Sunday, September 16, 2012

Boogie's birthday will be coming sooner than expected

Thank you so much for all of the prayers and positive thoughts you've sent us over the past two years.  We hope you don't mind if we make another request!

My water broke Wednesday morning.  I went to the hospital but the tests said it wasn't amniotic fluid.  Since I was still leaking on Thursday, I went to my OB.  While there one test came up positive for amniotic fluid, but the more reliable test did not.  It was decided that I was not leaking amniotic fluid.

Saturday night, I started having contractions (not to mention, I was still leaking) so I went back to the hospital.  This time the fluid tested positive as being amniotic fluid.  Had an ultrasound and Boogie's water is low (3.7 cm).  This brought back bad memories of Rex's many, many amniotic fluid checks.  However, the good news is that since Boogie's kidneys are healthy, he will continue to make fluid (although it will also continue to leak).  Also, good news: Boogie looks great on the fetal monitor and is measuring at 35 weeks (I'm currently 33 weeks).  His estimated weight is between 5-6 lbs.  It's a good thing we make big babies!  I have a hydrating IV, regimen of antibiotics and received one of two steroid shots (for lung development). The stressful news: The doctor informed me that when the bag is ruptured they want to deliver the baby at 34 weeks to avoid infection, so Boogie will be a preemie that will need to go to the NICU.  Praying he won't need much help and won't be there long.

Trying to stay positive, but honestly I'm a bit freaked out by all of this.  Apparently dramatic pregnancies are just how we have to do things!

Thank you so much for all of your positive thoughts and prayers.  If you would like something specific to pray for - please ask that I don't go into labor before 34 weeks and that Boogie is healthy as can be when he meets the world!  Thank you a million times!


  1. Hang in there mom & dad. Prayer... check. Everyone at LCF is wishing you the best. Let me know if you need help with organizing the walk and I can fill in. Take care & get rest.