Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Baby update... 30 weeks and counting!

Hey everyone!! I am back from my second run in with the hospital this pregnancy! For those of you who don't know what happened, I will fill you in:

Last Tuesday night I started having contractions about every 4-5 minutes. I was also having really bad lower back pain and LOTS of pressure. After a quick call to my doctor... I was headed to the hospital. I drove myself because I was sure it would be no big deal and be back home in a few hours. BOY was I wrong!! Shortly after checking in to the OB department my contractions were every 2 minutes!! They gave me 3 different shots of terbutiline to try and stop them. None of the shots worked. This meant that I had to be admitted and put on magnesium sulfate!! I was worried because I have heard horror stories about that stuff! It wasn't as bad as I imagined... but it made me feel like I had the flu... sweaty, cold, achy, chest pain, and a HORRIBLE headache! Not the funnest thing. After I was moved into my new room they checked me. I was dilated to a 2!!?? What?? This is when I started to panic. I was only 29 weeks... and by no means ready to have this baby!!

After a few hours, the magnesium started to work. I was only contracting every 10 minutes... which is considered OK. I was also being pumped full of iron because my lab results had found that I had a severe iron deficiency. Also, my group betta strep test hadn't been done in the office yet... so they went ahead and treated me with penicillin, just in case. (I ended up not having it... so they stopped that the next day.) I was also given the 2 steroid shots to help develop the baby's lungs just in case I were to deliver.

Tuesday night turned into Thursday night pretty fast. I was expecting to go home Friday morning, when we hit another bump in the road. At 3 am my nurses came and woke me up all frantic. They told me the baby wasn't moving enough and her heartbeat was weak. I was terrified and didn't know what to think. They buzzed the baby to try and stimulate her... but it didn't work. Then they did an ultrasound and gave her a score of 4 out of 10!! (Some sort of assessment they do?) Next they called my OB, a high risk OB, and a neonatoligist. They all told me that I was most likely going to deliver that morning. I was so scared and called Matt as fast as I could. He rushed the boys over to his grandparents house at 3:30 in the morning and headed to the hospital. The doctors decided to wait it out a little while and re-check the baby. I had another ultrasound at 7:00 am... an the baby was fine! She got an 8 out of 10... and was perfectly healthy. I guess she was just really sleepy!!

I ended up getting to go home as planned Friday morning around 10. I have been recovering since! I am finally getting my energy back (a little) from being in the hospital. Not moving out of a hospital bed for 3 days really puts a toll on your body!!

I went back to the doctor for a regular check up today. Everything looks great... my contractions are being maintained by medicine... and our goal is to make it to 34 weeks.

Here is the sweet little girl herself:

I am off to disinfect my house... we have had a little stomach bug going on. Not fun! First it was Koen, then Karson... and now Kaleb has it. I hope it goes away soon!!


The Eyre Family said...

Holy I knew some of the details but not everything!! I am so glad Miss Kassidy is cooperating now! Girls give you trouble I tell ya!!
I am disinfecting our house today too! This flu thing is not fun! I hope Parker stays well, along with Willie. And you better wear a mask do not need the flu on top of everything else.
Talk to you soon!

brittsy said...

Man don't I know about the disinfecting the house thing! Ulgh.. so not fun! I am so glad to hear Kassidy is doing better, I hope she can stay in for a while longer!! She is just so excited to meet everyone!

marshan said...

Glad everything is better now.

How exciting to have a girl after three boys. They are soooo fun and so different from the boys. Believe me, I know...I had four boys and then finally a girl, and now we're on girl #2. Oh,and I love the k's in all your names. We did that too.