Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Don't Know When I'll Be Back

The OB-GYN just called and wants me to get back to the hospital off-Island. The results from the ultrasound yesterday were not good. The cervix has thinned to the point where the baby can arrive any day now. He and his colleagues were discussing a controversial procedure: putting a stitch in my cervix. The risk is that it could actually break my water. My cervix is currently at 5mm...which is really bad. It should be around 1.5 cm right now. The doc spoke with his former professor/mentor at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto about my case and I may even have to be flown there if I go into labour now.

Needless to say, they want me in hospital from here on in. I don't know when I'll be able to give you any updates, but hopefully Hubby can keep you informed via the blog, e-mail (and for some of you by phone). Hopefully next time you hear from us, Junior will still be "hanging in" there and will have not yet made his grand appearance! Honestly, I was totally NOT expecting this at all.

Love and hugs,
C and Juniorxoxo

P.S. Yes, that is an actual photo of me when I was in the hospital over the weekend...Minus the very poorly PhotoShopped sad face! Did you honestly think I'd let you see how dreadful I look on bed rest...and in a hospital gown!? ;)


t said...

Oh Chris! Sorry to hear this. If you get air lifted into Toronto let me know and I'll visit you in the hospital. Thinking of you guys. I'll be waiting on updates from Big J.

Uncivil said...

Chrissy. Hope all goes well. I saw those huge books in your lap. I hope you weren't lifting those huge volumes? Isn't that part of bed rest? Not lifting heavy stuff?
I'm gonna have to spank ya!!!!
Hope all is safe shug!

hotmommy said...

jeez chris! what a rough go your having there. junior, behave yourself! :o) like t said if you get sent to the t dot we'll come visit you. luv ya

BeachMama said...

Oh Chrissy, so glad they caught this, My Aunt had the stitch as did my Sister, and all worked out as it should. Will be keeping you in my prayers and hope to get an update from Hubby when and if he can.

Starshine said...

Oh, C!

I hope you are very well taken care of. I'll be praying for good health for you and Junior.


fancypansy said...

So sorry you are going through this Chrissy. I hope your little one stays in there at least a few weeks longer!!

mrinz said...

I will be thinking of you in the next wee while. All my love and best wishes.

And I am guessing that the sweet little number they have dressed you in is one of those gowns that do up with tapes all down the back! Ventilated gowns.

We sure leave our dignity at the door when we enter hospital and gather the remnants of it when we leave.

mrinz said...

PS - a New Zealand folk tale - if when you leave the maternity ward to go home and you are wearing your slippers instead of shoes, then you will be back there within a year.

AnnieM said...

Thinking of you C-- And hoping junior stays put for just a little while longer!!!!

Autumn's Mom said...

Hang in there friend. I'm praying for you and your family every day. Big hugs. Please stay in a little longer Junior...I know your Mama is anxious to meet ya but you need a little more baking kiddo!

caninecologne said...

My goodness, Chrissy!

Hang in there!

While being in a hospital may be a bummer for you, you're in the best and safest place to be.

Please have your hubby keep us posted...

J at said...

Oh crap, I'm praying for you honey, truly. Do you think god listens to prayers from atheists? I figure, it can't hurt. Truly, you're in my thoughts and my heart.

louann said...

Oh C. You and Junior will always be in my thoughts. Take Care.

ZJ said...

Hi Chrissy, am so sorry to hear about your condition. But don't worry, I am sure you are in good hands. I'm praying that everything goes well and that you and Junior are okay.

Veronica said...

Oh crap, I'm gonna spend all my time thinking about you now.

Here is hoping that hospital bedrest does it's trick and you keep that baby in for a nice long time. Like until Christmas.

Tell that hubby of yours to update as often as possible, even if he just writes that you are still pregnant. a 2 sentence blog post will keep me happy!

Sending you all my good thoughts.

Ellie said...

Christine, I am so sorry, but I am very glad that they will be keeping a closer eye on you and Mount Sinai would be the very best place to be. And dang it, if I was still in Ontario, I could have even come and stayed with you!!!! Lots and lots of prayers are going up for you anf Junior!

Jane - Mom Generations said...

Oh, C!! I am hoping for the very best for you and Junior. It sounds like you have a wonderful team of doctors and a good plan, though. I hope you or hubby are able to keep us updated. You will be on my mind all the time!


Cherry said...

I just have to say how wonderful and special you are to take a moment and update your blog with this message to all those out there thinking and praying for you and your family. Even when things aren't going as planned, you still think of others.

Oh, and I love that photo! I think it's pretty cute and I'm glad you are still getting shots for memories even through the hard times.

Thinking of you all the time! HUGS!

Deb said...

You are just causing all kinds of baby birthing controversy...having to fly in doctors and all. lol. just kidding. I pray that you and junior make it through this wonderfully. I hope to get updates.

p.s. i love the photo shopped sad face...but i love more that you have the twilight series laying all over you. :)

Trish said...

Chris -hugs - that is a very sad face .You are in my prayers.I hope you have a nice long stay in bed at least for a few more weeks.
Don't let the bed bugs bite...but hang in there baby bug.

Dina said...

oh my goodness i pray that everything goes alright and that baby stays in there just a few more weeks -
luv you,

Jeanna said...

Hey C., geez, I check out for a few days and look what happens. All my love and prayers for you, sweetie!

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