Well, we “survived” the first 24 critical hours after my water broke. As you can imagine, yesterday was a VERY emotional day. I cried more than I have in years but I am feeling 100% much better today.
Last night was a rough night. We had been placed in a labor and delivery room when we first arrived and had a KICK ASS nurse! Her shift ended at 8pm and the nurse who replaced her was nice but not as great. The first thing she told us was that we were being moved and we needed to pack up our things. So we did and then we waited and it wasn’t until 11pm that we got moved. I was EXHAUSTED since I had been awake since my water broke and all I wanted to do was go to sleep.
After moving, I thought that we’d get to sleep the whole night (MH was given a full size cot to sleep on, which was nice). Boy was I wrong. At 2am, they needed to give me more antibiotics and check my vital signs and then they needed to wake me up again at 5:45am for my second steroid shot. After then 2am antibiotics, we didn’t get to sleep right away again because the IV tower alarms when the medication is done and then we have to notify the nurse. It was during the 25 minute wait for the IV meds to be done that I completely fell apart. MH is seriously the best husband in the world. He said all the right things. He did all the right things and I can’t imagine going through this with anyone else.
This morning we met with two different doctors. They both are optimistic that as long as we keep infection at bay and I don’t go into active labor that I will be able to stay here for a long time. Their goal is to get me to 35 weeks, when I will deliver her. I’m 32 weeks tomorrow, which means I only need Roo to hang in there for 3 more weeks. Roo, we can do it!!! It’ll be our first Mommy and Me adventure!
So, I wait. I seriously wish I had more friends here to help us. But we don’t and so we are relying on the kindness of our few new friends and MH’s colleagues. If any of you live in or around Seattle, let me know I would love some company! Also, we will be in need of preemie clothes. If you have any to donate or lend, I’ll pay for shipping to here and back, if you want them back.
THANK YOU ALL for your love and support yesterday. It means the world to me!!! I’ll keep you all posted!