Hospital visit

I don’t exactly like touring the labor and delivery ward at 32 weeks.  I had been hoping the midwife would pat me on the head and send me home with a lecture to rest.   Instead I was sent to Trident for some testing, fluids (they pushed them so hard my fingers are swollen), and some medication to stop contractions.

In your teens, did you ever drink as much coffee as you could, just to see what it felt like? That’s what these shots do, but they stop contractions and I’ll take that over a preemie.

I’m under orders to rest and not pick up my toddler if I can help it.  Friends and ladies from church are taking these orders quite seriously and pitching in to make sure I can live up to the resting part while Tim is at work.   I’m very, very grateful.

5 more weeks to cook and I will happily welcome the arrival, now let’s just make it there.


#1 JanetLee on 06.22.07 at 12:04 pm

Yikes! Yes. Rest. Then rest some more.

#2 Debby on 06.22.07 at 1:02 pm

We don’t know each other at all. I was browing WordPress’ site to see if I’m interested in using it and I found your blog. I thought you might be interested in these comments from a paper I did on premature labor. If you’re not interested in them, just delete. I pray you and your Babykins do very well and make it to term.

“deficiencies in sodium during pregnancy can cause reduction in blood volume and can trigger preterm labor …. Salt to taste!” [sic] (Brewer Pregnancy Hotline, p.184, by Dr. Tom Brewer)

“Muscle cramps are one of the classic signs that sodium intake is not adequate….” (BPH: 184)

“Drew Medical Center in California… [contends] that preterm labor is a condition of dehydration so their initial treatment is Gatorade, 2 quarts, followed by as much water as the woman can comfortably drink. [I learned that] gatorade is a wonder drug.” (J.J., CNM)

You also may want to research some of the drugs used to stop labor while you have the time in bed.

#3 Vera on 06.22.07 at 5:43 pm

Get some rest and take care.

#4 Margo on 06.22.07 at 6:44 pm

Please call me if you need me. I’ll be there in a second!

#5 Holly on 06.22.07 at 10:36 pm

Take it easy! No pre term babies allowed!

#6 Joan on 06.23.07 at 1:21 pm

Those drugs can really have you bouncing off the ceiling. Still, better than the olden days when we gave alcohol IV I guess. I hope you don’t have to stay on then long. You are almost there! Take good care.

#7 Kristen on 06.24.07 at 7:51 pm

Stay put for a few more weeks little one!

#8 queensonia2001 on 06.25.07 at 12:17 am

((((Hugs)))) Hang in there….and close your legs tight (heh heh).

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