Firstly I do not have most of ur email addresses in my iPhone so please pass this along to others if not included or if i have outdated email. I want to thank everyone for their thoughts and wishes. Eventually I will get around to calling everyone back but for now I am still loopy from meds and can't keep my eyes open for more than a couple of minutes. Already have been working on this email for half hour with frequent rest breaks!
Baby is healthy and for now likes mommys incubator more than the hosptitals. And he is already very intelligent--when my water broke he knew to be in the vertex position (head down and very very early for a 30 + week baby) so his head is now acting as a plug between him and the outside world. Pretty amazing.
So when my water broke on tues I Thought for sure I wd be delivering but they were able to stabilize me by giving both me and baby meds and total bed rest. Also, they gave me two shots of steroids to develop his lungs if he does arrive prematurely. They stopped my contractions by putting me on magnesium but I just found out that they are now taking me off of that. The drs goal is to keep me in hospital on permanent bed rest for as long as possible. If contractions start again, I will go back on magnesium-any info any of u cd gather on this drug wd be very helpful- i have been having lots of side effects and don't know too much about it.
So, I have come to discover that there is a whole underground society of pregnant women who possibly remain in the hospital for months due to similar circumstances. As many of u keep saying, of course this wd happen to me because anything weird and unexpected does seem to find me. I have heard about all kinds of things happening to fellow preggers but never knew it wd be possible to be in hospital for months before delivering!!
Anyway, it's still pretty touch and go and my condition cd always change. I have many many conflictual emotions about being in this situation for such a long duration vs birthing prematurely. I know this is the healthiest for baby but selfishly I am having a really hard time thinking about being in this for the long haul. Just trying to take it in stride for now. And it is important that for now mommy and baby are both healthy. When I am even more stabilized wd love visitors and will prob be on the phone 24/7.
On a happy note my sister in law was sent home on partial bed rest. Karen-I wd be lying if I didn't admit I am jealous that u r home but am also extremely happy for u!! And no-Karen and I are not in a competition to see who can deliver first. Will be keeping everyone updated. Lots of love, Sam