I very much hate to be the one to start this thread but on Tuesday, after my repeat fetal echo, I have been admitted to the hospital indefinitely/until delivery. My fluid levels have gone up substantially (AFI in the 50s, normal range is less than 25). The high fluid, which is still unexplained, coupled with I had told my MFM to check me because of all my irregular contractions and back labor over Thanksgiving. Well, lo and behold I'm dilated to 3cm and 80% effaced. She could feel baby moving through my thin cervix. I know I've lost bits of mucus plug last week.
Some of you may know from my updates in PGAL/week 1 that I had put myself on limited mobility at home after the holiday. I was basically limiting myself to my house and the couch, only leaving to pick up DD1 from school. However, if/when my water breaks, the pressure release could be forceful enough to release my placenta, and baby is head down now, but with my "Olympic sized baby swimming pool" baby could present anything first if Niagara Falls starts flowing. The scariest incident is the cord prolapsing. If that happens, you have mere minutes to save the baby. (With my loss history, this is all too close to home). Minutes make a difference. My blood work and BP have showed a few symptoms of pre-eclampsia. I also have a touch of hypothyroidism.
Also, my local hospital that I was hoping to deliver at that was only 10 minutes from my house does not have a Nicu. I'm here at the bigger hospital 30 min away from home that has one. Tomorrow I'll be 29 weeks (I know I'm further along than most of you, but by the time my EDD was moved to Feb. 22, I was already comfortably familiar with all of you on this board and didn't want to move.) Hope it's okay if I stick around with you. We are hoping to make it as far along as I can. They didn't want me walking around at home with thus much fluid, being that much dilated. So I'm here for the long haul.
Poor DH is scrambling with the family we have in town to babysit DD2, picking up DD1 and also coming to see me some. I'm probably going to be here through the holidays. Every week baby stays in the womb is obviously ideal unless the pre-eclampsia goes crazy. I have twice daily NSTs, and lots of BP checks. I think that's it. I guess this is my new home. Feel free to chat with me, give me your stories if you went through anything similar in a previous pregnancy. I hope I'm the only one that needs to be on this thread. Sitting here with not a lot to do and watching the snowfall outside missing my babies at home terribly.