Yikes! That actually sounds similar to my L&D stay last pregnancy, except I was 28 weeks. The shot stuff made me pass out too. It was pretty wretched.
I don't blame you for losing it a bit- that many hours of having contractions is hard enough when you know it is being productive, moving you towards your goal.
I am SO super proud of you for letting babers bake a bit longer. Even though at 36 weeks he'd probably be ok, if you can give him even ONE more week, it can make a huge difference (that's what I'm telling myself at this point, if only if it will help us avoid the jaundice we had last time).
Hang in there, I'm sorry you've got so much to deal with!
This is what I keep telling myself. Giving him more time will insure a healthier baby. But its still hard.
Originally Posted by jooniper
The contractions still realy havn't lightend up as much as I would like but It is better then it was. I still have a killer headache which I assume is from the elevated blood presure. My BP is usually around 110/60 ish and last night when leaving the hospital it was 149/70 something. They didnt seem overly concerned about it tho I will be keeping an eye on it for the next couple says. We have BP monitor here at home so :)
Well I have a doctors appointment today at 1030. So I will post last with an update on what she says.
Thanks for all the support ladies makes it a little easier to still be pregnant.
Wow how scary. I started contracting at 28w and was put on medication to stop them. Stopped the medicine at 35w5d and started contracting regularly at 36w on the dot. They actually decided to deliver me. I was scared to death that my baby was too early. Luckily he was fine though. He did have some jaundice issues which I am fairly certain we would have avoided if he had come later. Hang in there. I know it is hard, but it really is better for baby to stay in for just a while longer. Hugs!
Welcome to your lodge, I'm so sorry about all the preterm stuff though, how frustrating, of course you want your baby to bake longer, but when told you're going to have your baby that day and going through all the motions, it has to be frustrating.
:bighug: I hope your appointment went well today
My post will be about my intro I promise! Hehe. I am doing this so backwards :P
36 week appointment was today and it went pretty well. The contractions have slowed down to about 1 every 10-15 minutes. Which is alot more bareable then them being so close togather. Babys heart beat was 151 which is about what it have been this entire pregnancy. Well my cervix is soft and I am still pretty much at 1cm but she said that I was close to a 1.5 then I had been yesterday when they checked me. Yay half a centemeter in like... 30 hours. They hooked me up to the NST for 30 minutes and everything was good. Got my Beta test back and that was negative so thats a plus side. Other then that nothing new to report. I go back next Tuesday at 11:15 so we shall see.
I am sure that this is an emotional roller coaster--wanting your baby to be healthy, wanting to meet him, not wanting to keep dealing with contractions...so many feelings. I hope the contractions go away for a while and you can just keep baking him!
I think this is my biggest issue. I've had a really rough couple months as far as my emotions go. I've been struggling with depression but I have been avoiding getting on any type of medication for it. Physically I feel like crape too but that I can handle because I know that keeping him baking longer is whats best for him. But the being told when I first went in up until hours before they sent me home that I was going to have a baby. Was hard... Almost cruel. I went in thinking they would stop it and that I'd be comming home for another couple weeks. But when the shot didn't work and they werent going to give me another one they then desided that I was going to be taking my son home.... I had a hard time accepting that I was going to have a baby that was only 36 weeks. It's a mix of emotions that I am having a really hard time coping with and I know that it's going to take me a couple days to get over it. I just keep reminding myself that he will be fully baked and ready to come home when I have him.
Originally Posted by MrsMangoBabe
oh and P.S. bedrest sucks
Oh man, what a head game! You are doing great staying positive and happy to keep baking a little longer. I hope the kidney infection is coming under control and you are more comfortable. Maybe have a cookie, or 20. Put the last week behind you and find your baby zen. I'm picturing a very pregnant lady meditating on a mountain...with a plate of cookies.
Haha. That's what we went and got was a big tube of chocolate chip cookies I havn't made them yet..... because our cookie sheets are still packed in a box somewhere. Ugh. Im so glad that we are making our final move tomorrow
Originally Posted by Melissa1223
Introduction... FINALLY :D (I kind of suck at stuff like this)
Whoo hooo 36 weeks I am soo glad to be this close to being done! :) I can't wait to meet my little man.
Ok so I guess I'll start with how me and the baby's father met..
His name is Roy and hes not really in the picture any more. Let me explain. We had been togather for a year and a half and ended up getting preggers. We were happy but from there it pretty much went down hill. I don't know what happened really. It was like as soon as we really started talking about a future togather that we really and truly realised just how different we were and it didn't work. We tried. Several times and each time the fighting and argueing got worse so we went out seperate ways. He's still involved to an extent but not as much as I'd really like him to be. He's still a great guy and I still plan for him to have a say and be able to see his son but as far as an us goes that option is really out.
Since we split we have had some issues yes but we are working on things.
Now on to me. Not all that exciting.
I'm Kendra and I'm 19 which is young I know but I hope yall dont mind. I just recently made a move to Huntington Beach California at the begining of this month with my parents. And it's been crazy. I will be going back to college in January to finish up my accouting degree only about a year and a half left! WHOOHOOO. Yes I still live with my parents but it was a choice I made for me and my son. I needed help and back in Texas that really wasn't an option. Out here I don't have bills to worry about and I also have free in-home child care. So I sucked it up and moved back in with them which is ok with me. My mom is my best friend and pretty much the best labor coach I could have asked for! Shes already read my entire Hypnobirthing book. So now Im babbling and I dont know what else to say :) Got any questions ask away.