Monday, November 28, 2011
my water broke about 24 hours ago
I've been in the hospital since about 5am Sunday morning. I'm not in labor yet but getting through the first 48 hours is a big hurdle, then the first week. I'm hooked up to a monitor, iv, and some leg "braces" that squeeze my legs constantly to prevent blood clots. We will be here until we deliver, which can be no later than 34 weeks... but chances are we won't get there anyway, just taking it one day at a time. We were told every day he stays inside me is 3 days less in the NICU. We were visited by a NICU doc to be told what we're possibly looking at. That was a scary talk... hopefully everything will be fine. We're 28 weeks 6 days as of right now. If he's born soon, we're likely looking at 2 1/2 months of NICU. If he makes it to 34 we'll still have a month there... so either way, we're having a preemie and there will be a long road ahead. We're doing pretty well considering.