Amazing how things can change in a really short time.
Last night (8pm) I started having significant discharge. I got really weird look on my face because DH asked what's wrong. When I told him, he asked if my water broke and I said I didn't know. He asked, what do you mean? I said I'd look into it because I did not want to go to L&D because I'd peed myself or just had a lot of discharge. My baby books said to go in if was a gush or constant. So I said I'd wait and see if it was constant. After 10 more minutes, I phoned the dr's office and see what they said. Because it felt like intermitant small gushes but very frequent by this point it had been 20 minutes). Dr said to come in. So we start doing a rush pack even though i am in complete denial and think I will come home. DH is watching me and says "WTH, DD isn't coming with us. Ask the neighbours to take her." I said no because I was in denial but as we were putting our shoes on I said yes and we dropped her off at the neighbours at 9pm. She did great with them and went to sleep and slept until 7:30 when their son woke her up.
Having never been to the hospital (tour in 2 weeks #laugh# ) we were relying on our GPS and could not get a signal. We start driving in the approximate direction and eventually have to pull over until we get one. After finding a place to park we start walking to fine the main enterance. My shorts are soaked so by this point I am 99% sure my water has broken but have no idea what that means. We get checked in and luckily they get up in a room within abour 3 minutes of filling out the paperwork. I kind of felt bad because the L&D waiting room had 3 other pregnant ladies in there before me but I got taken first. On the other hand, maybe they didn't want my wet butt on their seats.
An internal confirms my water has broken and my cervix is closed tight and long. I have no idea how I made it through natural childbirth because internal exams make me cry and that one had me sobbing
U/S showed moderate levels of fluid but they don't expect it to be replenished at the rate I'm losing it. Baby girl is over 5.5 lbs (77%) but I don't really trust that because DD was almost 9 lbs on U/S 2 days before birth (6lbs15oz).
So now I'm stuck in the hospital on bedrest until I go into labour. I know things will be fine if I do deliver now but I'm hoping to make it to 35 weeks because then there should only be a minimal if any NCIU stay. I'm not having contractions and my cervix is closed so I'm hopeful I can do it unless there is an infection/fetal distress/fluid levels get too low. My mom was planning on visiting starting on Thursday but she moved her ticket up to come Monday morning to help with DD and so DH can still go to work until I am in labour. Doctors say they will be surprised if I go more than 2 weeks.
My bag had some things in it but nothing I really needed other than toiletries (but no shampoo). The nursing tops aren't doing me any good i think i'll be living in the gown and mesh panties until the end because most times I get up to pee, I get a huge gush of fluid that soaks everything. I feel so glamourous
DD1 July 2008 (41w3d)
November 2010 (13 weeks)
DD2 August 2011 (33w5d)
Wowie! hope you make it to 35!!
Janelle and Brad 8-25-01
Goodness! I hope everything works out and that baby keeps baking. Sorry you have to go through this. Will keep you in my prayers.
Happily married to Michael since 5.1.10
DS1: Matthew - 7/7/00
DS2: Nathan - 1/21/03
DS3: Jacob - 9/29/11
omgoodness! That's exciting! I hope everything is okay and KUP!!
I hope you make it to 35 weeks.....keep baking that LO
Amanda~mommy to Kodey & Kaleb 4/29/99,Cameron 4/30/00,Cheyann 10/14/03, Cole 11/16/07, and Alli 09/30/11
Aw Dani! What a night you've had! I'm excited to meet baby girl, but tell her not yet! Hang in there, momma!