so i learned a major life lesson on monday. monday morning after dropping kids off at school i had my scheduled non-stress test. i didn't feel great when i woke up at 6- i was having some pretty painful cramping but not contractions. i didn't think it was a big deal so i didn't take a shower or shave my legs. i figured i could do that once i got home. let's just say that it is tuesday night and i am still at the hospital. life lesson...just take a shower and shave your legs no matter what you think your day will be like.
once i got to the dr. and they started the monitor there was definitely uterine irritability and my blood pressure was higher than normal. the nurse even made a comment about my lack of smiles. i was ushered into an exam room and my dr. told me she was sending me over to the hospital so that a test could be done on my bladder and steroids could be started. after being in the labor and delivery triage for a bit i started having regular contractions. these were actually pretty uncomfortable. so needless to say i wound up being admitted for 24 hours for observation and monitoring.
now after 24 hours of meds to keep contractions at bay, 2 doses of steroids and being cared for wonderfully both in the hospital and my family being cared for in amazing ways outside the hospital i was told i would be here for the duration of this pregnancy or until the perinatologists say i can go home. tomorrow i will have a perinatologist consult and an MRI. from there we will see what is ahead. my dr. said i will have baby by 36 weeks but she is pretty sure before then...
i also found out this evening that i have a heart murmur. i had never been told that but i have wondered since i read an article relating heart murmurs and migraines. interesting. i guess i have to let my dentist know!
so this has been my last 24 hours. for ross however it has been much more hectic. God has been so wonderfully gracious to provide friends who have stepped up to the plate in our need. friends have been helping take kids to and from school & activities. others have provided meals. others have begun rallying the troops so that there is food on the table for ross and the kids. i am so very thankful and so humbled by it all. thanks just doesn't seem enough.
on another note... we are the proud new uncle and aunt of another little boy. ross' brother scott and his wife carrie brought home their newest addition, anthony. carrie is recovering after having to have an emergency c-section. she and baby are doing well and from what i have been told scott will be able to be home to help for a couple of weeks until her mom can come out. she is going to need all those extra hands!! i can't wait to meet this little guy. i saw a picture of carrie holding him and he looks pretty cute and she once again looked phenomenal. she is a beautiful momma.
well that's it for today. i am off to get some more meds and some rest for my busy day tomorrow. please continue to pray for all of our family in the days and weeks ahead! we will keep you posted.