The Staycation I Didn’t Plan

I was hoping to have a weekend getaway before I give birth. You know.. To relax and just enjoy. I even asked suggestions from my friends and one was even willing to give me a discounted price. But as the saying goes: be careful with what you wish for.

Oh yes, I had my staycation alright. But not the kind I wanted.

Ouchie :(
Ouchie 🙁

Friday morning saw me at the hospital due to premature contractions and a gush of water trickling down my legs. I kept calm and collected but I was also nervous because the baby is not yet at full term. I was admitted for an overnighter to check if the contractions will continue in spite of a medicine they gave me.

I was given Isoxilan to slow down the contractions.
I was given Isoxilan to slow down the contractions.
Labor watch!
Labor watch!

It was my first night to sleep without Z since he was born. And I really think he did better than me. I kept on waking up to check my phone if my parents called or texted that my little boy was having a tantrum looking for me. None. Na-da. Nil. According to my parents, he slept through the night and woke up happily. I guess it’s good practice for him once I give birth and he needs to be away from me again.

Another good thing coming from this experience was having a trial at the hospital where I’ll be giving birth. UERMMMC along Aurora Blvd. has changed since I gave birth there 3 years ago. They now have a welcome pack for all patients. The parking situation still needs improvement though. And I now know that PhilHealth works! Just be sure that you are paid for a year.

The UERM admission pack includes: a tissue roll, bottled water, trash bags, a toothbrush and toothpaste set, spoon and fork, thermometer, soap and medicine cups.
The UERM admission pack includes: a tissue roll, bottled water, trash bags, a toothbrush and toothpaste set, spoon and fork, thermometer, soap and medicine cups.

I’m just thankful that we didn’t give birth yet. We’ll have to wait for two more weeks to hit the 37th week mark. Actually, I was like this with my first pregnancy. These babies are so eager to go out and see the world! I’m really excited too but for now, I’m stuck at home with limited activities.

It's a family affair!
It’s a family affair!

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