Monday, November 28, 2011

Super Thankful

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.

11 comments:

  1. That's scary! I'm glad everything is good for now, and I hope baby stays put for several more weeks! I had a partial abruption with my first pregnancy and my last pregnancy had preterm labor (and a 36 week baby) so I identify on both counts. ((hugs)) and prayers your way, Lisa!

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  2. I think the hardest thing in the world as the primary care giver of young children is to stop to be taken care of. Hang in there...I was on bedrest with Ben for four weeks and Brethine to slow down labor. It was harder to do nothing than something....prayers for you and your family (including the baby)!
    Jennyr

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  3. Hi Lisa,
    I just wanted to say I will be keeping you and your baby in my prayers. I recently found your blog and I love it. We have much in common and I can relate to so many of your posts. I'm thinking of you!

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  4. That is scary! Here's hoping for at least six or seven more weeks of keeping that baby cozy--or more!! Glad things are okay now.

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  5. Oh no! That is very scarey! I was wondering why it was so quiet around here. Glad to hear you are home yet with a still baking baby.

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  6. Wow, how scary. I'm glad you're both okay. I'm sorry you had to miss out on your company. I giggled a little at the part about not calling the dr because you had 11 more people arriving the next night. I would have done the same thing even though I too know better.

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  7. Lisa, I was worried about you when there were no posts for so long. I kept checking back and saying prayers for you. Glad things are OK. So, now be good and take care of yourself! I know how hard it will be for you. You and your family are in our prayers. CC

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  8. I, too, was worried when you didn't post for so long and have been praying for you. I will continue to keep you in prayer and you, please, just rest and take care of yourself. Much love to you and your faamily...

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  9. Bless you! That was really scary...praying you and baby stay well...

    Have a lovely day!

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  10. Praise God all is well for now! I knew you were in labor and prayed for you all weekend. Keep us up to date as the due date approaches.

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  11. Looks like Luke has a couple more days/weeks of being the youngest Melnick. Lauren and I were woried about you guys, we are happy to hear that you and the baby are doing fine. We miss you guys!!!
    love Uncle Robbie, Aunt Lauren,and Luke

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