I'm at the hospital ... yet again.
I woke up this morning just not feeling great but couldn't pin-point what it was throughout the day. It was after I took a nap and woke up that I became pretty sure this "pressure" I kept telling JB about was actually contractions. Saw my NP, and we decided I should head to Achibadem (the hospital in Adana I had the appendicitis at.)
That was four hours ago. The good news is, our little girl looks great. She is moving like crazy. I am indeed having fairly consistent (but not incredibly intense) contractions. My cervix looks long. I am not dilated. I do have some elevated blood levels indicating that there is perhaps an infection at work within me that may have spurred these contractions on. Either way, they gave me medications to stop the contractions. They are improving things, but the contractions have not completely stopped. They also gave me steroids in case the baby arrived early.
All appears good. I will probably be here until at least mid-day tomorrow. Our little girl is weighing in at 3.5 pounds. There is a NICU doctor on-call who is aware of my contractions. Thirty weeks is not ideal but usually sees good results. We, of course, aren't thinking that that is going to happen. It appears she has no plans to make an appearance anytime soon.
Will keep everyone updated. For now, please just pray that Abigail Grace stays put and continues growing and being healthy. (And yes -- I just announced the name!)