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Dec 16, 2010 - 17 comments

Well, I had yet another bleed last night.  Not quite as bad as the others - ut red blood nonetheless.  The OB checked me cervix today to rule out that there might be a polyp or something on the outside of the cervix causing the bleeding.  There was nothing unusual there, so he feels confident that i have a small tear in my placenta that is causing the bleeding.

On the bright side, he could see that my mucous plug was still intact and even though some of the docs had said that i was 1.5cm dilated, my OB said that my cervix is still firmly closed.

So.... what does this all mean?  It means that I get to hang out here at the hospital for the next 10 days or so.  The doctor says that as long as he feels that the baby is safe inside me that we can just play it by ear.  was chatting with one of the nurses and asked if they would try to rush me out of here, and she said definitely not.  she said that the best place for the baby is inside me a this point, and that until the baby is 36 weeks, they will try to keep him there.

That's it for now... more taking it easy at the hospital... it's kindof like an all inclusive resort - minus the swimming pool and the sunshine!

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by Kara_robbie, Dec 16, 2010
Wow I feel for you! But atleast you always get breakfast in bed :)  Glad to hear you and the baby are doing ok!!

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by mhv, Dec 16, 2010
Good, they still have you taking it easy : )  I am glad your lil guy is hanging in there and baking away!  You and your baby are in my prayers.  Enjoy that hospital food!!!

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by Kricket212, Dec 16, 2010
Praying for you...........stay warm little baby only alittle bit longer.  We can't wait to see the pictures.
This will all be worth it.......... I am sure of that.

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by SunWorshiper_26, Dec 17, 2010
Hang in there!  Good luck and enjoy the room service ;)

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by trh0819, Dec 17, 2010
Enjoy your all-inclusive resort time and know we are all thinking of you and baby!

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by annaleo, Dec 17, 2010
I'm so happy baby gets to stay in there longer. Try to get plenty of rest. :)

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by seattleview, Dec 17, 2010
Sounds like you're in a nice hospital at least!  I don't think most people would describe theirs as a resort, so you're a lucky lady.  I'm continuing to send positive thoughts your way.  Hang in there, baby boy!

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by lil_lady25, Dec 17, 2010
Glad to hear they are keeping him in longer to bake a bit more. I'm sure all will turn out fine. I know it's hard while your there but try and get lots of rest.

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by TinaR10, Dec 17, 2010
I am so glad u and baby are ok stay strong and hold in there 6 more weeks to 40 and 3 more weeks to term I am praying for u

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by GiGiGiGi, Dec 18, 2010
Thank you so much, everyone for all the kind words.  I am hoping to keep this little guy in as long as possible.  I'm glad that the Dr is agreeable to just taking a "wait and see" approach.  We really do appreciate that.

Now i will just pray that things will just stay stable for 2 more weeks!

Even if he does come early - I know everything will be ok, but I just feel that the best place for him right now is exactly where he is.  As soon as my "intuition" tells me otherwise, i will be ready to have this baby.

Sending hugs to you all!

gayle

PS - I still dont mind it here!  Lets see how i feel about it in 10 days or so.

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by adgal, Dec 19, 2010
Thinking of you daily!  I'm glad they are leaving him be for now...there is no better incubator then where he is right now.  Glad your ok in the hospital to.  Are you going home for Christmas, or is DH bringing Christmas to you?  Either way, what a worthwhile reason to be there.  XOXO

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by GiGiGiGi, Dec 20, 2010
I spoke to the Ob about leaving over xmas.  He said I can go for 4 hours at a time whenever i please.  I'm leaving for 4 hours on Wednesday to go home and wrap gifts and sneak a nap in my own bed.  Then xmas eve I will be going to DH's family dinner.  Xmas I will go to my brothers for dinner with my moms side and Boxing Day will be yet another dinner at my dads.  That is if I dont have another big bleed.  If i have another red blood bleed, baby will be coming next week (NOT what i want) and if i have have a real big bleed, baby will be coming immediately by c-section.

I dont mind being here at all - other than bathroom issues.  My roommate's husband is here from dawn till dusk and it's becoming a little much.  Her bed is right beside the loo and i like a little privacy... especially since i am having some huge bathroom troubles.  

I just want 12 more days of being pregnant with this little guy.  I dont think thats asking too much!  Every day I tell my Ob how much I love it here so he doesnt decide that he needs to induce me to keep my mental health intact.  Hope he doesnt think that Ilike it so much here that i just want to stay forever.... i just want to stay till january 1.

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by annaleo, Dec 20, 2010
I hope you get to enjoy your holidays without too much drama. Hopefully you won't get another bleed and can stay until january. (((Hugs)))

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by melimeli, Dec 20, 2010
I am glad you get to go home but maybe you want to get someone to wrap the gifts for you..  it really isn't necessary for you to do it and although it doesn't seem like much it really takes you moving around a bit...  just a thought...  I hope that you keep him in there a bit longer but every day has made him stronger!

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by GiGiGiGi, Dec 20, 2010
Thanks ladies!  I agree about th gift wrapping - its hard work!  My aunt picked me up 35 gift bags in various sizes, so all i will be doing is putting the gifts in bags.  I have 2 that require actual wrapping,,, but the rest, i'm taking the easy way out!

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by melimeli, Dec 20, 2010
GREAT, glad you thought of it!!  good luck and have a nice sleep in yoru bed!!!

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by Alexis2358, Dec 22, 2010
Thats great that you get to leave for 4 hours at a time, it somehow makes it a little more bearable at christmas time.   that is awesome.    Keep that baby cooking, you are doing a great job mama!

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