Sunday, February 6, 2011

A LITTLE EXCITEMENT LAST NIGHT

Here is the update on the little bit of excitement around my room last night.

I was on the phone with Greg around 8:45 when I started to feel some contractions. I really thought that they were just Braxton Hicks... the nurse later came in and was asking me how painful they were... really they weren't painful... the tightening was just a little uncomfortable. About a 1/2 an hour later I called the nurse in just to see if they could monitor me because I had about 6 of them in that 1/2 hour.

She came back in and said..."Ahhh , those aren't Braxton Hicks, those are real contractions." Hmmmm... they made me use the bathroom, drink more fluids as sometimes those 2 things will get them to stop... NOPE!

They then tried a shot of Terbutaline to stop them... NOPE! So they took me down to labor and delivery around midnight. They checked to make sure I didn't have a UTI that was causing the contractions. They checked and I was dilated 1 cm. and only 25 % effaced. They also did a fetalfibronectin test that determines if you are likely to deliver your baby in the next two weeks. Thankfully that came back negative... so that was a good sign:) They then gave me an IV with lots fluids and another shot of the Terbutaline and thankfully that worked to slow them down.

I was so thankful to God, because the next step was going to be to put me on Magnesium Sulfate and give me more steroids for Levi's lungs... and from everything that I have heard... Magnesium Sulfate is really a big bummer.

They moved me back to my room around 4:30 am. And then I got some sleep:) My doctor came back in this morning and had them cap off my iv. So we will see what happens from here...

Sometimes I wonder if maybe I am having some of these complications or different things happening that haven't ever happened in pregnancy for me before, because Levi isn't genetically ours. Just a thought... Levi has handled it all great... Thank you God for this precious little guy... I just can not wait to set my eyes on him... Will he have blue or brown eyes? Will he have any hair or none at all? Will it be light or dark if he does have hair... oh my... my curiosity kills me sometimes :)

I have been reading Hebrews lately... When I read about the great heroes of the faith in Chapter 11, I am always amazed how it mentions, I think 2 different times, how each of them were still living by faith when they died. They did not receive the things they were promised; they only saw them and welcomed them from a distance... It goes on to talk about them being strangers here on earth and longing for another home... a heavenly home... It just strikes me that they welcome the things that they were promised from a distance... but do not receive them before they die! That is the true faith... faith when you don't receive what you want... Tried and true faith... faith through the mountaintops and deep despairing valleys of life... Hmmmm I know that I have that faith... but I will be the first to say that my sinful human side does get in the way... Oh Lord keep working in my heart this journey of faith that you have me on...

Here is another verse from Hebrews that I love... lets keep runnning the race friends!!

HEBREWS 12:1-2
THEREFORE, SINCE WE ARE SURROUNDED BY SUCH A GREAT CLOUD OF WITNESSES, LET US THROW OFF EVERYTHING THAT HINDERS AND THE SIN THAT SO EASILY ENTANGLES, AND LET US RUN WITH PERSEVERANCE THE RACE MARKED OUT FOR US. LET US FIX OUR EYES ON JESUS, THE AUTHOR AND PERFECTER OF OUR FAITH...

6 comments:

Tonya said...

I am SO glad you are in the hospital! I know it brings you great comfort, too. I pray for you every single day and night. When you come to mind, I pray. I wish I lived closer to you!

Just a heads up, Mag isn't fun at all. I did better than I thought on it, but I made sure to get some Zofran before they started it to decrease the likelihood of me getting sick. Fortunately I didn't. If you ever get to that point, it might not be a bad thing to ask for. I will pray you won't need the Mag or Zofran!

Hope you got to see that sweet family of yours this weekend! Keep us posted! And if you get bored and want someone to talk to, call me!

Love,
Tonya

Ebe said...

Wow... I'm with Tonya, I'm so glad you're in the hospital for monitoring.

We are praying for a few more weeks of cooking for Levi and then we want him out so we can get a good look at him! I can't wait to 'meet' him!

Praying you don't need to Mag at all.

Keep us updated.
love,
ebe

blessedmomto8 said...

Funny you say that about the biology. My doctor said that was EXACTLY why I had so many problems with Blakelys pregnancy! Your body KNOWS!

Ella said...

I love that verse Aunt Sara!
When I was reading this post a song come to mind, it's by Andrew Peterson! :) Here are some of the lyrics:
"Give us Faith to be strong, give us strength to be faithful, this life is not long but it's hard. Give us grace to move on, make us willing and able. LORD give us FAITH to be STRONG."

Hopefully that can be some encouragement for you, I know that it has been for me!
We've been praying for you and little Levi like crazy <3 We love you all so much!
-Ella Joy

Stacy@hiswaynotmine said...

So glad that they were able to stop the contractions! Sorry I am a little late catching up. I pray you are doing well today.

Love Hebrews and the great Hall of faith. From what I have witnessed as I've peaked in....you are a woman of faith in God alone. He will carry you through, as He is faithful....always. Even when our flesh fails us. He remains true. Keep looking to Him alone. He will carry you to the finish line.

Running the race with you.....

Much love in Christ,
Stacy

Carolina said...

What a great verse you shared...and I loved your insight on it I will have to go back and read it again soon. So glad you're being monitored at the hospital and will continue praying for you and little Levi! :)