Welcome to your lodge!
Welcome to your lodge!
Welcome to your lodge! So excited to have you here!
Hooray, you have a loge now! Congrats!
From a post on Dec '10
Originally Posted by AliciaD
thanks for the update, Mindie! I will be thinking of her!
This may be one short-lived lodge! She hit 36 weeks today I think.
The next update from her birth buddy:
I can't wait to hear what happens next, sending happy positive vibes her way!Quote:
Shes been contracting since 3 pm yesterday - no pain meds so far! So she is well on her way to getting her NCB
Welcome to your lodge, Kendra! Sending healthy vibes to you and baby!!
Hope labor is going well!!!!
Well I guess I will jst have to start my lodge a little bit backwards. First off thanks :) Can't wait to share my story but here is my story from L&D today.
Well yesterday afternoon I started having really bad cramps at about 3 pm but I figured they were just from walking around too much that morning. by about 730 or 8 is was getting to the point that I was really uncomfortable. But I was having a hard time timing my contractions. They weren't like what everyone keep describing. They where just loads of pressure in my pelciv area and some back pain. Well I called the l&d nurse to see what she said to see if I should go in and she told me that it sounded like nothing to put my feet up and drink a couple glasses of water. So between then and about 11 I walked and leaned over the egde of my bed with my knees on the ground took my second hot bath of the day and at 11 i kinda nodded off to sleep. Well 12:30 rolls around and I wake back up with more pressure and back pains so I do the same thing. Walked and leaned and just kind of piddled. by about 230 I was done. Leaning over the toilet puking was kinda my last straw. So off to l&d we went.
So we get there and get everything started. Well since I was 36 weeks today my doctor ordered a shot of what ever it was to stop the contractions. I was ok with that I was only at 1 cm and it would give my little boy some time to bake. Well at about 4 or 430 they gave me the shot and it looked like the contractions started to lighten up, also let me say at this point I didnt have an IV only the constant monitoring because we wanted to watch the contractions. well at 5 is when it went bad. I had a reaction to the shot they gave me and I passed out my BP plumited and they lost the babies heart beat. All I remember was looking at her and trying to tell her that I was getting really fuzzy and light-headed. Well the next thing I remember its like 45 minutes later. I'm half naked and there are like 4 nurses in the room and I've got an IV in my arm. Luckily everything was stabilized tho.
After that I was pretty out of it until about 7 am when the contractions started to get really painfull. So at this point after the shot didn't work on the contractions I had desided that I was going to have a baby. My doctor wasn't able to make it in until about noon so one of the nurses checked me... Still at a 1. They asked me if I wanted something to take the edge off and I desided against it. So from about 7 until 1230 when my doctor got there the contraxs stayed pretty constant 2-3 minutes apart. I thought I was making progress. With all the pressure I was feeling. Well when my doc got there and I still hadn't dilated they signed it off as false labor and said that if by 5 I hadn't dilated any then they would be sending me home with something for the pain. I also learned that I have another kidney infection and that this was what was probably causing the false labor
Im not exactly sure why but at this point I kind of lost the last bit of mental composure I had. So I spend the next 5 and a half hours sitting in my hospital bed in my mom's arms like a 5 year old crying. I'd been told several times since about 7 that morning that I was going to have a baby and that in the next day I'd get to meet my son and then had it ripped away from me.
So now its 7 pm and im sitting at home miserabley still having contractions about every 7 minutes with tons of pressure and a killer head ache trying not to be upset.... That was probably one of the hardest things I've ever done... walking out of that hospital still pregnant. I know that its going to give him more time to bake.... But it's still really hard... I just have to keep telling myself he needed a few more weeks to bake any ways.
welcome to your lodge!
sorry to hear the kidney infection caused a false alarm and got your hopes up :bigarmhug: