to the hospital if you have more than 4 in an hour). When I got done with my IV...they discharged me.
I am now on bed rest at home. I am to keep my fluids up and call if anything changes. I am very glad that they were able to stop my labor today. I was very scared. I am in no way ready for this baby to come out now. He has a while still. I will be going in to see my OB hopefully tomorrow. I'll keep everyone posted on my pregnancy.