Friday, March 19, 2010

At the hospital...

So, most of you know what has been going on but I thought I would inform you of some details. I was having labor contractions, not just braxton hicks, on 3/11 and came in after I fell down my apartment stairs. I was in the hospital over night with medication, but I went back to work the following Monday. Then on Tuesday I felt AWFUL. The baby was putting a lot of pressure on me really low and I started having contractions every 2-3 minutes for 2 hours. I finally fell asleep and woke up feeling great. I went to work and after lunch I had contractions again. Then they came back about an hour later. I had an appointment scheduled for the next day but called and the doctor said to come right in. At this point contractions were hurting pretty badly. They checked me and I was 50% effaced and 1 cm. They did an ultra sound and the baby looked great. They did an FFN to predict preterm labor and it was positive so they sent me to L&D right away. I received every possible medication to make the contractions stop and nothing was working. I was going to have to be transferred to a city hospital in Nashville to deliver where the NICU was really good, but I ended up not making progress with my cervix. Anyways, after grueling medication, lung stabilizing steriod shots for baby, and constant monitoring I am still in the hospital. I will probably leave tonight but will be on bed rest until this baby boy comes. It stinks because I have no idea when he will come and I cannot even prepare because I can't get out of bed. My mom is coming tomorrow to help but I know that God is taking care of our situation. I am only 27 weeks 2 days but he is weighing around 2 1/2 pounds already!!! I am hoping to make it to at least 32 weeks. My shower in Dallas is going to be canceled because I can't travel. :( We will just plan it for after the baby comes!!! If you are reading this, keep praying for us! My doctor says that there is even hope to go full-term if baby cooperates like he is.

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