Babys coming early......(UPDATE 4)

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Babys coming early......(UPDATE 4)

Went to the hospital today for my NST. They said baby was nice n happy in there. So everything looked good. No contractions either. They also tested to see if I was leaking fluid because I felt awful leaky yesterday.......actually needed a pantyliner. Came back negative, so I guess I need to work on my kegels Blum 3
I go in on Tuesday for another NST. She also said she would check my cervix then and do my GBS swab as well. Not sure what's goin on after all that though because she's supposed to be going on vacation for 2 weeks. So I'll be left in the care of the other 3 doctors that work for the same practice. I'm not too happy about that....but there's nothing I can do about it.

Well, I'm home. They gave me my second steroid shot at at 1:30 and sent me home. Baby looked great all day yesterday and all last night on the monitor. They checked my fluid levels and graded the placenta. Fluid levels are up slightly, but still low. They gave my placenta a 1.....not totally sure what that means. Doc said its good though. She said I will most likely be delivering in the next 2 weeks. Our goal is to get to 36 weeks + before delivering. The good thing though, I turn 36 weeks on Wednesday. SO i only have that far to go before he's out of the woods. They said if he's born before then, they'll probably transfer him after birth, especially since he only has one kidney. So if i have to deliver before Wednesday, I'll probably transfer before birth and deliver at a bigger hospital just so we can be together and not get separated.
I go back in on Sunday to have a NST and check the fluid. She also said she'd check my cervix and see how I look for induction. Hopefully it looks good. I don't want a c- section Sad Then if everything looks good on Sunday we go back in on tuesday and repeat the NST and fluid check etc. I won't really know whats going on til then......
I'm kinda having a hard time with this. I had a nervous break down today from all the stress on my mind and heart. Its just because of what happened in the past....losing my son because of Potter's Syndrome and him having no fluid his entire pregnancy and being born with no kidneys. Now this one has only one kidney, and they told me my fluid was low, I automatically think the worst. Then I feel like she's lying to me to keep me from falling apart, or to shelter me from the hurt. Like she's not being truly honest with something really is wrong but won't tell me. DH called her and talked to her and she said flat out that she cares for us and would do anything in her power to help him, that she would not lie to us. She said theres a slight concern, but nothing that I should worry about. If there was any reason to think that his health was at risk, she'd take him out ASAP. SO I feel a bit better. My mind is just having a hard time dealing with this. Now I'm at home trying to get my house in order because my time has been cut short and I now only have less then 2 weeks to get my house clean and babys stuff ready......I'm thinking too much. Anyways. I'll update when I know more.

Babys fluid is up a bit from yesterday. Still low, but he's doing the practice breathing now. Still waiting to talk to the doctor. I'll update again when I do. Baby did good all night, heart rate looks good. I didn't get much sleep and my back hurts. Will update again soon

Talked to my nurse and she said that if my ultrasound looks good tomorrow and the fluid is up, they might send me home. He's looked good on the monitors all day, so thats good. They know he's doing well in there. They'll probably watch me more closely now, (regular NST's, ultrasounds etc) I won't know what exactly is going on til tomorrow as far as delivery goes. I know they were planning on delivering in the next few days, now the nurse says I'm confused. I'm on a break from monitoring at the moment and was able to get up and stretch and walk around a bit. They start monitoring again at 10pm. (not looking forward to it) I hate being on the monitor. The slightest movement causes the monitor to slip and we lose the heartbeat and have to find it all over again. *sigh*.......I'm bored Blum 3 My back hurts from sitting in this bed so long. The good news though.....they feed me good!! Hospital food is good and they have ice cream, popsicles, never ending sprite and turkey sandwiches Biggrin LOL
I'll update again if I find out anything else........

Yesterday I felt like baby wasn't moving like normal. Didn't think much of it and went to sleep. Woke up this morning sometime after 8. Baby wasn't moving, and I couldn't get him to move no matter how much I tried or what I did. So I called the doc and they said to come in right away. So I called my mother in law and she picked me and DDs up and dropped me off at the ER and took the girls back to her house. Registered and walked up to labor and delivery. They took a urine sample and then got me in one of their "oh so pretty gowns." Then they got me hooked up to the monitor. Took a lil while, but they found babys heartbeat and monitored him for half hour. Everything looked good on there, but my doctor ordered and ultrasound anyway. They brought that in and monitored him on that for a good half hour. He's measuring at 6lbs, give or take a pound.
While monitoring him, they measured his fluid and his fluid is half of what it should be. He also isn't doing the practice breathing like he should be. So my doctor thinks the placenta isn't functioning properly and we'll need to get him out in the next few days. They gave me a steroid shot at 2 and I get another one tomorrow at 2. They've got baby on continuous monitoring right now. No contractions, but babys heartbeat looks good. They're also pumping me full of fluids through my IV. I don't know if they plan on doing a c-section or inducing me. I'll update when I find out more. They said they want to keep him in there for a few more days at least as long as he's doing okay. Doc said baby will definitely be early though!!
Just goes to show that you should always go with your gut feeling. I knew something was off. I just didn't know what. Turns out I was right. Hate to think what would have happened if I would have ignored my "feeling".
I'm still trying to get my mind wrapped around the idea that he'll be here soon. I did kinda freak out at first and bawled, obviously thinking the worst that his only kidney stopped working. Doc said that's not the case though. I'm okay now.....

Will update when I know more.

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Good luck as you wait your arrival. Please feel free to stop by the Parents Of Preemies board to ask any questions you might have about having a little preemie.

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Oh, how scary for you! I'm glad it looks like he is OK though and I hope you can bake him just a bit longer---I think every day makes a difference at this stage.

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Oh man, I am glad you followed through with your feeling. It seems like they have a good plan to get him here safely. I will be thinking of you and hoping for a safe easy delivery and a very healthy little man!!

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So glad you listened to your instincts. I hope you and the baby continue to do well and that your DDs are doing well too. Take care!

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You know I'm thinking of you Lee-Anne!!! Keep me updated...even if its 3am! Love you girl!!!!

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So glad he is looking good and they got a round of steroids in you. I pray that you can go home tomorrow and he can continue to bake awhile.

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WOW! Good thing you listened to your intincts!
Hope everything goes well - seems to be a good sign that they might let you go home tomorrow - hopefully baby can cook a itny bit more - but either way those steroid shots should help alot!
Keep us posted!

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Oh I'm so glad you went in. I'm glad he looks good in there, and please keep us posted on what they decide!

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Thanks for the updates. Lots of prayers sent your way that the drs can decide what to do to keep that little boy safe and healthy.

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Glad he is looking better! I hope they can wait a little longer if he continues to do well. Sorry you are stuck in bed at the hospital though, does not sound fun! Hopefully you can go home tomorrow.

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I get to go home today!!! They took my IV out and they said they didn't need to monitor him. So I'm just hanging out til 2 when I'm scheduled for my next steroid shot and waiting for my doc to come in. Trying to figure out if they still plan on inducing me or not. Yesterday they said they were going to induce me in the next couple of, I don't know what's going on just yet. I'll update when I talk to the doctor.

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SOOO glad you followed your gut feeling!!! It sucks that your stuck in the hospital and bored but at least the LO is being safetly monitored. Thanks for all the updates and keep it up. Hope your hanging in there!

Just saw your update.. Glad your going to get to go home. How are you feeling? What did Doc say about inducing/c-section?

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So sorry you are having to go through this. Of course you are worried and scared for your baby, especially given what you have gone through before. There are some uncomfortable similarities. But know that it is just your own fears and similarities freaking you out, and not actual facts or anything really being wrong. Your doctor sounds great and I'm sure she would be honest with you. Good that your DH called and it's good that you communicate with her and not just worry alone about it! Sometimes it is so easy to let your fears grow and get out of control in your own mind, so make sure you aren't keeping it bottled up. Baby will be here soon and you will be able to breathe easier soon!

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I am glad you have a good Dr on your side. I totally get that you have been through something really difficult, and this is bringing back all those feelings and fears. But just remember, you are 35 weeks now, if there was something really wrong, they would get that baby out NOW and not wait a few more days. It is not like you are still at 28 weeks and they 'have' to wait, KWIM. If they are keeping baby where he is, it is because they believe it is the best place for him.

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Just wanted you to know you are in my thoughts and prayers. :bigarmhug:

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Just wanted to pop in and say that you are in my prayers! Sounds like things are going better than before - just keep taking care of yourself and your little one! In the end, I bet that things will all be just fine!