Sunday, June 15, 2008

We're still at the hospital but hoping to go home today.

A little more about what happened: I'm documenting this here for me more than anything. So the following may be a bit boring. :)

Originally I was scheduled for my C-section on the 20th, but Thursday the 12th was a rough day. I didn't feel well most of the day and had mild contractions and cramping all day long. About 5 o'clock that night it started getting a lot more intense. So much so that I knew we needed to just go to Labor and Delivery to check things out. When we got to the hospital I was just 1cm and 70% effaced, but I was still having regular contractions. They gave me medication that would slow down the contractions and if it wasn't true labor it would stop them. They slowed throughout the night but didn't stop completely, so my Dr. decided to go ahead and do the section.

This ended up being a very good thing because they discovered I had a uterine window, which basically mean I was getting a tear in my uterus. So I'm very thankful things played out like they did because if my uterus had of ruptured it would have been a very bad situation for the baby and for me. This does bring up concerns and precautions for any possible future pregnancies, but I'll get a chance to talk with my dr. more about it later.

I haven't downloaded any more of the pictures we've taken over the last couple days, but here's one more of Big Sister meeting Abigail.


amydc said...

Oh Leah. It makes me cry to look at little Natalie lookin' at her baby sissu. I wish we knew what they were thinking!
I hope you are already home by now.

~Telah said...

Aren't you glad that you really don't have 4 more days left like your baby counter says! Glad you guys are coming home. Call me if you need anything.

Dawn Bibbs said...

Oh wow, what a story. Glad everything worked out for the best.

I love the picture of Natalie admiring her new baby sister. So sweet. Can't wait to see that scrapbook LO :-).

Vikki said...

Congratulations you have 2 beautiful girls!

Kimberly said...

So happy that everything worked out good. Hope you are at home and able to rest. Enjoy that new baby!

Charin said...

Such a good idea to blog those details so you'll have them later! I hope that everything works out ok, but for now just enjoy your sweet new baby girl!! :)

Edleen said...

Congratulations Leah!!!

she is Beautiful and what a lovely family :)

do rest well and take good care.