Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Still No Brayden

Here's a quick update from me, reporting from the world's most uncomfortable "bed" in L&D.
We just realized that we have Internet access so I might be able to give a few updates periodically.

Last night I checked in at 4:30 and by 5 had been given the Cervadril. Pardon my many misspellings...I'm doing my best with the medical terminology!

This morning at 5:30 my nurse came in to pull out the Cervadril and check me and....NO CHANGE. I wanted to pull my hair out.

Last night they had given me Ambien to help me sleep (all it did was make me soooo groggy) and this morning the nurses came in and started pulling on cords and pushing on my stomach and making me change positions. I was so groggy and couldn't word my questions and Chris was asleep during all of this. The next thing I knew I had an oxygen masked strapped to my face so then I was really unable to ask anything. Finally I figured out what was going on. Brayden's heartrate had dropped to 50-60bpm and wasn't coming up. The nurses eventually told us that he had been playing all night long and that they think he just got tangled up.

It's been a little over an hour since that happened and he seems to be doing well again. I was given a pill (Cyotec?! Something like that...) this morning to increase my contractions and attempt to make some progress.

My contractions are definitely way more noticeable and frequent and I am having a lot of back pain.

I am going to continue to wait for the epidural. When they end up ordering Pitocin for me I will want to be sure to get the epi but for now I can deal with the pain.

So that's the update for now...The ambien hasn't quite worn off so I hope this makes sense!


Kelly said...

Glad you updated! He's coming today!!! I hope it's an easy delivery for you - I'll be praying for you this morning!

CAMoore said...

Hey! Hang in there! He will be here today!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

AHHHHH!!!! I am praying for you guys!

The Allens said...

Bless your heart! Update as you can and hang in there - your baby is almost here!

Pam said...

Thanks for the update. Will be praying for an easy delivery for you. Can't wait to see pictures of Brayden.

MMM said...

Thinking of you! Hope you are well on your way by now. Good thoughts and prayers your way!

Mommy to those Special Ks said...

We're praying Jenna!!! I can't wait to see beautiful baby Brayden!!!

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