Today was quite eventful! I got good sleep and woke up feeling hopeful for a good day. About 20 minutes after waking up thought I started feeling funny. I was having a lot of pressure and then started feeling something that might be a contraction. Having never really felt one before I sort of just sat with it for a minute until it finally hit me that something was not right.
I hit the nurse call button, got hooked up to the monitors and sure enough was contracting about every 90 seconds. So that IV I was so happy to have removed yesterday? The IV that I warned them not to remove if they would have to give me another just days later? Yea, I got that IV back. Only this time on my right wrist instead of the left. They gave me a bag of fluids in about 15 minutes and started me on a medicine to stop contractions. I can’t remember what its called but it starts with a P. It worked and praise God the contractions stopped. I will remain on the contraction medicine for the remainder of my pregnancy.
Since things were going crazy this morning and I was so scared we were about to have a baby I called Guy and he turned around on his way to work and drove here instead. He got to stay with me the whole day which was great and my sister-in-law drove Brady up to join us once things calmed down. I could have kissed his little face a thousand times. I really believe he has grown and learned new phrases and words since I saw him on Monday. It was a great visit but was sad when they left. I’m sure that won’t ever change.
A doctor from the NICU came in to chat with us and answer any questions that we had. I don’t really have any at this point but it was nice for them to come meet us and assure us how well they would take care of our little girl if she was born soon. He told us our big milestone right now is 28 weeks and that would increase the likelihood of a healthy babe tremendously. So instead of looking forward into the distance I’m just focusing on 28 weeks. Hopefully we can make it longer.
So tomorrow is another day… just hanging out and trying to keep this little lady from being born to soon.
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.