Friday, June 12, 2009

The Rollercoaster Just Keeps Twisting and Turning

On my rollercoaster the most benign tasks sometimes morph into some of the twists that keep us on our toes waiting for the next shoe to drop.

Wednesday night I was laying on the couch reading Handle with Care before deciding I was going to close up shop for the night and head to bed. Someone had other plans. As soon as I stood up, I felt a few gushes of something which did not feel normal. Had my water broken?

Once in the bathroom I discovered more blood than anyone should see at 32 weeks pregnant so we grabbed our hospital bags along with a few other items before heading out to the door to the hospital very quickly.

If you live near me, you also realize that Wednesday night was one filled with severe thunderstorms so this made for an interesting drive to the hospital. On the way there, we made the necessary phone calls letting people know what was going on with us and Megan Grace.

Also, while on the way to the hospital we realized we had left every form of payment we owned at home hence no cash for food at the hospital. Luckily, a wonderful friend of mine just happened to be at the hospital for the breastfeeding class we had signed up for months ago together and met us in the admissions lobby. Thanks dear I owe you (literally).

We ended up staying the night for observation but it was a night filled with emotions of every facet. Was this going to be Megan Grace's birthday? Was I going to have to have a C Section? Were we ready?

The bleeding ended up stopping so I'm home now on semi bedrest and I'm out of work for at least a week. We will reevaluate the situation next week. I'm calling my doctor today though to figure out where we go from here.

Overall, it the evening went pretty smoothly including a few firsts for me such as my first hospital stay and my very first IV. Wonder what is in store for the future?


  1. Thank you for your update. I have been wondering how you were doing. Glad that you and Megan Grace are doing okay now and hanging in there. That must have been scary. You and your family continue to be in my thoughts and prayers.

  2. Hang tight! Thoughts and prayers with you!

  3. I followed your link from the nest. Here are some resources that might help you as you prepare for your little one's birth.

    Also if you haven't already, look into "Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep"

    (Hope this isn't all a repeat of things others have sent you.)

    I lost one of my identical twin girls almost 2 years ago.

    I prayed for your peace.