Arrived 3 weeks early, on Valentine’s Day:
The most amazing present. Ever.
This one post has taken me over a month to write.
Things keep happening, and I haven’t been able to sit in front of a computer long enough to blog.
For instance, in the past month I have been hospitalized three times.
The first time, I spent the last hours of 2011 in the Labor & Delivery unit at the local hospital, being treated for more preterm labor.
Preterm labor that was triggered by another freaking kidney stone.
Since then, I have passed two more kidney stones.
Unfortunately, my medical issues didn’t end there.
A few weeks later, I ended up back at the hospital for a three night stay with a stomach virus that left me and the baby dangerously dehydrated.
While I was being treated, my blood tests started coming back strange and the doctor began to suspect that I might have a blood clot.
He ordered a CT scan and, thankfully, the results came back normal.
Then just last Tuesday, I was back in for more preterm labor.
And now I’m far enough that the doctors won’t stop it, but I’m not yet at term, so they won’t help it along either.
So I’m stuck in early latent labor limbo: contracting, effacing, dilating and feeling totally miserable.
At least this means I’ll probably have another lightening-fast active labor.
If that isn’t enough insanity, there has also been a bunch of stuff going on with the kids. Daegan just celebrated his first birthday and Bronx finally has a preliminary diagnosis. (More about that in an upcoming post.)
Needless to say, it’s been busy around here.
And that’s something that isn’t about to change anytime soon.
Especially since we are probably only a few days away now from having another baby in the house.