I had an ultrasound this day to check my fluid levels before they agreed to send me home. I guess the doctors and midwives met today and decided that it would be ok if I went home even though all of them were not in agreement. If the baby had above 6 cm of fluid I would to return home on bed rest! I was just hoping baby did not have a full bladder like the last time. I still had been leaking some but my last level was at 11 so I felt pretty confident even though I was so nervous. I just kept telling myself, “I should still have plenty in there!” Our baby NST (non stress test) always looked fabulous and was wiggling this day. I was just praying it was above 6! I needed my own bed, food, and just to be out of the hospital! When I went to my ultrasound I had someone who was in training so I was there for quite sometime. I told her to please try and get every pocket of fluid she could because I really needed above a 6. She told me not to worry since he looked like he had plenty. I left the ultrasound with a 8.9 fluid level and was so very happy! All the nurses were so happy for me giving me high fives on my return…it was seriously a happy day! All my praying, fingering crossing, and hoping paid off…..this mama was going home! I called Chris to tell him the news and he was so excited. The boys were even more excited and when we took our wheel chair ride down they did not want to leave my side. Trey kept asking, “your coming home Mommy right?” I assured him I was. They both were not happy that they had to be loaded first in the car while Mommy was still waiting in the wheel chair. They were both yelling at me, “hurry get in the car Mommy, get in your seat!” When they finally loaded everything and I got in the car they were both beyond happy and so was I.
My boys and I leaving the hospital…
The couch is a new resting scene where usually my boys join me:)
The boys love their fishy game!
This was an oxymoron day. The night before was a memberable scary adventure.. Porter was yelling for help in the wee hours of the night so I rushed in there and he was covered in blood! Eeek! I freaked out and woke Chris up. It turned out just to be a really bad bloody nose, thank goodness. I was so thankful since we had seen enough of the ER lately..lol! Both of us did not get much sleep at all and were super tired the next day. I had a Chiropractic appointment which my body was very happy to receive. I also was able to get a pregnancy massage by my Doula Shari. These things were both cleared by my doc and oooo baby was I one happy Mama after having them done. My body felt 1000 times better! I had my first NST done since leaving the hospital and once again our son pasted with flying colors. Today was also a great day because this was the day that Mama Cutler flew in. We were so thankful her arrival and it has been a relief of stress of us. The boys were very excited to have their Grammy here.
Making Cookies w/ Grammy
Nightly story time is always fun with Grams!
Treyson just being his happy self and laughing through all the craziness!
Porter just sleeping off all the change and stress…
Lazy Sundays…aka Daddy = Jungle Gym!
I had another doctors appointment which was very interesting! I had another NST which looked great and my fluid was checked and it went down to 7cm. This was to be expected since I am still leaking some. It is kinda fun yet frustrating to have doctors and midwives argue over your case with pProm! Can I remind you that it was in fact a DOCTOR/ OBGYN who suggested home bed rest not a midwife!! If it would have come from a midwife they would have shot it down as if there opinion would matter less. Let’s just say not all the doc’s are in agreement. Some at the at the group are not very happy about me still having this baby inside of me….others have been supportive. One doctor refused to see me and said, “I don’t even want to hear her case, she should have been induced at 34 weeks regardless!” This made me angry because I all I want to do is what is best for my baby and if being induced at 34 weeks would have been it, I would have. However that was not the case. They all kept saying at the hospital, “you are just going to wake up in labor and probably wont make it to 34 weeks.” Most women go into labor on their own within a weeks or so with ruptured membranes. Not me! It just kind of makes you feel un easy and stressed at as Mom and I know some of them still want me at the hospital. I told them that I would have stayed if it was best for me and the baby but obviously most of them felt they gave it a fair shot and my body still wants to be pregnant, thus they felt safe sending me home. I have not shown any signs of labor at all, no infection, and our little guy always passes with flying colors on his NST. I see no reason to take this baby out of my belly. The doctors keep telling me, “your baby is safer and will do better outside of the womb with pProm at 34 weeks.” I have done plenty of long research on this subject and I found nothing that supports that at all. As long as the fluid level is high I am at no risk for anything. I know they worry about viral infection but I have been cleared of that and baby or I would show signs of it if it was present. I have to take my temp every 6 hours and watch for blood or green mucus in my fluid. The midwives told me, “you a very educated Mother which we don’t see often.” I am not saying I am smarter then any of the doctors and midwives but I do know my stuff and all I ask is for them to have an open mind and to look at each case differently. Once I hit 36 weeks they told me I would no longer have to see the doctors which is my hope. If I can just make it 1 1/2 more weeks I will be happy since that is when all the craziness is over!
Time goes by much faster now that I am at home. At least I can sit and do things with my children. I have even been sitting outside since it has been so nice while they play. Jax returned to our family which the boys were happy to have him back. I am not sure how he felt though. He was excited to see us but he was missing his other girly doggy friend…LOL! I am feeling 100% better and I have somewhat packed a diaper bag so I can be ready and organized. Trust me there is still so much more that needs to be done before our son comes into the world but every little bit counts. Christian is vigorously studying for boards so we have not seen him much. We want to keep him focused so he has not help much with anything. He has been going to school and spending most of the night up at the library studying. He has been so stressed but I am pretty sure all his hard work will pay off. Oh yes and I almost forgot, I had a friend do some maternity pictures for me which I was so happy to finally get them done. We just went close by my house on the river front to do them. I did a lot of sitting instead of standing. It was not your typical do much maternity photo shoot but it worked. I can not wait to see them. WOW, everyday it gets closer that we will meet out baby boy and it just seems so surreal. Everyday counts;)
Chris studying hard for boards!
I had another appointment today and everything was still the same and looked awesome! Ive made it and beaten the odds. We always knew our little guy was a fighter despite of what all the doctors have said…we are still going strong!! It really is such a blessing. I honestly owe making it this far to my Father in Heaven. He has truly answered my heart felt prayers. I am getting nervous about labor and delivery but my positive affirmations have helped me to feel confident and secure. If my fluid levels continue to drop we are looking at an induction on the 23rd but if everything is still looking good then we are shooting for the 30th of March. It seems weird to say March when I was totally expecting an April baby. He will be our little miracle “lucky charm!” We will try natural induction first with my Doula and if that does not work then we will try a cervical cream to help things get started…then we will go to things like Pitocin, ect. It feels like it just coming so soon and though we can not wait to meet our sonshine we are just holding out as long as possible to ensure his health. This has been so very hard but I would be un grateful if I did not say that it has all worked out in our favor due to our faithfulness and trust in the Lord. I love my Savior, husband, and my 3 boys so much. Home bed rest and being 35 weeks could not be sweeter:)
When I update next we will either have a new little baby BOY or we will still be cooking strong:)