Holy crap. We just had our first scare (and I'm sure not our last). I was at work today and kinda had some cramps this morning which I disregarded and then when I was peeing I noticed a spot of blood on my pantyliner. I just about died. I called my OB's office and they said they'd call me back. Really? Call me back? I am literally scared out of my mind and you are going to "call me back"???
Anyways, since Erie Insurance is just blocks from Hamot Women's Hospital I just made a decision to go to Labor and Delivery. They whisked me into triage at once (since I was balling by that point). So the whisked me into a triage room only to ask for my ID and insurance cards and made me wait. Isn't that kinda disappointing that instead of helping me right away they made sure I could pay before they did? Ugh...
Anyways... a nurse came in and hooked me up to monitors that monitored the baby's heart rate and my uterus for contractions. His heart rate was a good 140~145 the majority of the time we were there today. It spiked to 160 once but he was moving around at that point. They took a urine sample and they drew blood (twice - because they had to run another test they didn't run on the first batch). They also had a sonographer do an ultrasound to look at the placenta to make sure there were no placental abruptions.
One of my OB's came in about 2 hours after we were admitted to tell me everything looks normal. The spot of blood is still unexplained but everything looks good. Mike Googled it and I guess your cervix is super sensitive the further into pregnancy you get so maybe something bothered it. My coworker Jimmy made a good point that this morning, after we went to Starbucks (don't worry, I didn't get any caffeinated drinks), I jogged (or as he called it "shuffled") across the street pretty quickly. So maybe that was the cause. Who knows.
Now I am on super high alert and still kinda freaked out. Hopefully that will be the first and last scare we have before his official arrival in September or October. :)