Dec 10, 2010
I had some bleeding back over halloween weekend (27 weeks), and was hospitalized for 4 days. That was scary, but thankfully that went away. Four weeks later, the bleeding came back. Went to triage last Friday the third when the bleeding came back again. Was told that I am 1cm dilated. Stayed overnight and was released when the bleeding just turned to light spotting. Took it easy over the weekend and went to see the OB monday morning. He immediately took me off work. Tuesday, the bleeding started to come back so i went back in to triage. At that point I was told that I was to stay in the hospital indefinitely.
If this spotting doesnt go away, things are gonna happen pretty darn fast. The OB wants to deliver me at 34 weeks if the bleeding continues. By the way - 34 weeks would be NEXT SATURDAY, the 18th!
A fetal assessment could find nothing wrong with my placenta, but that doesnt mean that there isnt anything wrong - just that nothing shows up. I got another set of steroid shots for the lungs, and had a consult with a neo-natologist today. She answered all my questions about having a preemie. Showed me that the odds for survival of a baby born at 34 weeks are very good. Told me all about the NICU and advised that I could expect our baby to spend anywhere from 2 days in the NICU to 6 weeks, depending on his condition. The assessment showed that he weighed 6lbs 7oz on monday - which is pretty darn big for 32 weeks+, but there is always a certain margin of error with those things.
The OB was supposed to come back to check if i have dilated further... but as of yet he hasnt been back. I need to ask him if he is thinking caesarean or vaginal delivery. Tomorrow we go for a tour of the NICU and they will find us a baby who was just born at 34 weeks so we can have an idea what to expect.
I guess thats about all my news... just taking it easy at the hospital and enjoying breakfast in bed every day!
Very scared and saddened over the prospect of having to leave our little guy at the hospital once i`m discharged. praying and hoping that I can keep him in just a little longer.