*sorry no picture it was a crazy week
Gender: Girl! Harlow Robin
Baby Size: Over 5lbs, more than 18" long
Weight Gain/Loss: gained 23 lbs
Fit Mama: Resting
Symptoms: Back pain comes in waves, and contractions are a few an hour, but close enough to be in active labor..
Cravings: Ice Water! So thirsty all the time!
Clothes: All maternity...I'm over winter ready to wear shorts and dresses (SERIOUSLY)
**i called the doctor on Thursday because my back was hurting pretty bad and the night before I hadn't slept at all. I just wanted to know if there was something we could do to help me sleep. So they told me to go ahead and come in just to check on things...so at 1:00 we went in and they checked me to see if the pain was related to labor. We were hoping it was just back spasms. He told us that I was dilated to 3 and 80% effaced! They also kept telling me how soft my cervix was...(yes we already know that) This was the 1st time I have felt fear during the pregnancy, and the thought of her in preemie clothes and in the NICU made me get a little emotional for a minute! ..So he sent us down to the ER to be put on a monitor and to get some fluids and a mild seditive to help me sleep, and hopefully slow things down a little bit! They kept reassuring us that Harlow would be ok, but it would be best if she had a week or two more to finish developing! So after the let me sleep for about an hour they asked us how close we lived to the hospital...and then they said that the contractions were mild enough and far enough apart that we could go home. They told me to take it easy and drink lots of water! Soo that is what we are doing. We are thankful for every hour that she stays in there! My prayer is to make it to Valentine's day!
Our bags are packed and all is ready just in case she decides to come earlier!