Originally Posted by maranapanda
I've been in a location with poor internet service, so it's tricky to post. I just wanted to let you know that I am here supporting you. You and your little girl are doing such a fantastic job.
What are you doing to pass the time? Reading, watching hospital TV, visiting with family? I'm asking because I was wondering if there's anything we can do to help keep your mind occupied. Ebook recommendations, fb friend requests, interactive games, or do you like funny gifs? Maybe things are just too intense right now, and rest is your best friend. But at anytime in the coming weeks left us know if there is anything we can do for you.
Much love to you mama
Thank you. DH has been with me in the hospitals since Monday, but he will have to go to work and back home with the kids pretty soon. I have lots of books, crosswords, iPad, phone, so I am good for awhile. I have not wanted visitors as I am pretty private, but if I stay here a long time, that may change.
This is day 7 since my waters broke. Still no infection or labor. Baby still looks fine. My fluid was 14 on Monday, 12 on Wednesday, and 7 today. I don't see any fluid coming out, so maybe that is normal fluctuation or the techs say its really hard to measure such a small baby's fluid. Either way, they call normal 5-25.
I bled on Wednesday, but they could only see a tiny area of placenta detachment on the very edge, so they don't seem worried. Bleeding stopped all day Thursday, and then I had one episode early Friday morning that started when I finally laid totally flat to sleep, and stopped when I woke up and sat up. It also looks like it's getting older - the color is darker, and it has those like "strings of powder" that I see in the toilet when I have my period - not whole clots, but like it's starting to stop.
I have been on bed rest even though they don't think it matters, because it can't hurt and makes me feel like I'm doing something. My current fear, on top of losing the baby as 24 week babies only have like 40% chance, is having a c section. I will definitely have one unless I go a lot longer and the baby turns. It may very well have to be a classical incision too. I've never had any surgery and I'm pretty scared. I'm afraid I'll panic. Plus it means I can't see the baby right away, and if she dies, I would miss her few minutes of life. But it gives her the best chance, so I have to do it.