Thursday, June 12, 2008

It started out a Dr's appointment

Thank you for all the congrats and delurkers. It was so great to read all of these sweet, encouraging, beautiful comments and well wishes for our family. It gave me something to do in the weee hours of the mornings when Baby just wanted to be held.

I want to start at the beginning to record this for all it's worth:

We worked really hard this past weekend to get the nursery up and functioning. Monday morning, brite and early (645am) we headed off to my mf.m appointment. I got there and was called back. They did another growth scan and b.pp. The scan measured Mini to be 8lb 4oz. I PANICKED. I was just imagining how big he was going to be by the induction date. Dr Wonderful asked if i had a cervical check at my n.st on Friday. I told him no. So he wanted to check. I agreed. He was VERY shocked to find that I was in between 3-4cm dilated and he quickly went and got my OB's office on the phone. They decided that an animo was the next safest decision, so I obliged. The amnio really was no big deal, I was going to go home for the day. Rest up and wait for the results Tuesday. Dr Wonderful and the OB's office were tossing around induction on Wednesday as long as the amnio looked well. I was told to get dressed so we could move me to the ns.t room. I stood up to get dressed and water just gushed out of me all over the floor. (like 2 glasses full) I called the u/s tech back and told her, they rechecked my fluid level via u/s and noticed a significant difference. Plans started to change. Dr Wonderful got on the phone with OB's Office to let them know of the new situation. I was did an ns.t and was showing baby was fine and my contractions were there but not in any rhythmic pattern.

While i was hooked up for the nst, Dr Wonderful came in and told me that after leaving his office i was to go home get my bags and get to the hospital. So we left his office 1 hour away from our house - got our bags and headed to the hospital. I arrived at the hospital around 1-130 pm.

(more to come - all i can get typed out right now)

14 comments:

Kathy V said...

Farah, I am getting excited all over again as I read the first part of your story. I am really happy for you that Mini (aka Austin) is here and is doing so well. I bet you were surprised when Mini decided to make his appearance directly after your appointment. I bet you were also surprised when you stood up and realized your water had broke. Atleast you were in a good place for that to happen.

Marcy "meg" said...

I can't wait to hear the rest of the story. So glad all is well.

Mel said...

How freaking exciting, I am just itching to hear your birth story!!!
That baby is freaking beautiful, Farah!
*hugs*

Chas said...

I can't wait to hear more!

Jen said...

Wonderful! Congratulations!

I cannot wait to hear the rest of the story!

Morrisa said...

I can't wait to hear the rest of the story!!

Nurse Lochia said...

Congratulations on your beautiful baby boy! He's absolutely cute!

Katie said...

What a cliff hanger!

I am glad that I know that the story has a happy ending and that you and Austin are doing well.

BrownEyedGirl said...

I can't wait for more!! I love reading your birth story!!!

Dreamer4agift said...

Sounds so exciting so far, and I can't wait for you to tell more:)

Again, congratulations to you and Eric. I'm so SO happy for you both.`

sara said...

Thanks for sharing your story, I love knowing all the steps leading up to little mini I mean Austin. How are you feeling? I'm so excited for you.

Hilary (The Trying Game) said...

Ah! Reading this story has me on pins and needles waiting to hear how it all turns out (even though I know it ends with a GORGEOUS baby boy!).

Congrats hun, can't wait to hear how you and the little one are doing!!

Joanna said...

OMG - How could you leave us hanging like that....Oh right, you have a newborn! I understand. Cant wait to hear the rest of the story!

Adriane said...

I still can't believe it all happened at the Dr's office! How convenient! Can't wait to hear the rest of the story - hope you are well!