Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Hospital Time Take Two

I had a follow-up appt with the doctor yesterday. I was hoping that things had not changed and I could spend the rest of my week at home again. But I felt a few contractions while we were in the waiting room and the doctor checked my cervix. It turns out I had dialated one more cm (3 total now) than I was last weekend. He then made the executive decision to admit me in the hospital for further monitoring so my little stay at home was short-lived. But I guess it's the best place for me to be.

Yesterday the doctor came to see me and noticed I was having contractions every 5 minutes which is not what we wanted. He gave me an additional medication to try and stop the contractions. He told me if we couldn't stop it we might see her by midnight!
But the meds did its job and the contractions were less frequent through-out the night. I'm just waiting on what the doctor has to say for the rest of this week. I wish I knew when she was going to come.
I had another ultra sound done this morning and the baby is going well so that makes me happy. She has been moving around and has been practicing her breathing too.

The following have been my companions since being in the hospital.

The IV is not really my friend, but I have to take it every where I go. I hate needles and this time it's been really bothering me. I'm sick of being pricked.

Thank goodness Noah brought me our laptop bc there's only so much tv I can watch. At least American Idol is on tonight so I have something to look forward to.


  1. Yowzahs! Thanks for the update. I'll keep praying (and so are the girls in my small group!).

  2. Hello,

    Found your blog just from reading other blogs. I read your comment about needles and wanted to leave a quick message that I hope helps. There is a prescription numbing cream available, I believe it is called Emla cream. (I could be a little off with the name). I hate needles too and with this cream, you never feel a thing, even getting blood taken. Make sure to leave it on for at least 45 minutes before the procedure. My niece also uses it for all her shots and it is amazing to see a child with no fear of needles. Might want to try it on your little one when they are older.

    Good luck with the baby! What an exciting time!

  3. I'm thinking about ya lady!! Can't wait to meet Ava!


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