We made it to 28 weeks! Woo hoo! It’s exciting to know if Paityn is born she has a much better survival rate than she did when we first arrived here. However, now its time to move on and focus on the next goal of 32 weeks. I’m hoping that I not only make it to 32 weeks, but that I have no contractions or water breaking. Just an easy smooth four weeks. (How ridiculous. We all know I’m not that lucky.)
Sunday I started contracting around 1am and by around 4:30am I had a new IV (yes, folks, that makes five) and was starting magnesium. Magnesium is used to try and stop labor and its given very quickly, in about 20 minutes, and makes you feel awful. Awful! I threw up and was literally writhing in pain and tossing and turning in my bed. It felt like my skin had caught fire and I had cold wash cloths on my head and the nurse was fanning me while she was counting down how many minutes I had left. As soon as the time was up and she turned the pump off I felt a ton better. I do not want to go through that again!
I was on a much smaller and slower dose of magnesium for a few hours after that and also had to have a catheter. That was so uncomfortable and I complained about taking it out the entire time I had it. Luckily it was only for a few hours. I really felt like I was getting to the point where I might just yank it out myself. It burned like hell to use the bathroom for the rest of the day.
Of course I can’t make it for longer than about a week or so without something eventful going on.
Other than that things are well – Paityn is well and at my Monday sono she was weighing in at about 2lbs 8oz. She has her hand above her head which means if my water were to break her hand could come out first and we also have the risk of a prolapsed umbilical cord. I’m not even gonna go there with the what-ifs. If that happens we’ll take it from there.
Liz is a just a mom trying to keep it real about how little she sleeps, how often she gets puked on and how much she loves them. You can find her here every day writing about real-mom moments.