Last night I slipped on the ice and fell hard on my back, wrist and hit the back of my head. Nothing seemed broken, and I was trying to stay calm.
When I went to get ready for bed (15 minutes later), I noticed that my underwear were soaked. The liquid was clear and did not smell like urine. (I even made M smell it just to check!). I called the doctor on call. She said to go to the ER if I had enough leaking to feel my panties, and to come into the office today.
Well, the leaking stopped, and I was able to fall asleep. When I woke up this morning, I had a tightness at the base of my ute on the left side, which hasn't gone away, and I still hadn't felt the baby move.
|When the cramps got worse about 30 minutes later, I called my doc again. She said she would meet me at the birthing center. I was able to get M on the phone, and he came right away to pick me up.|
I spent the afternoon strapped up, listening to the baby's heartbeat and monitoring for contractions. The heartbeat was perfect 150-160s, and I didn't have contractions. The doc thinks the cramping and pain I'm feeling is either round ligament pain or a pulled muscle.
They also did an amniosure, which tests for ruptured membranes, that was negative. She said I may have had a tear in my membranes that was small enough to heal on its own, which is not common but a likely explanation for the fluid discharge I had last night.
They also did a sonogram to check my fluid levels - everything was great there, too. Baby was breech and on her belly, so we couldn't get another gender shot, so we are assuming she is still a girl :)
I am still super sore, mostly in my neck and hips, but I'm sure that will go away.
M was awesome the whole time, making sure I was comfortable and such. I could tell how worried he was. When we heard the heartbeat, the relief was so evident on his face. I know he loves this little girl as much as I do.
Tomorrow they are calling for 12 more inches of snow - Heaven help us!