If someone would have told me I would be sitting here on my bed with my newborn baby at 36 weeks I would have called them crazy. I never would have thought I would caught stomach flu then have to go through the delight of my second baby being born premature.
And yet, here I am sitting here with my new baby boy, feeling joy, and pain, and overwhelmingly like well shit, I was not ready. You can read my first post on premature labor here. And to be honest my first tried to come at 31 weeks , the hospital stopped that birth. This time there was no stopping.
So, if you read the blog post you would have seen that I was sent home Saturday Jan 27th. Due to no further dialation and my water had not broke. I went home with a feeling I that I would be back.
The next morning,after a sleepless night of pain, I got up decided to do laundry and order some groceries for delivery. While in the kitchen, that is when it happened, my water broke. And no it isn’t like the movies, where you water breaks, there is this massive drama and then a baby in the hallway? You sometimes have a while. So after it broke I calmly packed my bag, woke my hubby, who was still sick, and called my mom to have her take me to the hospital. And unlike last time I brought more essentials.
I got my hospital room back, and then after tests confirmed it was my water that broke, an epidural was ordered. I was now waiting for my little. After about an hour or so there was no change, a round of pottussem was administered via iv. By 1:15 I had my little boy. And now we are deep in that premie life.I am happy, my little, although 4 weeks early, is healthy and happy. We got discharged 24 hours later. If there was anything to be learned, it is watch out for stomach flu when pregnant. It can make you go into labor. And don’t get discouraged if your premie wont bf,use that breast pump like the Motiff I mentioned here. Or, formula. Also, expect the saline swell. I was so swollen in my legs, feet, hands, and face. All those fluids.
Friends, my feet jiggled when I walked!!! Felt so weird! Oh, and patosum is awful!!! The pain is something I will never forget.