Weekend Update

Yesterday was a bit of a wash in terms of ac­com­plish­ment. I had some ap­pli­ances de­liv­ered ass-ear­ly in the morn­ing, which turned out to be ex­cel­lent, be­cause by 9am I was at the hos­pi­tal with Debbie. She’d been hav­ing er­rat­ic con­trac­tions all night and since she’s 32 weeks along Colleen our mid­wife had us come in for a check­up. Turns out Debbie’s cervix was 75% ef­faced, in prepa­ra­tion for la­bor. I was an ear­ly bird and it looks like the kid will be too. But not quite yet. They gave Debbie a drug that was orig­i­nal­ly used for asth­mat­ics to stop the con­trac­tions, 2L of saline and a steroid shot for the kid to help de­vel­op his lungs in case he does come ear­ly. Apparently male lungs de­vel­op slow­er than fe­males. Debbie had to go back to the hos­pi­tal for an­oth­er steroid shot to­day and she’s on 3 weeks of bed rest. Gotta keep him in there as long as pos­si­ble

We were at the hos­pi­tal for 6 hours, so I didn’t get to ac­com­plish all the things I want­ed in the morn­ing, in­clud­ing hav­ing my friend Chris come and in­stall a faucet, Punk Rock Softball, and hang­ing out with Rafeeq. Instead, it was time to clean and or­ga­nize. I was emo­tion­al­ly and phys­i­cal­ly ex­haust­ed so I crashed at 9:30 and didn’t wake up un­til 8:15.

Today I just went ahead and in­stalled the faucet my­self. It took a cou­ple of hours, but I did it well, and now the up­stairs is ready for renters.

3 thoughts on “Weekend Update

  1. Wow — what a sto­ry! Good luck to you guys. I just hit 36 weeks to­day and am to­tal­ly done with this whole preg­nant thing at this point — I’m sure you’ll un­der­stand in a few weeks if you don’t have a ba­by yet. It sounds like you are be­ing well tak­en care of by all the doc­tors and your mid­wife. To ease some wor­ry, sev­er­al women on the mes­sage board I read had their ba­bies at about 32 weeks and they were fine and did not have long stays in the neona­tal unit. Still, I know it’s got to be scary. 

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