Thursday evening I started to feel a little "off" but was reluctant to call the doctors after hours because I couldn't pin-point exactly what was wrong. When I still felt the same on Friday, I started getting worried and decided to go in to the doctor rather than worry all weekend. I'm glad I decided to go in. They found out I was having frequent contractions and were able to stop them with a shot of Terbutaline ("Terb"). The scary thing was I didn't even feel the contractions.
Fortunately, Dr. Elliott pulled strings and got me a HUAM (home contraction monitor) which allows me to check for contractions a minimum of 2 times a day. This way I don't have to worry about "feeling" the contractions. It's a huge relief because I send the information to an offsite medical center and a nurse calls me back to explain the readings and tell me if I'm having contractions. If I have more than 6 in an hour, then I have to treat the contractions with another Terb shot, continual pump of Terb, etc. But so far, no more major contractions.
Stephen and I were pretty rattled because we weren't expecting things to start happening this quickly. Another reason we are soooo glad to be here.
Stephen took the best care of me this week, running me back and forth to the doctor, grocery shopping, even unpacking my clothes. I couldn't have asked for a better husband!