spending Labor Day in the Labor & Delivery ward (...but don't panic)


the irony.

But not to worry, all is well and the bun is still in the oven. I'd been feeling a little discomfort that was similar to the pain I felt around this same time with Jolie. Not wanting to take any chances, I headed over to ER to get checked out and was then taken to "Labor & Delivery". I did have a small meltdown while I was registering because I had the same issues with Jolie right before she was born and this was how it all started. I saw the little baby bed and started crying, because the last time I'd seen one, the nurses were bringing my deceased daughter to me so that I could say good-bye. Luckily my husband was by my side to comfort me and kept assuring me that everything was ok, although I could tell he was putting on a brave face for me. After registration I got changed and was asked a bunch of questions. Despite Baby G moving away away from the monitor, we were able to get his heart beat. I was then hooked up to another monitor that was supposed check for contractions. Just like his sister, this little guy tried his hardest to kick the machine off my belly. The whole thing was a flashback from last summer. After a few tests and some time on the monitor, it was determined that I'm dehydrated and have yet another infection. (sigh). After some more time on the monitor to make sure I wasn't contracting, I was given antibiotics and Baby G's heart rate was checked one more time. Finally we were discharged after being given tons of instructions. 

I've been instructed to take it even easier, if that's possible. Lay down, feet up, a gazillion gallons of water everyday, limit stairs, try to only get up for food and bathroom breaks. So here I am in bed continuing my "Breaking Bad" Netflix marathon that I started yesterday and continued through my duration in the hospital (thank goodness for iPhone's). I live on the 3rd floor of a building with no elevator, so someone is helping me with the few things I have to leave the house for. And of course, the Husband has stocked my bedside and fridge with plenty of water so that I can stay hydrated. Kim threatened to keep calling me to make sure I'm drinking water, my best friend who is in nursing school is giving me lots of tips...basically every one is staying on my back to make sure that I get better. I love my support system...although they're a little extra sometimes, lol. 

In the end, I'm glad that I've found a hospital that it ranked very high in obgyn and maternity services and has a level 2 & 3 NICU (just in case). Unlike where I received my treatments for Jolie, they always seem to find what ever problem I'm complaining about and are able to quickly give me treatment. Clearly I'm no doctor, but I feel as though what happened yesterday contributed to why I went into labor so early with Jolie. Had they found the issue when I initially went in, maybe she would still be here. I still struggle with anger towards that hospital staff as I felt like they never listened to be and ultimately failed me. However, it was still a learning experience and now I know what to look out for. Such is life. 

but i'm good.

...and God is good.

Take Care,
Jin

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13 comments :

Dee said...

Thank God you and the lil one are ok. My heart dropped when I saw the pic of you in the hospital bed. Sending prayers up for you. Relax as much as you can and take care of yourself and your baby boy.

Chanell Nicole said...

Girl! Thank GOD you're ok! I was worried and immediately grabbed my belly. This is a wakeup call for me because I've been struggling with my water intake. So happy you're doing well.

Take it easy!

Chanell Nicole

Ebbs said...

Sending prayers and relax, relax and relax some more. :)

JIN @ Love,Loss + Lacquer said...

Thanks for all the support ladies, Baby and I are doing great. I'm drinking lots of water and resting :)

Nikki said...

Take care of yourself and baby boy! Enjoy your time off your feet and RELAX.

Nikki said...

Glad you guys are doing okay. Stay off your feet and RELAX. You are doing an amazing job :)

Letti said...

Thank the good Lord! my heart did a back flip when i read that title. Enjoy your marathon and i would suggest when you're done with breaking bad move on to Damages.

JIN @ Love,Loss + Lacquer said...

Thanks ladies - I'm feeling much better today, I'll continue to take it easy

Ro said...

Happy that your ok...and as if it needs to be said....DO NOTHING...cook that baby.
You know your body and no one can take better care of you than YOU..
oh and while your reading this DRANK SOME WATER :-)

Mrs. EnJ said...

Whew. Just now getting around to your post for the week. I was really worried and anxious reading this but I loved your ending and agree with all the comments above; take it easy and relax. Glad your doing okay! Sending love from NY! <3

kimvan said...

ok dear take care of yourself and the little man- keeping u in my prayers

Toya said...

My goodness I am so glad all is well with you and the baby and for good attentive doctors. I can only imagine how fearful this is but I am glad you are approaching this with your faith and support. I will continue to pray for you and your family.

Eve said...

Wow! I'm so late. You are pregnant! Big Congratulations!

I haven't visited in a while, and I'm sorry. I'm so happy to read that you are going to have a baby. Please take care and enjoy the ride. x Eve

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