Monday, May 16, 2011

Hospital ... again

I'm at the hospital ... yet again.

Big sigh.

Contractions.

I woke up this morning just not feeling great but couldn't pin-point what it was throughout the day. It was after I took a nap and woke up that I became pretty sure this "pressure" I kept telling JB about was actually contractions. Saw my NP, and we decided I should head to Achibadem (the hospital in Adana I had the appendicitis at.)

That was four hours ago. The good news is, our little girl looks great. She is moving like crazy. I am indeed having fairly consistent (but not incredibly intense) contractions. My cervix looks long. I am not dilated. I do have some elevated blood levels indicating that there is perhaps an infection at work within me that may have spurred these contractions on. Either way, they gave me medications to stop the contractions. They are improving things, but the contractions have not completely stopped. They also gave me steroids in case the baby arrived early.

All appears good. I will probably be here until at least mid-day tomorrow. Our little girl is weighing in at 3.5 pounds. There is a NICU doctor on-call who is aware of my contractions. Thirty weeks is not ideal but usually sees good results. We, of course, aren't thinking that that is going to happen. It appears she has no plans to make an appearance anytime soon.

Will keep everyone updated. For now, please just pray that Abigail Grace stays put and continues growing and being healthy. (And yes -- I just announced the name!)

23 comments:

Jordan said...

Praying for you and Abigail Grace! Love, love, love the name. So sweet!!!

denise said...

I'm praying!!! Love the name. Abigail you stay put and listen to your Momma!
BTW, I had that happen at 29 weeks. Once they found the infection (a UTI) and the meeds in me, it made the contractions leave. Even though I was on weekly DR visits at that point (since I was having multiples) and two days earlier was tested for a UTI, it came on the fast and that painful!
So glad you made it to the DR and hospital where they can keep an eye on you :)

The Woodfords said...

So thankful little Abigail has stayed put so far! Praying for you all!
Steph

Marlene said...

Prayers on the way Wendi. Love the name for your little girl!!

Becky said...

I have just lifted up a prayer for you and Abigail Grace. I will continue to pray. Please keep us posted as you can. Stay put little Abigail Grace! And I love her name!

Katie said...

Wendi-First of all, I don't think I ever told you congratulations for being pregnant in the 1st place!!! Secondly, so sorry about the contractions and pray they stop soon..and thirdly, what a BEAUTIFUL, BEAUTIFUL name!!! Blessings to all of you. :) Katie

Anonymous said...

Praying for you and Abigail Grace! What a beautiful name! I look forward to hearing "all prayers were heard and Abigail continues to stay put for the time being"! Lynda

Tina said...

Praying Abigail stays and enjoys many more weeks in Hotel Mommy!

Susan said...

Love the name and praying everything will continue to improve! Can't wait to 'hear' those sweet boys say her name!

Anonymous said...

Praying for you all and for little Abigail Grace!!! LOVE the name!!!!I can picture her already! Hope she stays put for NOW!! Love Ya, N

Joia said...

Praying for you all! Soo excited about the name announcement, I sitll remember vividly when you told us what Isaac's name would be (at Postal Point!) =)

Faith said...

Awwww love the name! I am thinking good thoughts for you and little Abigail Grace:)!

Katie said...

Stay put Abigail Grace! I had pre-term labor at 30 weeks and then my little one held out until 38 weeks - you can do it! Take it easy so she stays comfy for a while longer. Praying for you!

Alana said...

You are in our prayers!!!!!!!!!!! :)

Rachel and Hans said...

Definitely thinking about you & praying for you!

Anonymous said...

Love the Abigail name! Yeah for girl names that start with "A"! Love you too, Wen! Praying for both of the Kitsteiner ladies. (((hug)))
Mich

Anonymous said...

Love and prayers....for you and JB, the boys and Abigail Grace...tante jan

TLA said...

in my thoughts! love the name!

Debbie said...

Praying for you, Wendy. Abigail Grace is a beautiful and perfect name. Love it!

Buttercup said...

Prayers for you and baby Abigail Grace. Love the name!

Anonymous said...

(((Wendi))) Praying for you and Abigail Grace. Praying she stays put and you can carry her to term.

Bethany

Anonymous said...

I love that name.

Jenni / Jennifer Saake a.k.a. InfertilityMom said...

Excited to "meet" Abigail Grace, but want her to stay tucked away safely for another 10 weeks or close to! I started regular contractions with our princess at 25 weeks and with meds she hung out snug in the womb until 39! Our little man decided to start stirring up contractions at only 19 weeks and he still managed to make it to 36. Praying God's peace for you and His best plan for Abigail to come in His perfect timing.