Pregnancy: You Need To Be Prepared for the Unexpected
Get Your Life Together.
It started out as a pretty laid back Wednesday. No conference calls or corporate work to stress about just over here living my best life. Our M had a ceremony for being selected as a Kindergarten Terrific Kid for the month of November. So we attended her ceremony then I had to run a few errands.
Once I made it back home, I decided to start on my expense report for my job. If you don’t know already, I absolutely DESPISE doing expense reports. They are so time-consuming but I had to get it done before November 24th. I also had to wrap up a few end-of-the-month tasks for my job before we go in to have Baby Brown.
All was going well until I decided to go grab me a quick bite to eat. Of course, at his point in my pregnancy, I have to pee all the time. I went to the bathroom did my business and started to pull up my clothes and felt a gush.
A WHOLE GUSH.
I immediately went into panic mode. Mind you, I have never experienced my “water breaking” because I have had C-Section deliveries. As you can imagine I was stunned at first. Then I had to calm down and gather my thoughts. I asked myself all the questions.
Did my water just break? How do I know if my water broke? What am I supposed to do if my water breaks?
Soon after quizzing myself on something I know absolutely nothing about, I picked up the phone and called my OBGYN. I explained to the triage nurse what happen and she advised me to go to the hospital and they would perform a test to see if my water actually did break.
Keep in mind, I still haven’t finished putting a few items in my hospital bag. Yeah, I know, don’t judge me. Luckily, I wasn’t that concerned about the bags but more concerned if the baby would be coming before our due date. I texted my husband and headed out to the hospital. to be honest, I was glad the process didn’t take too long because there were a lot of other women waiting to be seen when I arrived. They brought me back and asked me a few questions then my husband showed up and we went back to a room.
Once we were in the back I had to do a urine sample and then I was hooked up on the monitor to see how Baby Brown was doing. This went on for about 20 minutes then the nurse came back in to tell me everything looked good and that she was going to check my cervix to see if I was dilated then she would perform the test to see if I was leaking amniotic fluid.
My cervix was closed and I was not leaking fluid. It was the weirdest thing. I was just happy to know that the baby was doing good and would not be coming just yet. Instead, they said it had something to do with my hormones and my PH levels being off. Good thing the hubby left to go pick the other two up from school and I was going to get to go home! Happy was an understatement because we would have to make last-minute arrangements with no family and no help.
Before being discharged the medical assistant and I were talking about how this was so unexpected and I mentions I still don’t have my bag completely pack. She responded with, I ‘m going to need you to get your life together. It was so funny because she was so right. Like, what am I waiting for?
This baby is coming and I need to be ready.
Have you had a “false alarm” with your pregnancy?
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