Monday, November 23, 2009

32 weeks, 2 days ~ An Unexpected Yet Somehow Expected Turn

I've been admitted to the hospital. Despite a stunningly beautiful and relaxing weekend retreat with a group of 10 amazing and wonderful babylost mamas, my blood pressure decided to inch a bit high over the last couple days. A visit to the doctor this morning revealed still high blood pressure as well as minutely elevated protein...all of which suggests I may be developing pre-eclampsia again. In abundance of caution, my doctor decided to admit me so we can get a more full picture of what's going on. Have I mentioned I love my doctor? So here I sit in a hospital bed, listening to Sunflower's heartbeat gallop away (oh how I love that sound) as they watch me like a hawk. In fact, the blood pressure has come down some now that I have been on bedrest all day.The doctor is saying that tomorrow we will likely make a decision about early delivery v some sort of bed rest in the coming weeks.

I have to say I'm surprisingly ok with this turn of events...I guess on some level I've expected it all along. I couldn't quite imagine making it through this end bit of pregnancy without some version of this happening. I'm glad that the self-monitoring worked to catch things early, and that my 'history' means there's a different protocol this time round. Let's just hope and pray I have a happy ending to report sooner or later.

31 comments:

Rach said...

Oh Sarah, sending you much love and to let you know I have been thinking of you. You are in the best place at this time. Sit back, rest and do as they tell you.

xxx

TracyOC said...

I have my fingers crossed for you and Sunflower. I have a whole bunch of DVDs from my own adventures in bedrest. Let me know if you get a hankering for Jane Austen mini-series or a bootleg of the Simpsons movie. Sounds like you're in good hands.

Paige said...

Sarah, I'm so glad they're taking good care of you and are in a place where you and SoFlo can be monitored. Sending you heaps of love and hugs. xo

aliza said...

so glad you are getting lots of attention and getting to hear soflo all the time. hope there are some good movies for you to watch.
sending you both lots of love
xoxox

Sara said...

Oh, I wish this were easier for you, but glad you are being watched carefully. Holding hope for you

Sophie said...

I seem to have blinked and suddenly you are so close to the finish line. Thinking of you. Rest up. 33 weeks was a biggy for me too.
xx

Hope's Mama said...

You're in good hands. That's the main thing. You and SoFlo are safe and being so well looked after.
I'm here for you.
xoxo

The Blue Sparrow said...

Sending prayers your way! *HUGS*

Malory said...

Your story hits very very close with me as I lost Janessa due to a placenta abruption & they belive it was caused my high blood pressure. I am still to scared to TTC again. You will be kept close in my thoughts & prayers. They will take good care of you & your little sunflower.

Akul's mama said...

Praying for you with all my heart Sarah. Hugssssss

Carly Marie said...

Just here for you Sarah, love love love you xxxxx

Barbara said...

Thinking of you and sending restful vibes your way.

xxx

AnnaMarie said...

I'm sorry you had problems that sent you to the hospital but it's also such a relief that you are hospitalized and being carefully monitored!

Much love and hopeful wishes for you and your family

Gal aka SuperMommy said...

I love your doctor too. I love caution on abundance. I love that you are being cared for, being taken seriously, being monitored - you and Sunflower. Keep trusting in the journey, and keep listening to that strong heartbeat that is being closely watched over and held. Much love Sarah.

Mrs. Spit said...

I'm really sorry your stuck in the hospital, but I'm so glad they are watching you so closely!

Wishing you a few more days of baking.

Mo and Will said...

With you. Thinking of you. Hoping for you.

Mo

erica said...

So glad for Sunflower's galloping heartbeat and also that you're being watched like a hawk. Hoping for you and sending love.

Tash said...

At the risk of you bitch slapping me virtually (from across town), may I say that I'm a wee tiny bit relieved that you're there, you're hooked up to everything, and there's no fucking way they're letting you go this time.

Thinking of you (and crap, was just down there and could've brought you some goodies, please email if you need anything!), and also reading along.

niobe said...

Thinking of you. Please, please keep us updated.

k@lakly said...

So glad they are watching you and little Sunflower. Know you are in my thoughts and that I am sending you healthy baby and baby mama vibes.
Keep us posted.
xxoo

Funsize said...

I'm so glad they're taking a different route this time. Hopefully this will end with a happy outcome.

xo

Tracey said...

Sending much love and peace your way...you are in our thoughts.
xoxox

elizabeth said...

Thinking of you - glad they are monitoring you closely - hang in there!

Dani819 said...

Every day you're there and monitored is one day closer to bringing SoFlo home safe and sound. Here for you- and there or you in an instant if you need anything.

Mary said...

Thinking of you. If you're at Pennsy and want some company, shoot me an email.

Tina said...

Hoping & praying for the best for you and the little one!! xx

Beth said...

hoping and praying too!

Rikki said...

I have just found your blog through carlys blog. I hope everything goes well for you and sunflower. I am glad that you are in good hands.
stay strong
xxx

CLC said...

Glad they are taking good care of you! Stay there as long as you can!

Lea said...

so glad the doctors are erring on the side of caution. Sending you lots of love and strength for the weeks to come.

Michele said...

while I hate hearing about hospital bedrest, I am so happy that you are being monitored so well. Hopefully you can get a few more weeks with Sunflower. Praying. Hoping.