Tuesday I was at 33 weeks.. thinking ok we have about 2 weeks to go. Everyone has been telling us to get more prepared. So I finally washed some baby clothes, finalized a date for furniture delivery, and Larry ordered the video camera. At work, chatting with Sarah, we talked about how I will just have a date to go in and have baby. She thought I was lucky.. no guessing when I would be in labor or wondering when water would break. I teased her.. she could be anywhere... store, work, couch.. and Jesse would have to start timing contractions!
Then yesterday, after enjoying a great lunch with friends, we headed back to work and pop! I wasn't sure if I peed my pants or my water broke!! In my friend's car!! Sorry T -Good thing for leather seats. She drove me home to meet up with Larry and again more fluid. (Water breaking wasn't a huge gush but many small gushes and it's a pretty gross feeling!)
Larry and I made it to B & W hospital and had an ultrasound. My fluid was low but baby was doing well.. but she is breech. Then we went to the labor triage. For 5 hours I basically laid there as they monitored the heart rate, checked for contractions (none), had some blood drawn, confirmed it was amniotic fluid, and gave me 3 cervical exams.. not fun. Oh and a shot in the ass of steroids to improve baby's lungs!
Finally a plan, admit me to the 8th floor, hang out for a day or so and schedule a c section for Friday! This Friday!! 2 days!! She will be even earlier then we thought and most likely will be in the Nicu for 2 weeks to help with feeding and make her gain some weight! I'm not to worried about it - B& W is one of the best hospitals in the country. But I will miss holding her a lot right away.
So here I am.. in my room hanging out. It's not to bad.. better then most hotels! Private room and shower. Free Internet and tv. Room service from 7am to 8pm. Quiet for a hospital. And my nurse is great so far. (breast cancer survivor of 10 years) Except for the 5:30am wake up call. But I'll nap later!
I added a new poll. We are curious what name you like best. Don't worry- we will still pick what we want! And probably wait until we see her! But take the poll on the top left anyways for fun!
I'll keep you updated.. since I'm on bed rest til Friday!
- Emelia Giovannina Byrne 7.30.10
- heading down soon!!
- today is the day!! - 7 hours to vote for name- ha...
- 2 weeks?? oh no.. 2 days!!! and new poll!
- Walk this road together
- Going to be on Channel 4 news!!
- We made the paper!!!!
- Insomnia... 2 am.. 4 am... 6 am..
- Live from Boston! Last chemo before Baby!!
- Music Help!!! Give me a song!
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- Week 30!!
- Happy Anniversary Larry! 7 years!
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