Stuck In The Hospital Till Tessa Arrives

27 Aug



My view for the next week. Or whenever. I don’t know.

I went in for my routine ultrasound, and then was told, “We’re admitting you to the hospital till your daughter is born.”

I’m not even going to begin to try to explain what the heck is going on. Mostly because I don’t really know much myself.

Tessa’s amniotic fluid is very low. She appears to be slightly anemic. Being isoimmunized, my blood is trying to attack Tessa as an intruder.

So they stuck me in a room, attached a bazillion cords to me and set a CONSTANTLY BEEPING AND INSANITY INDUCING monitor RIGHT NEXT TO MY FREAKING HEAD, and started Tessa on steroids to mature her lungs and liver and all that jazz.

The plan is to induce me in 48 hours or so. The nurse says her “gut feeling” is they’ll induce me on Friday and that “that’s when they usually do these things”. So who bloody knows?

I want a bottle of champagne so frikkin’ bad.

I am woefully unprepared for my three weeks early baby, and being stuck here in the hospital is not awesome. I have dishes in the sink, laundry that needs hung, my ferns need watered, I still have a checklist of things to buy and do before Tessa is born.

Not to mention my CATS. They are all home alone, and lonely. I mean, the husband is going to check on them right now. But if I’m here till Friday? They’re going to go stir crazy. Or feel abandoned. I’m stressing out so hard. (Not too worried about the dog, he’s happy all the time. It’s the cats that need appeased.)

I didn’t even get to start my hospital bag or finalize my birth plan.. and here I am stuck in the frikkin hospital.

As long as Tessa is safe I am happy. But dang. I’m trapped. I’m having the primal urge to gnaw off a limb and escape or something.

Maybe I’ll finally get to catch up on my blog posts, since I have been internet deprived all month? Maybe. Yeah. I’ll do that. Maybe,


9 Responses to “Stuck In The Hospital Till Tessa Arrives”

  1. Me August 27, 2013 at 9:19 pm #

    Oh sweety! Let the things at home go. Put it all in God’s hands. Relax as best as you can. Think “open” as they induce you. Search YouTube for Ina May Gaskin and Penny Simkin videos, great things to help soothe and relax you in labor (especially needed if they go the pictocin route). I pray it all goes well for you and Tessa on Friday.

  2. lynnc2010 August 27, 2013 at 9:25 pm #

    Try not to stress about the things at home, they’ll still be there when you get there πŸ˜‰ Best of luck to you and baby Tessa!

  3. Sarah Wright August 27, 2013 at 9:35 pm #

    Try and relax knowing that the doctors caught it in time and are keeping an eye on you and Tessa. Everything else will manage. It may not be ideal, or according to plan but cats, ferns and housework are very understanding when you put YOU and that precious Baby first. Try and relax as much as possible. Prayers to you, hubby and baby .

  4. oc15 August 27, 2013 at 10:09 pm #

    what a treat! i’d love to sit back and get pampered πŸ˜‰ it sounds like they are taking very good care you and your baby girl. not the ideal situation but a pretty good way of starting off parenthood – you never know what will happen next!
    enjoy this time with your hubby. your love is your bond and your bond is your strength and that little girl will feel it from the very beginning πŸ™‚
    good luck!

  5. hairballexpress August 27, 2013 at 10:19 pm #

    I’m sorry to hear that you’re having troubles with the baby human. But I know even though this being in the hospital is hard on you, it is best fur you and the baby human right now.

    The best thing you can do for the little one and yourself islet your husband worry about all that other stuff and get as much rest as you can.

    My humans went to Oklahoma fur two weeks last fall and I was really mad at them….until they got home. Then I was so excited!

    Don’t worry about your kats…they are smart. They know you haven’t abandoned them, and they’ll be okay till you get home (then they’ll make you pay,-but they’ll be okay)!

    But dogs are,…well, DOGS.


  6. storytimewithbuffy August 28, 2013 at 6:08 am #

    Wowser, what an adventure! Say hello to baby Tessa for me! πŸ™‚

  7. Kate August 28, 2013 at 1:31 pm #

    So sorry to hear that all of this is happening! Prayers being sent for a healthy baby and mommy!

  8. sarcasticallywitty August 29, 2013 at 4:22 pm #

    I hope everything turns out fine. The most important thing is that Tessa and you are healthy and that you have a good delivery of a healthy baby girl.

  9. jayerows August 30, 2013 at 11:19 pm #

    I hope everything worked out well for you! I can sympathize with the surprise hospital admission! Good luck.

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