Monday, May 31, 2010


I title this with the title seriously?? out of my total dissapointment that things are not turning out the way I had hoped. On Saturday morning my water broke... seriously strange feeling to not be able to stop what feels like peeing your pants.. anyways after confirming at the hospital with my midwife that yes that was my water we were off to Winnipeg. The local hospital will not deliver pre 36 weeks and at 34 + 6 days I am out of luck.
Surprisingly enough after being seen at Women's I was admitted with the hopes of 48 hours of IV antibiotics and a shot at going home as long as all was well. I was always under the asumtion after 24 hours they want the baby out. But I knew that if I could hold him in for another week I could possible deliver at the hospital in Winkler.
It's been a long weekend.. hard and today was especially lonely. My whole family came yesterday and my good friend who lives here has really shown up.. bringing along starbucks, sushi, and treats for the boys yesterday. I was overwhelmed with love yesterday.
Fetal assesment went well this morning. Baby J is doing good. Strong, moving, about 6lbs already.
The plan as long as tonight goes well is to go home tomorrow on pretty much bed rest and most likely be induced at 36 weeks (so anytime after Sunday) Today I am 35 weeks +1 day.
I am hopeful I can keep him in there and we are hoping against all infection so we will both stay safe.
Hopefully tomorrow I will be blogging from my couch at home.
Thanks for all the love. We - especially the boys need it!


carol said...

Glad that all seems well, if not highly unplanned. You don't have to be super woman until after the baby comes out so ask for help when it's needed.
I'll be waiting to see what you have to say tomorrow. LOL Happy thoughts and prayers coming your way.

Wenona said...

Praying for you and hoping that you can come home and still have as natural a birth as can be in a hospital. Sometimes our plans aren't God's plans, but we CAN be reassured that what He has planned, is exactly what is perfect for us. What a promise! Stay positive and we're all rooting for you and Baby J!

RLE said...

Praying God will keep you safe and that you and Baby J will be healthy.

Jamy said...

Thanks for the update.
Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.
Stay strong.

SuJ'n said...

Hang in there, sweetie. It's all happening soon!!

Carmelle said...

Praying for you & your family!

Eva said...

I will be praying that all is well and you can keep him in there another 7 days.. it's better for him too!

All the best.

Ellen said...

I've been thinking about you all day, hoping that things are going well. Stay where you are baby J, it's not quite time yet :) I agree with Carol, make sure to ask for help when you need it! (I know I hate asking, but the circumstances are not everyday type!)

Karla said...

Hey Heather -

Hoping and praying for peace for you - and that the hospital birth you are likely to have will exceed your expectations... It will be a beautiful birth - regardless of the circumstances. I know how badly you dreamed of a home birth - but thankfully the people you envisioned being there will be - just the setting will have changed. Can't wait to see your baby!!

Heather said...

thank you karla - that was just about everything i needed to hear. love you and just think next sunday you can cuddle a little baby... CRAZY!!!