Thursday, March 19, 2015

Guest Post: Surviving hospital bed rest

I was asked to do a guest post to distinguish between home and hospital bed rest by Lizzy of Minnesota Night. She was on home bed rest for the same condition, but has graduated to "light activity!" Yay! She is also much further along than I am, so I am praying her journey from birth to going home is a short one.

It was fun to write! Update: open bottle of nail polish was tried this week and I survived.

Read my survival tips and tricks here.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Researching local NICUs

Well, it's week 26. Bleeding has pretty much stopped, however I am still losing amniotic fluid. The doctor said the chances of my rupture re-sealing are slim, so no plans to go home before Penny is born. On the bright side, I am looking pregnant again, and not because of my constipation, because I finally pooped Monday! However, my AFI is lower, down to 5.6, but I think this is because she moved last week. Still breech, just laying the OTHER way now. Silly girl.

Monday, March 9, 2015

Week 25!

Well, a lot of good news came out of some sketchy things today.

Let's start out with how awesome my nurses were to request no vitals between 11 and 7 from the on call doc yesterday. I slept from 11 to 5 uninterrupted. My son usually wakes us around 5, so it is still kind of ingrained in me to wake up then.

Unfortunately, my morning trip to the bathroom involved new symptoms: blood. I immediately alerted the nurses.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Monday, March 2, 2015

We have made it to 24 weeks!

Today is our official "aging up" day. Penelope is now 24 weeks. How much she weighs will determine her exact increase in chances of survival, but on average, babies born this week have a 59% chance of survival. It may sound low, but I like to think anything over 50% is awesome.

Saturday, February 28, 2015

pPROM at 23 weeks

pPROM... nope, not "pregnant prom," unfortunately, although I don't know if that would be as entertaining as it sounds... lol