Yesterday was perhaps one of the most physically unpleasant days of my life. Of course, I've decided to blog about it to keep it fresh in mind for all of eternity.
The amnio was scheduled for 9:45. We woke up, got to the hospital an hour early as directed and things progressed normally. Amnio was eventless - the fluid was amber and clear. Typically,with mature lungs, it should be colorless and very cloudy. I didn't really feel like they were going to be mature going into things, so I wasn't incredibly disappointed. About a half hour after the amnio, I started contracting, which is mostly expected. Contractions quickly escalated to every 3 minutes and became very, very uncomfortable. The official fluid results came back as early transitional - but definitely not mature. We then spent the next
We came home and settled in for the night. We comforted my distressed mother, daughter, and two year old and tucked ourselves into bed. I have another three days of pregnancy before a section and tubal ligation ....and hopefully a live baby to cuddle to show for it afterwards.
The only thing I'm really struggling with is how to parent a 2 year old and a newborn. My 2 year old is very very cuddly and needy. He still needs to cuddle and "touch nursies" several times throughout the day. He is recently potty trained and sleeping through the night. Today, when laying down with him for a nap, he kept trying to touch nursies (which I have been avoiding to avoid contractions) and when I said, "No", he screamed, "THOSE ARE NOT THE NEW BABY'S" !!! I sense big big problems coming my way and don't have a clue as to how to deal with them to make this less painful for him. There's a reason that my first 2 kids were 13 years apart - I swear.
Any and all advice accepted and appreciated :)