Wednesday, October 2, 2013

30 Weeks.

My doctor gave me the okay to go to my aunt's surprise birthday party since I would be 30 weeks that following Tuesday. ( Party was on Sunday) Dr. felt that it should be fine, since it was at my mom's (which is only 5 min from my house) and once I arrived at her house I would need to lay on the couch.  I was thrilled.  I could have a little bit of freedom, even if it was just for a couple of hours.
My sister knew how I wanted to get maternity pictures before our little guy got here, so we had a brilliant idea.  She would come over and do my hair while I lay on the couch and as Steve and I got out of the car she would snap some quick pictures.  So, that's what we did.

The party turned out nice, I was able to visit with family members that I hadn't seen for a long time and it was great getting out of the house.  By the end of the night, I could tell I had over done it.  I started getting a little crampy in my lower back.  Monday I was extra cautious and made sure I was down the whole day. My dr told me I can also recline in our chair, but sometimes that's too much so I made sure I was down all day on the couch on Monday.

Tuesday morning I woke up around 4:30 and started getting crampy in my lower back and then I was getting pressure.   I started to think my body was starting seemed similar to how I felt when I started pre term labor back in June.  I woke up Steve and told him.  I could tell he was a little frantic, I took my medication (it helps stop contractions) and Steve cut me up an apple.  It started to go away, so we both went back to sleep.  I woke up around 8:30 and Steve had already gone to work.  I still had that feeling in my back so I called my doctor's office.  Cindy advised that I take another pill to see if  that helps stop the cramps.  She then told me to come into the office and do a urinalysis and dr would check and make sure my cervix wasn't thinning.

Kj was leaving for the doctor for her annual appointment and told me she and my mom would just pick me up and take me there.  I let Steve know what was going on, and if I needed him I would let him know to come and meet me at the hospital.
We made it to the hospital and I was able to do a urinalysis.  Well the good news-my cervix was the same and the bad news-I had another UTI.  Which can cause pre-term labor.  My doctor was worried that I could be a little dehydrated so he had me get hooked up to IV's and he wanted to monitor my contractions and Bex's heart rate. The medication that helps stop contractions makes mine and his heart rate go really fast. I HATE the medication more than anything, but if it helps keep him in, it's worth it.

Steve ended up meeting me up at the hospital and we were there for a few hours.  The nurse said that my contractions weren't consistent enough for anyone to need to worry. She said that it had to be from my uti.  What a relief.  We are anxious to meet our little guy, but it's way to early for him to come!  My doctor sent me home and told me I need to be extra careful. So no more outings unless it's to the doctors.  I now see him every week so he can check my cervix.  Praying we can keep our little guy cookin' at least until the end of this month-if not longer!!

**Pregnancy Update**
-After a week of the steroid shots, bex has had hiccups multiple times a day.  Hiccups are a great sign that his lungs are developing
-At 29 weeks they estimated his weight to be 3 lbs. 2oz. (I'm now 31 weeks today, so hoping he's 4 lbs.)
-He's still a night owl. Loves to be most active around midnight
-Bex nursery is completed
-I swear I have an appetite of a teenage boy


Shauna Holt said...

You are amazing Keira! I can only imagine how hard this must be but the love you already have for him is precious! It definitely seems like God is watching out for you both! I'm sure God will help Bex keep cooking till it's the right time!

Jenny said...

Keira! I just LOVE YOU! You already deserve the mother of the year award! :) I want to come visit! I will be in Idaho until the 14th, so what about a day that week?? Text me when a good day is ok? I'll bring dinner! :) We are keeping you all in our prayers!