Friday, April 17, 2009

32 Weeks

Wow. What a week.
Monday afternoon: fever
Monday night: fever + contractions
Tuesday morning: contractions + severe morning sickness (AKA vomitting on the side of the road on the way to the doctor!)
Tuesday all day: stay in labor & delivery (negative flu test, negative fetal fibronectin test, CBC good, a little anenemic, no dehydration BUT contractions 2-4 minutes apart). shots to stop contractions, sent home only to spend the afternoon throwing up and eventually adding diarrhea to the mix. oh, what joy!
Wednesday: severe nausea + a few contractions. back to doctor and labor & delivery for IV fluids and nausea meds. spent the afternoon in a stupor but at least the contractions and nausea were finally gone. finally able to keep some food down but my belly was cramping big time.
Thursday day: feeling MUCH better, able to function and even help with Clayton a bit.
Thursday evening: ended up passing out on my parents and realized that maybe my recovery would be a bit slower than I thought.
Today: Feeling even better, but still afraid to push myself.
AND IN THE MEANTIME, Little Baby C has been handling the stress wonderfully. He's been moving around and enjoying the excitement I guess . . . He weighs 4 pounds 4 oz. now and just for good measure I got two steroid shots for his lungs due to all the contractions. I'm glad they're on board, but I'll be just as happy to have him wait about four more weeks before making his entrance!

11 comments:

Nicole Laird said...

Oohhh...I'm sorry you were feeling so horribly! Glad they stopped the contractions and that baby C is doing well! :0) Did you get the bee sting shots in your bum? Those helped me the first 2 times, but boy did they sting!! Yay for 32 weeks!!

Melanie said...

yuck....doesn't sound like you've had a good couple of days!! Hopefully you start feeling better and tell that little baby to sit tight and bake a little longer!! ;)

rachel whetzel said...

So happy everyone's fine... BOO HISS on the puking and cramps!! NOT fun. Hope you keep feeling better!

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Barbara said...

Sounds like a rough few days. I'm glad you're feeling better and that they baby is hanndling everything so well. Hang in there!

FirstLady Jen said...

Oh dear! I'm so glad that everything is fine and that those steroids are on board - I had to have it with my daughter and it gave me some peace of mind. Take care of yourself and that baby C!

Rose said...

You remain in our prayers!

Oscar T. Grouch said...

So sorry to hear you are going through all this Ashley. I think about you often, and send up a prayer for your family. Hugs

Stacy said...

Oh my goodness woman! I am so glad you are starting to feel better and the contractions have stopped for time being! I am so glad that baby C is doing well!! Take care!!!!!!!! I hope he stays in a few weeks longer!!

gab423 said...

Awwwww....sorry, Ashley. Glad to hear everyone is well now. Hang tight, Baby C! :)

Cheri Pryor said...

Yucky yuck...but glad to hear you are feeling better and that Baby "C" would rather stay in than come out right now.