On the Saturday morning I started getting surges, however at that point I wasn’t sure whether they were surges. I remained calm and told Nick to play golf. He returned 4 hours later and at this point I still wasn’t 100% sure that they were surges but I was bouncing on my ball to help stay relaxed.
Nick suggested we prepare as if we were going to hospital, but first we had lunch, Cornish cream tea! 🙂 He packed up sandwiches, loaded the car and then ran me a bath. After a nice bath, we put on a film and I used the TENS machine. I was still feeling calm. We didn’t get far into the movie when we were both tired so had an hour’s nap.
Around 4pm, I was concerned that I hadn’t felt the baby move all day, so I phoned the hospital. By 5:30pm I was in hospital to be monitored. I was left in a brightly lit room on my own, hooked up to a machine. I didn’t want to let this reduce the surges, so I played my piano meditation music and asked the midwife for a blanket to get more comfortable. As the baby was ok, the midwife said that I was ok to go home as surges can last for days! She did however ask if I wanted to see a doctor for my bad skin to which I said ‘yes’. As she said that it may be another few hours of waiting, I went out to the car to see Nick rather than wait in the bright room on my own. We had some of the food he had prepared and had cuddles as I did not want to have another 3 days of surges!!
Before long, I was called back in and went to another room where I waited on my own. I watched videos of my cat Pickles purring and looked at my baby scans. The doctor saw me and again I played my relaxing piano music, to which the doctor also enjoyed! He said that they would admit me overnight for my skin, so I sent Nick home.