Monday, October 12, 2009

Bedrest..

This post may have TMI...just a warning;) Yesterday when I woke up I had some brown mucus in my discharge...here comes Wimberly....making me freak out;) Well I went to church and when I got back there was more. My parents picked me up to go meet my brother to eat. I asked my mom if I should call the Dr. She said yes. I called and they said if it got worse to call back. I went about my day and it stayed the same. Around 4 a big chunk came out. I'm freaking out because I'm thinking I'm losing my mucus plug already. I called the Dr. and she said to come to the hospital to get checked out.
When I got to the hospital they put me on a fetal heart monitor and a contraction monitor. Both looked good! They then did an ultrasound. The baby looked great! She is breech (still early of course), she weighs 1lb 9 0z, and is definitely a girl;) My fluids and placenta also looked good. While I was having the ultrasound I had two contractions. She then checked my cervix and thought it looked a little bit open.
I went back to the room and the Dr. came to talk to me. She did the swab test to see if I would be going into labor within 2 weeks. It came back negative..thank GOD!! She then checked my cervix and said it was a little bit open on the outside but the inside was still closed. My regular doctor was out of town so the Dr. on call decided that she wanted me to stay at home an relax until he could look at me on Thursday. Since I have a job where you stand up all day and chase 4 year olds she didn't want to risk my cervix opening up more. After the exam a huge chunk of stuff came out...GROSS!! She said it was probably from the exam...I sure hope so.
So I'm here at home laying on the couch. I'm hoping that I don't have to stay home past Thursday. I really didn't want to use up my sick leave days before maternity leave. My principal made my day last Thursday, because he asked me if I minded staying home with the baby, till next school year. He can hire a certified teacher if I stay gone the rest of the time. If I was only gone for 12 weeks and came back the last 3 he would have had to hire a part time sub. Of course I was thrilled by this news. If it all works out McKenzie will be 7 months old when I go back to work. I just have to save money to compensate for those 3 weeks of work that I won't get paid. Hopefully she will behave and I won't have to stay on bedrest long;) Say a prayer for us.

19 comments:

Stace said...

Oh no bedrest! Take it easy!! I hope things are A-okay for you guys!!! Thinking of you. :)

Krisy said...

sending prayers your way! HOpe you get to go back after Thursday, I know how it is, I'm on day 18 of captivity!!

Melody said...

Good grief! I just hate this for you because of all you went through to get her here! I will be praying! At least you know that the chances of her coming in the next 2 weeks are almost nothing. Keep your chin up. I'm sure things will be fine and just think when you are 39 weeks you will think GEEZ, when is this kid gonna come out already :)

Melissa said...

Take it easy and relax. I was on bed rest for a week when preggo. Catch up on some reading.

Good Egg Hunting said...

Honestly, it's always something! Thinking of you and hoping everything calms down very soon. In the meantime, take good care of yourself while on the couch!

Melinda said...

Praying for you!! Hoping your bedrest stay will be a short one!

The Patterson's said...

That had to be so scary! Glad to hear that things seem to be okay though. And, what a nice boss! That would be awesome to be home for 7 months with your little girl. Enjoy your time relaxing!

Amber said...

oh no I hope you are ok. What a great thing about your principal will you still get paid for the additional time off?

twondra said...

Definitely in my prayers. Thinking of you!!

Joy said...

Keep your chin up! Keep telling yourself it's all for the baby!!!

Carrie said...

Oh gosh! I am thinking wonderfully calm uterus thoughts for you.

I know how much bed rest sucks but no one appreciates it more than those of us who took a long while to get here. HANG IN THERE- you are doing so well.

Keep us posted. :)

Kristy said...

I hope that you are back to work soon, but perhaps you can get some rest this week! Take care of yourself, hon. Praying for peace, rest, and good news!

sweetpeanme said...

Enjoy these couple of days to relax...though I know the cirumstances are not ideal...

I know what you mean about not wanting to use any sick days...I have felt sicker and more horrible during these early weeks of my pregnancy...but I refuse to take a day off!!! I need to save money!!

How wonderful that your principal is trying to "kick" you out!! :o) You've waited a long time to be a momma...enjoy it!!!!!!!

beth ewing said...

wow girl, you're just not gonna get an easy pregnancy are you?

The Patterson's said...

Leaving you a blog award...:-)

rescogitatae said...

I am finally coming out of the woodwork, and wanted to see how you are doing! I can't believe you are already past 24 weeks- it's so crazy how quickly time flies.

I hope the bedrest proves to be only temporary and your cervix settles down so that beautiful baby girl can keep cooking. Huge hugs.
T.

Stace said...

I'm still thinking of you and hoping you haven't posted simply because bedrest was lifted and you're uber busy with your class!

Brittney said...

Take good care of yourself and your little one. I'm praying for you!!

Hoping for our own Peanut said...

I hope youre doing okay, Ashley! Let us know when you get a chance.