My Waters broke! Yikes! Here is my story so far, I'll probably print a copy of this and put it in his baby book for memories, but I hope you all will read it and send prayers that Baby Tristan stays put a little bit longer!
Yesterday evening I was just lounging around and went to the bathroom. When I stood up there was a gush. It splattered all over, mostly on the ground.
I went in to panic mode as I hadn't packed a hospital bag, am only 33 weeks and was home alone. I started crying and I called my husband's cell but he didn't answer (in his building he sometimes gets no reception). I then rang my cousin/birth partner and my mom to let her know. I got hold of my husband and he was home within minutes (works within the highrise we live). He was in MAJOR denial and was just lollygagging around when I was panicking to get everything together to leave. Then on our drive to the hospital he kept asking if we could stop at Taco Bell for a burrito... That's a man for you!
Finally got to hospital, checked in quickly and confirmed my water did indeed break. They tested it against some strips as well as checking on the slides for ferning.
The night was rough because while at first I was having no contractions, they eventually picked up. But weren't at all consistant. Maybe every 10-20 minutes apart. Many I couldn't even feel. But it did get to a point where they were getting stronger and more painful so they prepared for the epidural but when it came time the contractions and back pain disappeared!
So now, the next afternoon I'm just sitting around waiting. Contractions are few and far between so I'm not in active labor even though my water broke.
They've already given me the first dose of that steriod that helps mature the baby's lungs and I will get my second/final dose of it tonight at 6:30is. I'm also on a slew of antibiotics "just in case" there is an infection that is not showing itself through fever, discharge...etc. I'm also on this Magnesium type antibiotic/drip that is being used to help the baby nuerologically. It helps prevent brain bleeds (which can be common in preemies) and help mature the brain. It also helps stop/slow down contractions...it has helped, IMO but the intent of giving it to me was for the baby's brain.
We've talked to so many nurses and specialists, it has really helped set our minds at ease. We are in an excellent hospital with a level 3 NICU. Some say when born he could be here 3-4 weeks but there are also SO MANY deciding factors. Mostly like, his respitory situation, can he regulate his own temperature, is he able to eat...she said weight/size didn't have much to do with the release as long as much as the others. Some babies are even sent home with an oxygen tank because they need that extra boost.
I'm excited, happy and nervous and am trying to relax as much as possible so hopefully he'll stay in as long as he can. At least until I can get all the necessary medical care, like the second lung steriod shot, and hopefully that can sit in my body for the ideal 24 hours before he makes his appearance.
Crikey! Good luck honey, I hope baby stays put for a while longer and it sounds like you are in a great hospital for when baby finally does make an appearance! You are being very brave! Lots of love xxx
Hi hunni my ds was born at 33 weeks my waters broke on the wednesday and he was born on the Saturday weighing a tiny 4lb3 he was in hospital for 2weeks and did really well no help with breathing just feeding a temperature.
It is scary having a premmie but you've just got to remain positive at 33 weeks bubs has a very good chance of doing well
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