Friday, September 30, 2016

A Trip to Labor & Delivery and a BumpDate!

Did I just...???

Why, yes.
Yes I sure did.

28 Weeks

As this sweet little baby grows bigger & bigger, the soundtrack of my life has turned to,
"Wait...did I just ______ ?"

Insert whatever word comes to mind, and it's likely happened to me over the past few months.

As most of you know, we had a surprise visit to Labor & Delivery at our hospital earlier this week.  Funny story, actually.
Well, it started out funny, then turned to terror, then was even more funny.

Sunday evening while getting ready for bed, I was standing in our bathroom when I sneezed.
I heard a splash, looked down and realized I had pee'd all over myself and the bathroom floor.  
I laughed, grabbed a towel and continued on about the evening.  
The next day, I told my Mom what had happened and in true motherly fashion, she becomes convinced that my water broke.

"How do you know it wasn't your water breaking?"
"Anne, did you smell it?"  

"No, Mom.  I didn't smell it. Who would smell it?"

As the day wore on, her 'mom' persistence began to take a toll, and I contacted my doc around 5:00.  
Mind you, I'm on the way home with a car full of groceries to make Jon his birthday dinner.

The doctor responded and shared that it's normal to not labor if your water breaks this early (I'm 31 weeks), and suggested I head to the hospital to get checked out, just to be sure.

Then, the panic sets in. 

No, she's not ready.
We're not ready.
She's going to have to be transported to a different NICU because the one at our hospital is not equipped to care for a 30 week old baby!
This isn't supposed to be happening.  
She's due in November.
NOT September.
I don't even have sheets on her crib.

And the list goes on and on....

As we arrived at the emergency room, Lara in tow, we headed up to the L&D unit.  We got checked in and waited for the results.  As I sat in the birthing suite, all hooked up to the monitors, things became very real in that moment and I felt entirely unprepared. With Lara, it was a scheduled CSection.  We knew when she was coming, bags were packed, the date was set and we had time to prepare.  For round two, I'm really hoping to have a vaginal birth (VBAC), just not at 31 weeks.  However, sitting in that massive birthing bed, stirrups and all, made me realize how totally unprepared I am for a natural child birth.
Needless to say, we'll be signing up for child birth classes ASAP.

A few minutes later, the results were in and thank the LORD they were negative!  
We waited about a half hour longer for discharge paperwork.  Lara kept herself occupied by covering us in Minnie Mouse stickers, and then we were off.

We picked up a pizza on the way home and opened gifts before we put Lara to bed.  I think we'll remember this birthday for quite some time, and are so grateful September 26th will remain Jon's birthday, and only Jon's birthday.  ;)


Alright, moving on to my very late monthly BumpDate!

I have tried to post these monthly, but clearly I've gotten a few weeks behind.

How Far Along: 31 weeks, 2 days
(picture is from 28 weeks)

Due Date:  November 30th!

Weight Gain: 3.2 lbs.  Apparently this little girl is HUNGRY because she must be sucking up just about every calorie I eat!

Maternity Clothes: Really?  Yes.
In fact, I'm getting ready to order a few dresses from PinkBlush for our upcoming showers!

Stretch marks: Please.  I was covered in them before I got pregnant.

Symptoms: Lots of back pain and LOTS of pee'ing.  This girl is LOW.

Cravings: Cheese Fries
I'm a regular at Freddy's these days!

Gender: GIRL!!!!!! 

Mood:  Feeling more anxious every week that passes as I still feel as if we have lots to do!

Nursery: We finally picked out fabric which was most definitely the missing piece in bringing my vision to life.  I can't WAIT to see it all come together, but my poor mother has a lot of sewing to do over the next 9 weeks!!  

Here's a sneak peek!

Movement: ALL. THE. TIME.

Sleep: Outside of a sinus infection that hit me last weekend, sleep has been good!

Workouts:  That ship sailed about 6 weeks ago.  I was having lots of ligament pain due to how low i'm carrying her, so I had to say goodbye to the treadmill.  I'm pretty dang active with Miss Lara these days--so I'm counting that!

Names: #nameless

To close, let's take a look at how this belly has grown!

3 months/4 months/5 months

6 months/7 months

1 comment :

Sarah said...

This sounds all too familiar to my life 2 weeks ago but we were positive for water breaking! Glad your girl is staying safe in your belly!