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In the hospital

So I had PT today, then an ob appt, then an mfm appt. PT went great then I saw the Ob. He did a cervix check and I was 1 full cm. he sent me for an u/s to check my cervix length and I measured at a 1. He said the minimum they accept is 2.6. Also, my water bag is starting to funnel and bulge. So I am on bed rest. Then I went to the mfm appt and they called my ob to confer and they decided I needed a night in L&D. So here I am alone cause dh is at home with ds. They gave me a steroid shot and I will get another one tomorrow. They are to help baby's lungs and development should I go into labor. I am here for 24 hours and then home on bed rest.

This is the first night I have been away from DS since he stayed in the Nicu. Sad

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Oh, mama! That sucks! I am dreading time away from DD...I'm like you, I've never been a night away from her. Makes me teary eyed for you Sad I'm sure DH has it under control, though. Try to use this night as a time to focus on baby girl and yourself. Sending T&P! ((((huge hug))))

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Oh no! I'm sorry. But glad they are taking precautions. I agree with Callie, use tonight as a rest day and sleep, sleep, sleep mama.

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Oh mama!!! I'm so sorry, honey!!! You can't have that little stinker.. it's not time! I have you in my thoughts and prayers, sweetie!! Sad

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oh no!!!! Hope you can rest and she stays in alittle longer! Everyday counts! hugs!

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Oh nooo. Keep baking, little bean! I hope all is well. It is hard to be away from the LO's, but it will be worth it to keep this little one in as long as possible.

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Well it is preterm labor. I was contracting 2 min apart. They gave me a magnesium drip and the have slowed down a lot but are not completely gone.

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Thinking of you this morning! If you need anything, ladybug, let me know!!! Last I saw you were getting some sleep... Hope you're able to take it EXTREMELY easy for at LEAST 9-10 more weeks!! :grouphug:

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Yikes! I agree with Adriana, keep taking it easy and bake baby girl, bake!!

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Just was lurking and saw this... Thinking of you and hoping she stays in longer!! Good luck!!

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*lurker from Oct 13*

Just was lurking and saw this... Thinking of you and hoping she stays in longer!! Good luck!!

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Checking back to see how you're doing, mama.. :bigarmhug:

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They are not letting me go home until the second steroid shot has had some time to help her lungs. I will get that later and they are keeping me on the mag til tomorrow then seeing if I contract when I come off of it. Sad if I keep contracting when I come off it then they will transfer me downtown and baby comes tomorrow.

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Sad oh no.... I'm sending up special prayers for you and your little one... I was on bedrest w/ dd#1 and had the steroid shots, mag and also had breathine shots no fun at all Sad Hang in there and REST while you can.

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I really hope they are able to stop it. That baby needs to bake. You are in my T & P's. Good luck!!

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Big hugs!!!!! Hoping baby girl realizes she needs to stay put for just a bit longer! Take it easy. Thinking of you!!!

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You're constantly in my T&P today, lady. REALLY hoping they don't have to take her and she stays inside for a while longer.. I know the bedrest thing stinks but I completely understand why.

How's DH doing? DS? They both doing ok? I know you were worried about him.. Sad

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You're constantly in my T&P today, lady. REALLY hoping they don't have to take her and she stays inside for a while longer.. I know the bedrest thing stinks but I completely understand why.

How's DH doing? DS? They both doing ok? I know you were worried about him.. Sad

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Oh no, I hope you stop contracting and baby girl stays put. Keeping you in my thoughts!

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Awww, I was just checking in for an update and was hoping for better news. Really, really hoping your little one stays put for a while longer.

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Haven't had contractions most of the day. They are upbeat and think I will do just fine off the mag tomorrow. Theron concern it seems is not my dilation but the shortness off my cervix. I will find out tomorrow what bed rest parameters I will be under and what the plan is should things get bad again. Too bad crossing your legs doesn't really help :/

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Aweeee, so sorry to read this. Rest up and keep that little girl baking!

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Well, it's good that they think you'll be fine off of the mag. I can't imagine trying to do bed rest when you've already got a LO. I hope that goes as smoothly as possible. Good luck and KUP. Smile

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It is noon here and they took me off the mag about 9:30. So far so good and no contractions. Not sure how long we will be here but I think they are going to do the swab to tell if labor is imminent as well.

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Well they said I could do the FFN really quick and if it was negative I could go home. Unfortunately the dr was new and didn't know they can't run the test here. They have to send it downtown and it takes 4 hours :(. Pray it is negative so I can still go home.

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Oh wow. Well I hope the test comes back okay. KUP!

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Hoping and praying! Been thinking of you all day!

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Any news?

Pixacious's picture
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I am home! The test came back negative to everyone's surprise which I guess means she is not a threat to come in the next two weeks. So I am to take it easy. We have to figure out this new life of one income 3 months sooner than planned and figure out how I take it easy and still have a three year old. I am hoping work will be able to help out and maybe pay me my summer money so we can keep jack at daycare. We will see tomorrow I guess. Thanks for hanging in there with me ladies!

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:clappy: What a wonderful update!!! Smile

So things may be a little tight for a few before she gets here, dealing with the financial stuff but I know you guys are gonna be a-ok! The best thing for all parties is a lot of rest and relaxing to keep her inside as long as possible.

So so SOOO happy you're home!! :grouphug:

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I don't get on frequently so I just saw this whole thread. I'm so sorry that things have been pretty scary. I'm glad you and baby are doing ok though. It's better to be without income than for things to have baby come too early. I hope that Jack can stay at daycare so that mama can rest. Thinking and have been praying for you!

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Phew! So glad your contractions stopped. Even if she does come early, at least you have a little more time to prepare!

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