To the hospital we went...

What a day! Last night I had tremendous back pain and got an hour of sleep from about 4-5 a.m. and another hour from about 6-7 a.m. I honestly was completely beside myself. I was SO exhausted from a week of not getting very much sleep and yet wanted to sleep so badly, but couldn't due to the pain... I just didn't know what to do!

Finally, this morning I called my OB. He wanted me to come in, just to make sure everything was okay (even though I didn't think I was in labor). We got in around 10, got put on all of the monitors, and waited until about noon for him to get there. Meanwhile my back was getting worse and I was having many contractions (although the contractions were my least concern). The doctor decided that he didn't want me going into labor this early, so he gave me a shot to stop the contractions and Tylenol with Codeine for my pain.

We thought we'd be going home shortly after that... needless to say, that was not the plan. The baby's heart rate was very high despite the numerous attempts we made at lowering it. I sent Rob back to my in laws (where Madisyn was) while I continued to wait it out. To make a long story short, we finally left around 6:00 after the baby's hear rate went down, with prescription in hand for more Tylenol with Codeine so that hopefully I will be able to get some relief and shut eye. They offered me a shot of Vicodin, but then I would have needed to be monitored for a couple of extra hours, and I was very ready to leave! Work this coming week is still up in the air, as I'm really not supposed to drive when I take the Tylenol and it hasn't been completely taking care of the pain.

I just can't believe how different two pregnancies can be! Madisyn's was truly a breeze, and this one seems to be getting more and more difficult, uncomfortable, and painful! Thank goodness for family that is so supportive, loving, and caring! I don't know what we'd do without them!


Mindy Tuesday, March 06, 2007 11:47:00 AM  

Oh Tiece - I'm sorry you're having a rough time during these last few weeks! At least you can take something for the pain, and hold off the birth for a little longer. Soon you will be holding your new little baby, and of course it's all worth it! Stay strong and get lots of rest!

Josh and Kate plus 1 Tuesday, March 06, 2007 5:51:00 PM  

Oh no! We will be praying for you! I'm so sorry to hear it's been rough. Keep us updated!
Love ~Kate

meredithcb Friday, March 09, 2007 4:44:00 PM  

Tiece! I'm so glad you are okay! Sorry you are having such a difficult time! I'm thinking about you!!! You are amazing!!!!!

(photograph by Tina Vink, link on picture as well as below)
We are a busy family of five! I enjoy time with my husband and kids, running, being outdoors, shopping for deals, and cuddling. My wonderful husband keeps busy playing with the kiddos, hunting, fishing, exercising and working on projects around the house. Madisyn is six, in 1st grade, loves being outdoors and isn't one bit afraid of bugs or worms! Landon is four, a spitting image of Daddy, and is the sweetest, naughtiest and funniest little boy, all in one! Tinley was born February 24, 2012 and has already blessed us beyond belief! Here's a glimpse into our crazy and wonderful lives... hope you enjoy!

Tiece of Cake

I've finally decided to make a blog (Tiece of cake) dedicated to cakes... as to not consume the family blog.

(photograph by Mindy Leigh Photography, link on picture as well as below)

Madisyn Grace

Madisyn Grace
"Baby" & "M" (photograph by Melissa @ M Design and Photography, link on picture as well as below)

Landon Adrian

Landon Adrian
"LD" & "Bubba" (photograph by Melissa @ M Design and Photography, link on picture as well as below)