A Trip to L&D

Friday contained some pregnancy excitement. I went to Labor and Delivery (L&D) at the hospital. Long story short, I was afraid I was leaking amniotic fluid. (And no, smart mouths, I did not wet my pants :-p) My doctor’s office sent me to L&D for testing and monitoring. Everything there checked out, but when they called my doctor to let her know, she asked me to come over to the office (practically across the street) for an ultrasound and so that she could talk to me.

The ultrasound was a nice little perk, and I was (again) told that I actually have more than enough fluid for one baby. I joked that my body doesn’t know how to produce the right amount for just one. During the ultrasound the tech flipped the 3D switch to check on some things and snapped a cute picture of baby girl’s face!

So the verdict at the office? I was not leaking amniotic fluid, but rather had an infection. After a weekend on antibiotics I’m back to feeling normal. Whew! I’m not going to lie, when I was driving myself to the hospital (Nick was staying home with the monkeys) I had to fight tears off several times at the thought of having another preemie. I’m so relieved to know that everything is fine and as it should be and that it looks like I’ll still get to wait until February 3rd to have this little one!

On a totally unrelated note, say a little prayer for the boys. Chase had a 24 hour stomach flu on Saturday and Jackson woke up at 4am this morning to be sick. He’s now laying on the couch looking totally miserable. Poor kiddo!

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  • Good to hear that everything is okay with Baby Girl.

    That virus is the WORST! We had it here the last week – both boys.ReplyCancel

  • How scary, Helen! I’m glad everything is okay. Hope the boys feel better soon and that no one else gets sick.ReplyCancel

  • I’m glad it was a false alarm.ReplyCancel

  • Glad everything is okay with your baby girl. Hope your boys get to feeling better soon and that you don’t catch it.ReplyCancel

  • kdliberty

    I am glad to hear it was just an infection. Hope everyone is well soon! It is terrible to be sick at Christmas…ReplyCancel

  • Maureen

    So happy all is well….. She’s beautiful!!!!ReplyCancel

  • pop pop

    WOW, technology has changed just a bit in 30 years. Any ultrasound that I ever saw looked like Mom was going to give birth to an alien !! She is cute !ReplyCancel

  • Glad to hear everything is fine!! What a nice picture you got too. 🙂ReplyCancel