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   Friday, October 28, 2005  

Live from Labor and Delivery...it's Friday morning?

Last night Mr. W arrived home from work at about 2:30am. At 4:50am, I woke to sharp pains. At peak, the contractions were spaced about 2 to 3 minutes apart with 13 in one hour before waking Mr. W at 6:00am. By 6:30am, we checked in to Labor and Delivery to find that I was 3cm dialated and 90% effaced. They immediately put me on a magnesium sulfate IV to slow or stop the contractions. I also received the steroid shot for lung development. The second steroid shot is scheduled for tomorrow morning.

At this time, the baby is still breech. Contractions were not slowing enough so an additional medication was dispensed called Endicine. They have since slowed and here I lay in bed waiting to see what's next. Contractions no longer hurt, however, they are still very regular at about 5-7 minutes apart. My parents have started the lengthy drive from the Midwest to be with me. For all I know, the baby could be born tomorrow, in a few days or hold out until his due date.

We've met with the team from anesthesia and NICU. They are prepared for a C-section when the time comes.

Updates will come when available and I am not too groggy.

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  Comments about my post, "Live from Labor and Delivery...it's Friday morning?":
Best of luck to you and your baby!
Man, I'm so sorry this is happening to you! I just got home after fighting a bout with preterm labor at 24 weeks and have been through the whole magnesium sulphate, indomethacin nightmare... not fun.
I hope the lowercase manges to squat in your uterus a little longer... if not, best of luck with your delivery.
I''l keep you in my thoughts.
Dammit, dammit, dammit. Stay IN there, little w! It is SO much nicer inside than out.

I'm so sorry it's gone this far. I was VERY worried when I read your comment on my post this morning.

I'm glad you've got such a good team taking care of you. Hang in there - this must be very scary.

Ok, little dude, you know what you have to do.
It sounds like all the bases are covered. Let's just hope that the lowercase decides to settle in for a bit longer.
Thinking of you and hoping things calm down soon.

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