Sunday, October 11, 2009

 Er... I mean yep...or...nope.. or somthin...

*Second update* It appears that K just has a virus. His CT scan came back showing normal sized ventricles in his brain - praise the Lord! There is still some concern though because he is really not acting like himself at all, plus he has a high heart rate, blood pressure and white cell count. He is obviously not feeling well, but we are very relieved that it doesn't seem to be the shunt. As for me: still at the hospital, contractions are pretty consistent at 5 minutes now - still not accomplishing anything. I am beginning to suspect that I may end up back at home for a few days before we meet Malachi. Thank you so much for your prayers!! *UPDATED TO ADD* please pray for Dave and K as they head to a hospital about an hour and a half from the one I am at. K has been showing some signs of shunt malfunction. This could be the flu or something else, but with K, we always just get the shunt checked out no matter what. It's not easy for Dave, he feels rather torn right now. My contractions started back up - three minutes apart - but I am still stuck at 6. Trying to just trust. I know that all of this is no surprise to God and he holds it all in his hands... original post: I don't know how this will all end up - but I'm hoping with a baby and I'm hoping sooner rather than later... I started having much more intense contractions and came in to the hospital around 11:30 last night (Saturday). I was 5 cm dilated. Things progressed nicely for about 4 hours - I got to 6 (could be stretched to a 7) and then every thing stopped. Since I am only 37 weeks The doctor on call would not intervene in any way (I asked him to break my water...). None of us were real comfortable with me going home either - so here I sit. I have been here for 13 hours. I am now having alot of back labor and still stuck at a 6. It seems that the baby is in the wrong position (He is still head down, but he is facing up and pushing up against the back) therefore causing alot of contractions in my back and little to no progress. I haven't slept in ...I'm not sure how long, but a very long time. :) I am going to try to take a nap in a minute. Needless to say - this is frustrating for me. I would so appreciate your prayers. I have to decide tonight, if nothing is happening, whether I want to go home or not. They are leaving that up to me. We are about 25-30 minutes from the hospital, so we are a bit uncomfortable to have me leave the hospital dilated to almost 7 cm. At the same time, if labor is really stopped completely, hanging out at the hospital for an indefinite amount of time doesn't appeal to me. I'm so very thankful for my dear husband (Who is also very tired right now!) and wonderful friend Jasmine for their support through out the night and morning. Also for my mother in law for staying with the boys. Dave is headed home now and we are hoping I will get some much needed rest. Thanks friends. I'll update when I can.

15 comments:

Jackie @ Our Moments Our Memories said...

Oh, girl! What a night, huh? Praying that you will be able to get some sleep and that SOMETHING will start to happen. Hang in there, love you!

Katarina said...

Praying for you my friend. Praying that labour will start (intensly and quickly) on its own adn that you will not have to decide about going home.
My God hold you in his arms as you wait to welcome your little boy.

Amy@My Front Porch said...

Praying for you, K, Dave and the rest of your family!

Katie@The Baby Factory said...

Praying for you all! Thank you for the update!

LouAnn said...

I am praying for God's peace and comfort for all of you. I pray for God to give Dave the rest he needs and the clarity of decisions if any that need to be made. We love all of you. Hang in there.

Hilary said...

Oh my goodness, how frustrating :( I am so sorry! I pray things progress for you SOON so you will not have to go home.
It took 26 hrs for my baby girl to come, but I was progressing....slowly..but progressing. So, I feel your frustration as much as I can! I will keep you in my prayers and that no matter when baby boy decides to arrive that he will be healthy!
Hang in there...

BaronessBlack said...

Praying for you, Honey!
This is what got me through my labours:

The Lord did not say “You shall not be troubled, you shall not have bitter labour, you shall have no comfort”, but he said “You shall not be overcome”.
[Julian of Norwich, A Revelation of Divine Love, Chapter 68]

Katie@The Baby Factory said...

Glad for good news! I am praying Malachi comes when he's good and ready...either now or wait...and that that would be so clear for you all.
And praying for K.

Jenn @ A Country Girl's Ramblings said...

Wendi, I am sending up prayers for you, baby Malachi, Dave and K. You are in my heart and thoughts tonight.

kt mac said...

oh wow.. so much happening in your world right now huh!
So thankful for the internet and your little updates so I too can join in prayer for you guys.
Glad to hear it is just a virus for K, even though that is no fun. And praying for you all and baby Malachai.

hugs and kisses from Oz
xx

Barbie said...

Praying for all of you!

Rachel said...

Rachel called earlier to let me know and I have been thinking of you and praying for you and K all afternoon! I will keep on praying until I hear the wonderful news that baby Malachi is here! Praying you are able to get some rest in the meantime... :)

Melody said...

Praying that sweet little babe will be in your arms soon!

Sarah said...

...life is full of "everyday miracles." Thanks for sharing!!!!!
Will pray!

Lindsay said...

Praying for all of you ... good thing God has all of this already planned out and the path prepared!

Sending you love from Oregon ~