Friday, April 03, 2009

April Fool? Or maybe not so much...34 weeks update.

Where to begin?

I am 34 weeks! Yay! The Ultrasound Wednesday morning showed Griffin to be 4 pounds 14 ounces. My fluid was high, but still normal and all seems to be fine with my gestational diabetes and blood pressure.

I woke up Wednesday morning (6am) contracting a way. I knew I was going to the MD's midmorning so I waited till my 9:30 appt. He confirmed that I was contracting but he decided at 34 weeks, with no obvious progression and me not needing pain medication, I would need to just tough it out-so we spent the day trying to keep me distracted.

Over the course of the day, the contractions were harder to be distracted from and eventually at 1am I could take no more (pain, no sleep=bad combo) so I went up to the hospital to be monitored and seeking something to help me relax a bit.

Griffin looked beautiful on the monitor, but I was indeed having 2-3 minute apart contractions-so I got some *good* meds and dozed a very little bit. The medicine wore off all too quickly and it was going again on 6am-no sleep in 24 hours plus lots of pain and concern=not a good combo.

So, my MD decided to give me a stronger shot that should induce sleep-hopefully 4 plus hours worth. I did get that delicious sleep I needed so badly and then thought I'd be released. But, as all plans are made to be changed, this plan of mine was not my MD's plan and he decided I should stay for another night of observation (boy, did I not see that coming). So, I surprisingly stayed through Thursday and thought that today, Friday, would be my day to finally head home...nope, not that plan either. Apparently, in the middle of the night while I was sleeping soundly (but on the monitor for Griffin), Griffin decided to get some attention for us. I had nurses in and out trying to change my positioning (to improve his heart rate) and I ended up with an IV...and being the L&D RN I am, I trended back thru the tracing to see lots of yucky decels in Grffin's heart rate and thus, I have felt very emotional over *ALL* of this. I've fought back tears since the wee hours of the morning. I have had specialized ultrasounds to confirm that Griffin is ok for the moment, but my MD is not comfortable sending me the current plan is hospitalization until delivery and I could need a c-section at any moment...vaginal delivery is probably out of the equation now;-(

Anyway, the boys have come up to visit. I'm well stocked with some current Redbox titles. I'm sad and lonely yet comforted by close medical care. I've had lots of time to rest and think. I can't believe Griffin will be here so soon (I think:-).

So, that's my post about feeling like an "April fool" but apparently I wasn't and God has been the great physician protecting Griffin and I all along.

I can check comments and email from my hospital room but don't have my phone charger. Please pray for Tim as he's unexpectedly now Mr. Mom and Dad, etc for who knows how long.

Here's my happy picture (s) right now:


Jennifer said...

Whoa. Suprising but not altogether unexpected developments. I will keep you and your boys in my prayers. Hopefully you can hang on a little bit longer. Two weeks would be great!

Andrea said...

Renay, I hope you hang on for a bit longer. What a great Easter gift, though!!

amy f. said...

Oh wow, I thought for sure you were going to say, by the end of this post, that you were home or close to being home. Well, I'm sure it's not fun, but I'm glad they are monitoring you and Griffin...and you're in the best place you can be for the two of you right now. Your little guy will be here before we know it....hang in there. I'll have to stop by sometime. I'm praying for the two of you!!

Kristy V said...

I will be keeping you and your family in my prayers. I hope you are able to get some rest. Please let me know if you need anything!

Catie said...

Just wanted to let you know I'm praying for you and your family. Hang in there!

The Baker Family said...

Praying for you all.

Lora said...

Praying for you and baby Griffin, Renay. May God hold you both in the palm of His Hand!!

Kara Townsend said...

howdy friend!
I don't have any good words to comfort you. I know you are thankful that Griffin is still growing safely within you. Yet, at the same time, I'm sure you are worried and just want everything to be okay. So, the only thing I have to offer you is some sincere prayers of love, encouragement and hope!!! Hang in there girl...God is watching over you and Griffin!
love you,