Life is interesting. You never know what challenges will be thrown at you.
Long story short, my water broke Friday afternoon while at work. I rushed to get checked out by my doctor within the hour of it happening and she sent me straight to the hospital on bed rest until the baby comes. It wasn’t in the plan, but I’m staying positive!
I had heavy bleeding on Friday night and a stressful evening (Adam’s brakes completely went while driving over to the clinic… He’s amazingly fine, but it couldn’t have happened at a worse time). I got hooked up to an IV was on COMPLETE bed rest (bed pan.. Ew) and am monitored throughout the day and night. Since my water broke, there is a risk of infection in the womb.. That would cause premature labor and other problems. The ultrasound at the clinic showed there was fluid still around his head, and other areas. Also, his head is down and is acting as a cork; not allowing as much fluid to escape. He will keep reproducing the fluid (when he pees!) So that’s what we want:
Lots of fluid made.
And everything to seal back up properly.
So if you would like to pray for us, those are the big things.
The strangest thing is that I felt perfectly fine.. No pain as I didn’t go into labor.
As of today, I’m 23 weeks. This is the time they consider the baby viable.. There’s a chance of survival, but with a very high concern for health risks. By 24 weeks, those risks are cut in half and the survival chance almost doubles! Every week gets better and better. I’m hoping to make it until 28 weeks and beyond to avoid those health risks. Every day past 28 weeks is a major day of development.. Every day counts. My ultimate goal is 30 – 32 weeks.. Or beyond! I probably won’t go too much past 32 weeks as they would probably deliver the baby around that point.
Today was a good day; I got my bathroom privileges back (no more bed pan!), finally showered and I’m off my IV! Also, there are no signs of infection, very minor leaking or bleeding (if any). So as long as things stay this way and I don’t go into labor we should be able to make it to at least the 28 week mark. I am in good spirits and Adam is doing a lot better.
I’m planning to work from the hospital and will probably have my computer delivered tomorrow. Also, visitors are welcome!! I’m laying in bed and would rather not rot my brain watching TV all day. I’d love to see people and stay connected. Call or email and I’ll let you know where I’m at.
I’ll keep updating this blog with my progress, so please check back!