Those of you who follow us on Facebook know that I landed myself in the hospital Monday morning. Praise the Lord all is well and baby girl is staying put for now. But I definitely had a little scare! Last week and over the weekend was really rough for me. Ive had a lot of pelvic pressure and pain for a while… but recently it started becoming unbearable. So much so I could barely walk and even laying down, taking warm baths, etc didn’t seem to help ease it any. So I called up to my doctor Monday morning and they told me to come in so I could be checked. Needless to say, baby girl has dropped and thankfully in head down position. She is VERY low, hint the incredible amount of pain and pressure. :) Thankfully I am not dilated as of Monday – however I was having mild contractions so they hooked me up to the monitor. And I definitely was!
The doctor came in after reviewing everything and told me I needed to head on over to the hospital. While there I was given an insane amount of fluids for dehydration. They also gave me a shot to calm my uterus and help keep me from contracting more. And then they gave me my first shot (in the tush) of a steroid to help baby girl’s lungs to develop should she come in the next week or so. I went back yesterday for the 2nd shot! So, if she decides to make an early arrival – we’re praying her little lungs will be developed nicely!
Its been a crazy whirlwind, but the Lord has given us a great peace throughout this. Monday definitely made things real for me. Instead of now thinking I have less than 7 weeks to go – now I’m in the mindset of… I could meet my baby girl any day now! Although we definitely know she could easily stay put till the end… its crazy to think its possible sooner!
Richard went out Monday night (bless his heart) and bought me a nursing bra, nursing camis and some of other items for my hospital bag that I never stocked up on. He was such a good sport and I am so thankful for him. Our bags our packed, Annalise’s bag is now packed and the carseat is ready to go! We’re ready when the Lord decides its her time to come!
Thank you all for your prayers, support and encouragement! So many have been a huge blessing to us throughout this entire pregnancy and we’re so grateful!
Please continue for our little family!
Until then… Brantley