Wednesday, May 21, 2008

may twenty-one

I woke up this morning with the sensation that I was leaking fluids. So to be better safe than sorry, I packed a hospital bag SO VERY quickly (shoving things in), packed Sean's over night bag, and my mom took me to the hospital, with Sean. I told Jamie to stay at work, and we'd call him if there was anything.

They put me in high risk since I'm only 33 weeks (4 weeks off of being full term), and spent the entire day doing tests. The end results, I've got high blood pressure, and low amniotic fluids, and the rest I won't go into graphic details on the blog. I was sent home (after having them change their minds like 5 times about admitting me). I am going back tomorrow for another UltraSound to check my amniotic fluids again, and I'll be calling my doctor first thing in the morning, hopefully seeing him as well. I have to discuss with him what having a low amniotic fluids means for me during this pregnancy (it has different meaning/reasoning for different people in their own situation). So, I'll know more tomorrow. And the fluids I was leaking is nothing to be concerned about, it's probably just Mack pressing against me and releasing bodily fluids. (FUN).

Though, I did learn that Mackenzie is head down (though posterior like his brother was at birth) and his heart rate was really strong, so there was no worries in that department. I got to see him on the Ultrasound machine, and feel better knowing that he's not breech (I made sure to ask).

It was a long day. Sean was a REALLY good boy at the hospital with my mom and grandmother who joined us to help out. At one point I had to walk around for 1 hour and Sean joined me walking up and down the hallway. He flirted with all the nurses and made everyone smile. That's my son! The real charmer!

A friend of mine was actually there in labor today. She went to her check up this morning (39 weeks) and the doctor sent her directly to the hospital. I ran into her husband in the hallway while I had to walk up and down for an hour.

- I did bring knitting to the hospital but I wasn't feeling well, so I didn't knit a stitch.
- The fence guy called me this morning before I left to say he was coming after lunch, but when I got home today, no one had shown up today and no work was done. It was just drizzling today off and on, so I don't understand why he didn't show up.
- I missed recycling today because I was at the hospital all day, and boy is it piled up. I hate it when the recycling is piled up.
- The good news about being sent home, besides not having a preemie baby, is that now I can properly pack my hospital bag. (I'm hoping to not need it tomorrow when I go back). I kinda shoved things into the bag this morning in a panic.
- I canceled my cleaning lady for tomorrow, since I'm not sure what time I'm expected to go back to the hospital for the UltraSound, I need to call first thing in the morning to that department (they're expecting my call), and, I didn't know if I'd be home to let her in the house in the morning or be home when she leaves). Oh well, I'll get Jamie to swiffer the floors, the house is not that bad of a mess.

I'm home now, and I'm going to go crawl into bed with Sean and hopefully the two of us will fall asleep. (He only got a 20 minute nap on the way home from the hospital). I'm still in a bit of pain, (pressure) and I think the bed is calling my name.

18 comments:

Bertha said...

Oh gosh, I hope everything is OK! It looks like you were right about him coming early, though hopefully not THIS early! Will keep my fingers crossed for another couple weeks!

Bea said...

Oh no! I hope all turns out well and that Mack is still a June baby! My thoughts are with you.

Karen said...

Robyn - take care of yourself and do what the doctors say - sending good thoughts your way that everything goes well in the morning.

halloweenlover said...

Oh no! How stressful. I hope tomorrow's appointment brings some good news. In the meantime, drink tons of fluids! I think my friend who had the same problem told me that it can increase the amniotic fluid if it is low.

Tell baby to stay in there and cook a little longer!

Anonymous said...

Robyn,

I will keep you in my prayers.

Lynn

Andrea said...

Hope you're feeling a bit better.

Amelah said...

Wow what a dayf or you! As long as you are okay and so is Mack, then it's all good! That is what matters!!! Love you both!!

My nephew the flirt lol! Mom told me he was walking into all the rooms and saying hello to everyone!! I hope Mack is just like his brother!!! I'll have the 2 greatest nephews ever!!!! Already have 1, and another in the making!! Although seems he is ready to come out eh lol

Shelby said...

Thinking of you today! Best of luck!

Melanie said...

wow, what a day! I'll be thinking of you and hoping Mack stays put!

Barb said...

hope everything is ok :)

K. said...

I'm sending all of youz some serious love over the Atlantic. And about Sean, of course he would charm everyone since after all, he IS my boyfriends and I only like charmers...LOL

take care of you!!

Kimber said...

I am glad they let you go home and I hope that all is well. As much as we'd like to both be "done" he has some more cooking to do!

LizzieK8 said...

Thinking good thoughts for you. Glad Mack is doing well. Take it easy so he stays put for awhile yet.

Did they guess how big he was?

michelle w said...

I hope everything goes well with your ultrasound today...let me know if ever you need company while in the hospital and if I'm working I'll come by on my break!

Robin said...

I hope everything goes well tomorrow!

carolynswafford said...

Robyn....you take it easy! I'm thinking about you and little Mack. I hope tomorrow brings good news.

Kim said...

I hope everything goes well with your second ultrasound. Our thoughts are with you. Keep us updated!

P.S. Blood pressure issues can sometimes result in lower amniotic fluid levels. Ask lots of questions and make sure they are doing a complete ob ultrasound w/ doppler studies.

Tara said...

I've been a bit busy, and have fallen behind again. So sorry to hear about your difficulties! I'm sure it'll work out fine in the end, but that must have been pretty scary for a while!