Sunday, January 4, 2009

Where the heck is Baby Beckham!?!

So....its a little frustrating to fend off all the, "you're still pregnant!" comments but yes this baby is going to be just like Caleb. With Caleb I pretermed bad and when I was finally off of bedrest I was dilated to a 5 and had contractions every few days and wouldn't progress. With Beckham I'm a 2 and have steady contractions all day long and about half of the day they are hard and about 2-4 minutes apart. I was at the Dr last week every other day because they want me to come in and be checked if they are 5 min or less apart. Seriously though...its kind of getting embarrassing!


I think whats the hardest is that you expect the baby to come early and then when it doesn't it gets discouraging. This is what happened with Caleb and by the time I had him I was all flustered. Ive decided to just let things go now and not worry about when hes coming and not expect him anytime soon. I have a apt on Wed and I fully expect to be there...pregnant. If he comes faster than that great {contraction} but I'm just not going to expect him.

I mean really, the longest I can still be pregnant is 2 more weeks, actually one because I think they will induce because of his size....Its just lame to have contractions all the time, hard ones too!

I think the biggest reason I worry about getting to far along is the strep issue. I have Strep but not strep B which is the one most women have, but the "weird" one as my Dr put it. Luckily this one does not {contraction} have anything to do with the baby but everything to do with me. There is a chance that during delivery it can get up into my uterus and if it does then there is a chance that I will have to have a hysterectomy. Its happened to two women at this hospital this year. The worst part about it is the Dr was honest with me and said that they really don't know how to treat it. For now they treat it like Strep B so I have to have 2 doses of Penicillin before I deliver the baby and then as a precaution he will give me 2 doses after the baby is born. In order to have 2 doses {contraction} you have to be in labor for at least 4 hours and with Davis I only labored for 4 hours. So I don't want to get to far along that I cant get the medicine in me before hes born. Which maybe its a good thing that he isn't coming on his own yet and perhaps inducing will be the best option to get me the medicine I need.

So long story short (I know WAY to late) Davis who I never had a contraction with before the Day I delivered him {contraction} will be my earliest baby at 38 weeks and its looking likely like both boys I had preterm labor and bedrest with I will have been induced.

The irony!


C, D, and S Henderson said...

Oh that is so frustrating! I know how it feels to hear the "You're still pregnant?" comments but I didn't have any preterm issues. I hope everything goes well. We'll continue to pray for you all!

Pam (Haslem) Dana said...

It is so crazy how this all worked out. I fully expected little Beckham to be here! Who would have thought Mandy would beat you guys out?!? But, like you said... all you can do is just wait. And, all that matters is that he gets here big and healthy! Can't wait to meet the little man!

Grandma Caroline said...

We all have you and Beckham in our prayers. Hope he comes when the time is right for him, I already know the time is past for you! Since I never had pre-term labor, just 40 long weeks of being prego, and waddling, I can't give you any advice except to say that once you hold him in your arms, it will all have been worth it.

Annie said...

I'm sorry you have to keep waiting with all those contractions going on! That stinks! It never quite works out the way you expect (or want) does it? I hope things move along for you soon!

Sara said...

You have been through so much! I can't wait for you to be done and holding sweet Beckham. I hope all goes well with labor and delivery... quick with no complications. Take care of yourself!