Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Update - New Info

All I have in me right now is bullet points, sorry.

- I'm still in the hospital, at least for now. I've had daily NST monitoring and they have all come back within the normal range, phew!

- I was moved to a private room on Saturday and that has made all the difference. I'm now getting sleep.

- My GD has been acting funny since I was admitted. I've had two hypoglycemic episodes, which have been scary. Yesterday my blood sugar dropped so low that i was instructed to drink juice ASAP, eat and then retest. I felt so faint and dizzy, but luckily, the protocol helped and I felt better relatively quickly, but boy was it scary.

- They bumped up my growth scan to this morning and LMI has gained a pound in two weeks! She now weighs 4lbs12oz and is up from the 16th to the 19th percentile. I won't know what this means for her until later today/tomorrow as the staff dr needs to review the scan. I think the imminent delivery scare is over, but she will be closely watched for sure. I have no idea what the plan is in terms of me staying here or being discharged and I have mixed feelings about it.
- It would be AWESOME to go home, sleep in my own bed, shower and be home finishing up my last minute things
- I would have more flexibility and be able to get some fresh air

- 95% of the time I am stable, but for that time when I am not, it is very reassuring to be here
- I'm being so closely monitored that nothing will slip through the cracks
- I will be seen as an outpatient 3 times a week by my OB and this will be frustrating and hard - especially since I don't drive

So I guess time will tell what the plan is for me and Little Miss IT. I will update more later. thank you for the thoughts and well wishes, they are so needed and really help brighten the day. Today is 35w3d, I never thought I would reach this milestone, let's ee how far we can get!

Here is the information from morning rounds today:
- drs happy with growth ultrasound, baby doing well

- having an MRI as soon as possible to investigate headaches, ruling out random things - we all expect it to be normal

- once MRI results are back and normal, I will be discharged

- regular monitoring of me and baby as out patient

- if at anytime me or baby not doing well, babys coming out

- won't let me go past 39 weeks


  1. Thanks so much for updating, you have a lot of people thinking about you. I totally get the not slipping through the cracks benefit of staying there. I'm so glad you and LMI are fine.

  2. So glad to hear you and baby are doing well. I delivered at 36 weeks due to pre-eclampsia. I had PIH and GD at 18 weeks. My baby girl had a one week uneventfull stay in nicu, just precautionary really. How is your blood pressure doing? The gestational diabetes is manageable at home with checks four times a day, but the blood pressure does not give warning when it gets high. Mine soared to 240/110 in the hospital and i felt great. So if it were me, I would stay in the hospital and let them take care of you. Wishing you all the best. I was glad to see your post today.

  3. thinking about you all the time and hoping that things are ok. that is great that the baby is continuing to gain weight and I hope that this means she can stay in there for a bit longer. I am glad that they are taking such good care of you.
    Hang in there sweetie, you are doing an amazing job, I continue to be impressed with you

  4. Thinking of you, R., and glad to hear the positives in your post...listen, I know we live in the same city and I DO drive, so maybe I can help you out here and there with getting to/from your OB? What part of the city do you live in? E-mail

  5. Oh R you have been through so much! I'm glad you're getting good care and that the baby is gaining some weight! I hope you have some good books or good TV and take advantage of that rest!

  6. Thanks so much for the update - I've been thinking about you. I'm glad you are in good hands! I'll keep sending positive vibes your way and look forward to more updates.

  7. So glad that you and baby are doing well! So exciting...won't be too long now!

  8. im thinking of you all the time. im so glad LMI is still tucked away and doing okay.
    love to you

  9. ps i was 5lbs 6oz at birth and im fine...

  10. I'm glad you and LMI are doing so well!! Sending lots more positive vibes your way. Huge hugs too!!

  11. AH! I am so glad to hear from you. I love the Little Miss packing it on. My dear little piglet, you just grow grow grow, okay? Every day is a great and giant step forward.

    It is wonderful to read such a great update from you. I send you all the good creature comforts from here. I know you miss home. There is NO place like a hospital to make you home sick, huh?

  12. Glad you two are doing well. You're in good hands. If you can, try to relax and get some reading in that you won't be able to in the next little while.

  13. So awesome to hear from you R even though we chat often. Hang in there!! Not much longer!! Hoping you can hang on until at least 37 weeks!!

  14. You're getting so close! Glad the little is gaining weight and that things seem to be progressing nicely. Take good care of you.

  15. Thanks for the update. I’m so glad to read that you both are doing good!

  16. I keep you in my thoughts. Sounds like things are stable at the moment, and that they will let you go home. Glad wee little miss is growing. What an awesome one, she is. Growing right one cue. I hope all goes well in the next few weeks, and that you can get to 39 weeks so she gets big and strong before making her entrance. Take good care, dear woman.

  17. Yay for a private room, and I"m so glad things are stabilizing and that LMI is showing good growth. Hoping for some quiet weeks before she arrives!