Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Labor & Delivery, Take 3

Yesterday was pretty scary for me. And this post may be TMI for some of you.

I got out of bed around 8 am, went right to the bathroom and my pantyliner was full of blood. Red blood. Like the first day of a period. Cue my head swooning and me gasping in fear. I called Ed right away and since he left for work only ten minutes earlier, he turned right around to come home. I called my peri and they said to get right to the office. He did an internal and my cervix was closed - yeah!! He then did an u/s and EJ looked just fine. He's no longer breech - double yeah!! And his head was below my placenta so they ruled out placenta previa. Yeah again. Just to be on the safe side, I was sent to L&D for my third non-stress test to be sure I wasn't having contractions. The monitors showed I wasn't - phew - and EJ's heart rate and movement were great. Big exhale.

So I was sent home to be on 24 hours of bedrest and to go back for another check today. All is fine today (just passing some old, dark brown blood) and I'm on orders to just take it easy for the next few days until the bleeding stops completely.

So Ed will be making our contributions to Thanksgiving at my Mom's tomorrow. I'm sure he'll do a great job! And then my second shower is on Friday and I'll just sit and take it easy the best I can there. We have a family party Saturday night, but I'm sure I can find a comfy couch and camp out there during the party. And then Sunday I can get some real relaxing in and stay home on the couch all day.

My nerves handled things pretty well, and knowing that EJ could survive now if he was born this early is a huge relief. I just need a few more weeks to get everything in order, like washing his sheets, buying diapers, etc.

Hang on just a little while longer little fella!!!


Anonymous said...

Maria, sounds like you have a good plan for the weekend. Please let others take care of you. Take it easy and know we are thinking about you and EJ.

Justin and Natalie said...

yikes! But it is SO good to know he would survive if born this early. So yay for that!

Newt said...

Oh, Maria! I'm so glad EJ is OK! Have a seriously slothful holiday, and don't let anybody get you on your feet!

Emily said...

Oh my! How scary. Please take it easy today. I will be thinking of you! happy thanksgiving!

Lisa said...

Sounds like that was really scary -I am glad everything is okay. Happy Thanksgiving!

Katie said...

Oh goodness. I'm glad everything was ok. Um EJ can't come yet because his blanket isn't done. So tell him he must stay in for at least a few more weeks. Happy Thanksgiving

Amy (MyColonyNJ) said...

OMG, you can't catch a break. Stay in there EJ!!!!

Trish said...

Keep cooking little one! Just a little longer now..

Anonymous said...

"There are women that become mothers without effort, without thought, without patience or loss and though they are good mothers and love their children, I know that I will be better."

Wow! I just stumbled across your blog from another that I follow and I am absolutely blown away by what you have posted on the right-hand side of your page that begins as stated above. I honestly can't believe that you feel, without uncertainty, that you are going to be a better mother than others that might not have struggled as much as you to have a baby. I won't say anything else about it, but my 2 cents is just that I think it is completely rude and unthoughtful.

Wishing you a healthy and happy remainder of your pregnancy and hoping that you enjoy your son even half as much as I enjoy mine. Best Wishes!

Tracy said...

Whoa! I'm glad everything is okay.

EJ hang in there for a little while longer. And stop scaring mommy.
I can't wait until he's born though. I want to see pictures!