Monday, February 23, 2009

Surprises never cease with this pregnancy. Though I am hoping there will be no more.

This morning at about 2:15am my water broke. I was taken down to labor and delivery where they hooked me up to an iv and gave me antibiotics and some saline solution stuff. I even had to be on a bed pan!

Thankfully the baby looked great on the monitor and I didn't go into labor. (And I am still not in labor.) And I am not on a bed pan anymore. My doctor said that I could go back up to my old room and keep doing what I was doing--bedrest. They didn't let me eat this morning, but my food privileges were restored. I am going to keep taking some advice a nurse gave me: "Eat big, because you don't know when it will be your last meal." So true! My doctor doesn't know why my water broke. He suspects that the bleeding I had a few weeks ago could have weakened the membrane, thus contributing to my early morning surprise.

If I go into labor, they will not stop it because my water already broke. I guess some ladies hang out for weeks on bedrest after having their water break. I hope I am part of the "some". I will continue to recieve antibiotics for a few days through an iv, and then I will start taking oral antibiotics. I will still have my ultrasounds every Wednesday.

So after being scared and some tears and calling Lee at 3:30 in the morning, I am doing well. My good friend Kelly came and visited me today and that was very nice. Plus she surprised me with some awesome goodies! Since I only gained 0.2 pounds last week, I am going to enjoy (more likely indulge in) the yummy chocolate she brought! (The week before I had gained 3 pounds..which is a bit much for one week!) I will get to see my parents tomorrow and later on in the week, Lee and Clark will come up.

With never having complications in any pregnancy, this one has been full of just about everything!

10 comments:

Robbins Family said...

Oh Ruth! I don't know what to say. We will keep you in our prayers and hope for the best. You are such a strong woman! XOXO

Josh n Betsie said...

ok stop it....just stop...make it a little longer that guy doesnt need to come yet. I always thought you had to deliever if your water broke. But I guess if your on antibiotics than you are ok?

Mrs. Hass-Bark said...

You and your family are definitely in our prayers! Hold on just a little longer!! :)

davies-jennie said...

You hold on as long as you can! Or prayers are with you! We love you.

Shannon said...

Man. What a drama night you have had. There are soooo many stories of women keeping their baby in after a water break. Drink lots! I'll keep you in my prayers. Here's a big cyber (((((((((HUG)))))))))))!

Ryan-n-Amanda said...

Ruth, you are constantly in my thoughts and prayers. I hope you still have many weeks to safely wait in bed for that little one to develop some more. Hang in there! And remember Heavenly Father loves you and will walk by your side through whatever you are faced with.

Kelly said...

Ruth! It was so good to talk to you the other day. I hope he holds out a lot longer! We're thinking of you.

santino and polly said...

Hang in there, Ruth! I wish I am closer and come visit you, too!

CaraLee said...

Hi Ruth, Our prayers are with you and your little family. Just for some hope, in our youngest daughter's first pregnancy her water broke at around 18 - 20 weeks, she was put on bed rest and after a several weeks the rupture healed over. The doctor told her that happens sometimes so with all of the prayers for you we will hope that will be your story too! She delivered a healthy baby (5 1/2 weeks early because of other complications).

If I had your number at the hospital I would call you! All our love to you, Lee and the family

Liz said...

That happened for my neighbor and she was able to hold on longer on bedrest in the hospital. Her son was a preemie, but weighed 5.5lbs at birth. He was the big baby in the nicu.

ENJOY YOUR SWEETS! 3 lbs in one week isn't too bad, looking at your pre-pregnant pics, you could use a little more weight. :-)

Good luck, and I'll be praying for you.