Okay, so here are this week's events:
Monday: Had a useless appointment with my former favorite doc. He told me nothing of importance, except the classic "I don't think you'll go past 34 weeks" line. Oh yeah, he did say my cervix had shortened a bit (according to my research, I had effaced around 50% or so.)
Tuesday: Not feeling well, what a surprise.
Wednesday: Woke up at 3a.m. to lots of contractions, but ended up falling back asleep. 5a.m., woke up to MAJOR contractions. Tried to deal with them, but by 10a.m. decided I better get checked, just in case. Went to my "old" OB, she checked and announced this was probably it; my contractions were horrible and coming consistently at 3 minutes apart. So, I begrudgingly agreed to go back call my doctor and get his opinion. He wanted me to come in to L&D, so we went... again... although we stopped and picked up food along the way (he wasn't so happy about that one, but hey, I knew it would end up being a long day!)
After lots of monitoring, they decided I probably wasn't in labor (though I had effaced to 80%, so there was progress, just no dialation), but felt it best to keep me overnight. I was okay with this, because So You Think You Can Dance was on that evening, so I knew I'd be happy just watching t.v. And I told them I refuse to let them hook me up to IV unless it was to deliver, so at least I wasn't going to have needles in my arm this time. They moved me to the other wing (the non-delivery side) and left me to relax for the evening.
Thursday: I woke up to the same contractions as the day before. Nurses hooked me up to the monitors and decided that yes, this has got to be it, Sarah's gonna be having the babies today! So once again I was sent over to L&D. And, surprise, surprise, once there they realized the contractions still weren't causing my cervix to dialate, so once again, it was a false alarm.
Once that was determined, my day turned pretty lousy. Apparently, the doctors have decided I a problem patient (like it's my fault that I am the contraction queen?), so they decided to avoid me for the day. Long story short, I finally got to go home (after only 7 hours of begging the nurse to have a doctor come in to talk to me.) Since I know the discharge drill by now, I went ahead and unhooked the monitors, got dressed, signed the paperwork, and was ready to go before the nurse really even realized I was leaving! Sometimes it just plain feels good to be a pain in the butt.
Friday: Today's appointment! You'd think there would be no reason to go to my appointment today, considering I have already been in 3 days this week. But I still needed to have the boys' measurements done, so ended up having to keep today's appointment. As of today, Joel is 4lbs, 4oz, and Evan is 4lbs. They both looked great on the ultrasound. No other changes at this point, so I expect to stay pregnant for a while yet.
After getting the ultrasound and measuring the heartbeats, Dr. K came in and announced 1) that I am driving him and the other doctors crazy; and 2) in order to shut me up, he is willing to go ahead and schedule a c-section date. I was not particularly happy with the implications that I am a problem patient, but hey, they were finally willing to give me a date, so whatever, I'll deal with the accusation. So, although they are still saying, "you won't make it that far", he went ahead and booked me for SEPTEMBER 12th (36 weeks.) Now, if I were really a "problem patient" as they suggest, I would have tried to get it to 35 weeks instead, but I'm not, so I happily thanked him AND told him he was my new favorite doctor. (No response, not even a smile. Have I really pissed these doctors off that much?)
THIS PUBLIC NOTICE IS TO INFORM TENANTS JOEL WHITE AND EVAN WHITE THAT ON THE DATE OF SEPTEMBER 12TH, 2007, TENANTS WILL BE EVICTED FROM CURRENT PREMISES, THAT OF SARAH WHITE, MOTHER AND CARRIER OF SUCH TENANTS. SHOULD SUCH PREMISES NOT BE EVACUATED PRIOR TO THIS DATE, REMOVAL SHALL BE FORCED AT THE HOUR OF 1:30P.M. THROUGH ANY MEASURE REQUIRED. TENANTS MAY CHOOSE TO LEAVE THE PREMISES WITHOUT NOTICE PRIOR TO THE EVICTION DATE WITHOUT PENALTY.