Well, I now know what contractions feel like on a minor scale.
Last night, about 8:30pm, I started to feel crampy but didnt think much about it, then I decided I should time them. They were 6-7 min apart. At this point, I didnt tell Matt, I wanted to wait it out awhile and see what happened. About 11:30, I finally woke Matt up and told him what was happening and that now they were roughly 5 min apart. We live about 40 min away, so I prayed about it and knew I should at least get checked out.
We arrived at the hospital at 12:30ish and was hooked up to monitors to check Levi's heartbeat and my contractions. The sweet nurse, Ashley =), confirmed that I was having contractions about every 2 min at this point, whew! I felt better that I wasnt imagining things. They continued to monitor me for about 1 hr to 1 1/2 and my contractions were anywhere from 2-7 min, very inconsistant. So, they called the on-call doctor and she monitored them from home (so cool) and I was told to go home, that it was pre-labor. I was fine with it, because it gave Matt and I the opportunity to see how everything will go, sort-of.
The doctor and nurse gave us good news about Levi, and said that he handled the contractions wonderfully. That was a blessing.
I was told to drink lots of water, which I have done good until that day. I had 3 glasses of caffeinated drinks yesterday and hardly any water. The nurse said this is common when its hot out and late in pregnancy, dehydration could cause contractions.
I am home today resting and I have a dr. appt tommorrow, so we will see.
I am still crampy with some contractions as of now, but still inconsistant.
Say a prayer for Matt, Levi and me, please. I thank you in advance!