Wow. What a week.
Monday afternoon: fever
Monday night: fever + contractions
Tuesday morning: contractions + severe morning sickness (AKA vomitting on the side of the road on the way to the doctor!)
Tuesday all day: stay in labor & delivery (negative flu test, negative fetal fibronectin test, CBC good, a little anenemic, no dehydration BUT contractions 2-4 minutes apart). shots to stop contractions, sent home only to spend the afternoon throwing up and eventually adding diarrhea to the mix. oh, what joy!
Wednesday: severe nausea + a few contractions. back to doctor and labor & delivery for IV fluids and nausea meds. spent the afternoon in a stupor but at least the contractions and nausea were finally gone. finally able to keep some food down but my belly was cramping big time.
Thursday day: feeling MUCH better, able to function and even help with Clayton a bit.
Thursday evening: ended up passing out on my parents and realized that maybe my recovery would be a bit slower than I thought.
Today: Feeling even better, but still afraid to push myself.
AND IN THE MEANTIME, Little Baby C has been handling the stress wonderfully. He's been moving around and enjoying the excitement I guess . . . He weighs 4 pounds 4 oz. now and just for good measure I got two steroid shots for his lungs due to all the contractions. I'm glad they're on board, but I'll be just as happy to have him wait about four more weeks before making his entrance!