Friday, April 3, 2009

We almost had a baby Yesterday!!!


So I figured I better document yesterday!

At 11:00 am I started having horrible, painful contractions. They started in my back and wrapped all the way around to my stomach... and my stomach would get hard as a rock! It hurt so bad! I started timing them and they were 3-5 minutes about for 3 hours! I was trying to hold off going to the hospital as long as possible....because I know with your first one it can take a very long time! So I wanted to stay home and be comfortable. Well after 3 hours, at 2:00pm I called Billy and told him he needed to come home and be here because I wasn't sure how much longer I could take this! So he came home and they never went away they stayed 3-5 minutes apart and got stronger and more painful! So we called our doctor at 4:00 PM and they told us to head to the hospital right away!

So we checked into the hospital and they monitored my contractions and they were 3-5 minutes apart and super painful! They Hooked me up to an iv and they admitted me. But according to my chart I am not due till april 29th... so I'm only 36 weeks

(even though my doctor personally told me my dates are most likely wrong! and Brody has been measuring april 19th the entire time! But they never changed my due date on my chart)

So I am only 36 weeks and that makes them nervous! So they said we want to give you medicine to make the contractions stop! I was so frustrated becasue I felt like if they had fixed my due date then this doctor would know my baby is probably 37 or 38 weeks along! So they gave me medicine to stop them but my contractions still kept coming 3-5 minutes consistently till about 9:00 Pm last night! So the doctor was like " maybe you are brewing to have a baby tonight!! " but she kept checking me and I never dialated past a 1 and 70% efaced. So eventually the pain medicine started to ware off and even though I was still having consistent contractions... they weren't painful anymore. SO I was sent home at 10:00 last night!

I wasn't dissapointed...I just figured it wasn't his time to come. But I was a little frustrated because she told me if I were 37 weeks she would have given me pitossin and an epidural and we might have our baby right now... And I know I am further along than 36 weeks!

Either way I'm sure my contractions will start up again and if so I'll be back there again having a baby! I'm glad I got a dry run at the hospital. I now know what to expect... and I'm not scared anymore. They took such good care of me, I know we will be in good hands!!! : )

So Brody may be coming sooner than we all thought!!!


P.S.-Billy was so cute and so funny through out the whole thing! He was just so excited!! He kept begging me to send a mass text out telling everyone I was in the hospital. But I kept telling him to wait untill we knew we were for sure going to be staying there! But he was so happy and was so helpful and took such good care of me. I feel so lucky to have him!!!

12 comments:

Krista said...

That is so crazy that you guys are about to be parents! I hope everything else is going well!

Nat and Grant said...

I feel for ya! Drake was 9 days overdue and my Dr didn't want to induce labor (even though we did induce because he was so overdue) I remember I just wanted him to be here. But no matter what Brody will be here soon and I'm thrilled for you guys! Hang in there girl!

Mackay Family said...

I am excited that you are getting so close! Hang in there! He will be here before you know it!

Brian and Kaitlin said...

Yay!! That must have been soo exciting!! I was anxiously waiting at home to get an update, I now know what you guys felt like when I went into labor. I wanted all the details!!I hope he comes soon and is a cute healthy little baby!! I can't wait to see him!!

Jake and Rachelle said...

Sounds exciting! Due dates can be such a pain. Hope you are feeling okay and all goes well for you.

Whitney said...

I know the feeling of coming home empty handed and its really hard! He will come soon! Good Luck lacey, I hope everything goes really well for you and baby Brody! post lots of pics when he is here!

Melissa said...

Oh my goodness! I hope you are feeling okay! I am very excited for the post where there is actually a baby in the pictures! Woo hoo!!

Ryan and Brindi said...

yay!!! i'm so excited!! well, i guess we don't get to hang out again before brody is born!! we'll just have to make up for it with playdates after he is born! good luck - we love you!

Giron Family said...

Oh what a bummer! That same thing happened to me..I measured two weeks smaller (than I actually was) with Ella but I KNEW I was further along so I had to sit the doctor down and explain that there was no possible way I was wrong (I actually knew the date of conception). Luckily, she listened to me and induced me at the right time.
This has to be so frustrating for you. I bet it will be any day now!

The Wright Family said...

We are excited for you two! Can I ask a favor? We are in Florida....DONT HAVE THE BABY YET!!! haha. Look at me being selfish. Just hold off til Thursday! I love you guys! Keep us updated if something happens again. We will keep yall in our prayers....I hope everything goes ok!

Luke and Marin said...

Oh man! You are so lucky! I'm due on Tuesday, and nothing has happened!! You may have your baby before me!!!

Brian and Kaitlin said...

OK we want to guess. Brian says Brody is gonna be here April 20 and weigh 7 lbs 2 oz and be 19 1/2 inches. I'm gonna say April 24 (b/c that will be exactly 3 months after Gantt) and he is gonna weigh 7 lbs 6 oz and be 20 inches long.