Jan 06, 2010
Well, it went like this. I couldn't sleep through all the excitement so I was up doing laundry and getting the house ready. Well, I must of over done it, because I started having contractions. I was trying to avoid going to the hospital, because I knew they would just send me home. About 1:30 they got so bad I could not stand it anymore, by this point they had been under 5 mins for 1 1/2 hours and we had tried everything. Warm baths, laying on my side, drinking 32 oz of water in 20 mins, EVERYTHING! Hubby called and the nurse said to get in there. Well, surprise, surprise, we get there and they stop. The Dr decided to keep me anyway since I was supposed to come in at 7AM for my amnio and C-Section. So, we have the kids w/ us and all and no one gets any sleep. The Dr comes in at 8:30 to do the amnio but says he can't because my placenta is in the front and baby is blocking him everywhere else. He leaves for two hours to see if she moves and she does. So, we do it at 10:30 and we are told to pray for 45. Not sure what the number means, but it's what the Dr said we needed. We wait 1 hour and the nurse comes in and tells us that we got 20 and baby's lungs are not mature enough to deliver, but both Drs want to talk to me. Now I am worried. First the Dr that did the amnio comes in and says he is sending it to another lab to have a closer look and they might be calling me back in to deliver w/ in 48 hours if the other lab says it's good. Then my OB comes in and says that we are set for delivery in 2 weeks Jan. 20th. That's 39 weeks. She said I might get a call before then but not to count on it. By this time I had not eaten for 16 hours and I'm starved and exhausted, but the nurse comes in and says I cannot leave because I need a Rogham shot. An hour later she comes back and said the lab wanted blood and takes my blood. It's now getting to be around 4 and my husband finally gets onto the nurse and tells her that I need to eat. She leaves and comes back w/ my shot and says she had to threaten the lab to get it. I am both disappointed and relieved. Yes I was all set to meet my baby, but I want her healthy and while I did not want the amnio I am so glad she made me do it, or I might of had a little baby in NICU right now. That would have been so much worse then sitting here at home w/ my baby still in my tummy.
So, thank you all for your prayers and well wishes. I do believe this is God's way of answering our prayers for a healthy baby. She will be here in 2 weeks time and she will be healthy. That's the important thing, no matter how disappointed I am.