Hi everyone. I have been a bit absent here lately. I did not dry up in my diabetic sob and melt away to carb-free heaven...no no. I instead went into pre- term labor.....
I had a busy, full Thanksgiving and the day after had some bleeding. I sat down a bit more that next day...but the bleeding did not go away. At this point many of you may be thinking...why did you not call the Dr? I wish I had a better answer than what I am about to say...I had 11 MORE relatives coming to my house for dinner on Friday. That was in addition to the 6 people who were sleeping at my house all week. This was not the time for a medical emergency. I know..I know foolish.
Well, Saturday morning things were quiet so I thought I would run over to Labor and Delivery just to check out what may be going on. I had no contractions and the bleeding would come and go. I tend to under react....especially when it comes to me. I will spare you the details and say that all the big stuff is fine. My placenta was were it should be and baby was fine. After all that checked out I thought I could go home ....then all of a sudden I started bleeding pretty bad and contracting like crazy. It all started happening so fast and I am glad it happened while I was there. The Dr. said I must have a small abruption where just part of the placentas pulls away and if we could not stop the contractions then we would be delivering this baby ASAP. I got a steroid shot to speed up lung development and then began the first stop contractions drug..tributaline...or something like that. That did NOTHING! They then put me on magnesium and cranked the dose and finally all went still .
It all was crazy and scary and I was panicked out of my mind. I stayed until today and now all is well. I am on modified bed rest until Thursday when I go see the Dr. I am so happy to be home with no baby born yet. I am hopeful that all will be fine until January. I have a lot of patience to practice over the next few weeks. Patience in knowing that doing mostly nothing is the most I should do.
I always think the more babies you have the more worried you become because you know all that can go wrong . I am so thankful that so far nothing has really gone wrong...I just hope my old bones can hold out a few more weeks. I am 31weeks and 4days...so not a great time for baby to come.