i was not trying to leave anyone hanging, I just needed a nap. If you have not read the Previous post the Do's and don'ts of vacation scroll down and read that first!!!
And sorry for any weird formatting issues for some reason Blogger is only allowing me to type in the HTML view on the iPad. But just glad I have this.
So to continue...
The Dr came in and talked with me. He said that about 50% of women who' water breaks this early will labor and there is not much you can do, the rest may hold off for a few days and the rest even longer. He said at this point it is best not to try and stop labor as labor is often the bodies way of letting you know there is an infection or could be some complications. Luckily all of my blood work came back good and there aren't any infections so I am just in the, they have no idea why it happened category. At this point they gave me a steroid shot to help with the baby's lung development. One of the ideals would be for me to make it 48 hrs so the steroids could have full affect.
So they took me down for an ultrasound and also an echo; when the cardiologist on call heard that I have Shone's syndrome he was all excited. That is often one of the Jeopardy questions he creates at their Dr's yearly party as it will stump even most cardiologists. So I was in a room with the ultrasound machine and the echo machine being teamed up on at times. My heart looks great and the baby looked great. He was measuring at 32 weeks and 4 days or 4 lbs and 5 oz, so almost a week big for his age, so that is wonderful news. So all was looking good but I was continuing to leave puddles behind everywhere I went.
So the evening went on. Eric and I watched the American Idol results, so glad Lee is still on by the way, and then we tried to get some sleep. I decided I did not need to be tough and asked for some pain meds. But before they could give me any they had to check me. But since I am so early and they not wanting to bring in any infection or progress things... They don't do it the regally way.. Ladies Just think of the pap smear equipment just a little more painful. Luckily I was only 1 cm so they gave me some meds. The Dr today told me he called back at 9:30 fully expecting me to have had the baby.
As it went into the late hrs the contractions while still intense seemed to spread out more and more and I finally stopped leaking fluids. And around 1:00 A.M. With a second exam and seeing I was still at 1 cm they were able to give me some more long term acting meds. and I slept for 5 straight hours.
Today the contractions are coming even less frequently and the baby is still looking great; plus after 24 hrs I was able to eat! Since they thought they were going to have to do the c-section soon i could not have anything. But I got a light/clear breakfast then a totally normal lunch. so tonight they are going to move me to a less intrusive room where they will still check on me but not as frequently and now ideally we are hoping to make it two more weeks at which time (34 weeks) they will take the baby.
So this was obviously not my plan. But I am truly at peace with things. I think I also am half still half in denial and am sure I will break down sometime soon. But for now things are going as good as they could be in the circumstances. It is a wonderful newer hospital with incredible staff and my amazing in-laws are taking care of our kids. The hard part is going to be figuring out what Eric is going to do with work.. But we are just waiting to see what happens with baby first..oh who's name is Ryder by the way.
I am sure I will be blogging more as I am just stuck laying in a hospital bed for possibly two weeks. Please keep me and Ryder in your prayers.