Laptops and wireless internet are seriously great. I am typing this from my hospital bed. If you are checking here for the first time in the past couple days, you can scroll down to get the play by play on our latest prenatal drama. Basically, I started having contractions last night about every 10-15 minutes. When this kept up for a couple hours we decided we better head to the hospital.
Fortunately, it was bedtime and our neighbor (who we share a wall with) was able to just come over and check on the kids. Jared was able to stay with me and then went back home in the morning before the kids woke up. We also happen to live VERY close to the hospital.
So by the time we got here and they hooked me up to the monitor my contractions were quite strong and about 2 minutes apart! Not crazy painful or anything, but definitely doing something as I'm now 3-4 cm dilated. As Jared said, they started me on magnesium to stop the contractions. I was hooked up to that until about 10 this morning. It did it's job. My contractions are back to "normal"--1 or 2 every hour.
I'm really glad that I get to go home tomorrow. Thankfully, Asher isn't as low in my pelvis so it doesn't look like labor is going to be imminent. But if labor does start again, they won't try to stop it at this point. We'll just have to see what happens.
I really didn't think we'd be back to the hospital until the baby was born. I'd been having fewer contractions and feeling really good, but apparently this little guy is quite anxious to make his appearance. My family is actually coming on Saturday and we are supposed to go to the beach all next week. It doesn't look like I'll be doing that now. But the beach they are going to is only a couple hours away so they'll definitely be taking the kids there.
I'm going to eat some ice cream now, but we'll be sure to keep the blog updated with any news. Thanks for the prayers!