Thursday, November 12, 2009

Fate's Cruel Sense of Humor

Never tempt Fate. She always wins and has a wicked sense of humor. Trust me, I learned first hand yesterday and today.

It all started with an innocent trip to the grocery store. I was there a loooong time. There was a language barrier problem in the line in front of me and I feel very blessed to have been able to help out a little. However, as I was leaving the grocery store, I felt a little wet in my pants. I knew every eye was on me as I exited the grocery store. I just knew it. I could feel the eyes burning into me, accusing me of zero bladder control which was not the case at all. I rushed out to my car with cheeks burning, very conscious of the cool breeze I was feeling in the nether-regions. There was no soak through, but I didn't know that, all I knew was that it was wet where it shouldn't be. I rushed home and ran straight to the bathroom to investigate.

What I found was a little weird to me. As there is already way too much information, I will skimp on the details but needless to say, I called my midwife's office. I was told it is very normal for a little bit of leakage of amniotic fluid and to not worry about it as there had been so little. However, if there was more I needed to go into L&D.

This morning I had an appointment with Christy (my midwife) who was a little annoyed with her staff when she heard what they had told me. She said if there is any sort of leaking I need to get in as soon as possible and get that baby delivered. She did some sort of test for amniotic fluid, it came back positive. So she sent me to L&D where they did another test and told me if it came back positive I would be going home with a baby.

Oh the anticipation!

I waited for an hour and a half to hear them tell me to go home. It was just a false alarm.

As I left the wonderful nurse in L&D waved and said "See you sometime next week!"

Fate. She is a cruel mistress.

15 comments:

Emmy said...

Dang!! Soon.. soon... glad it didn't leak though :)

Lara said...

Augh! Now why wouldn't they just trust your midwife's test?

Sorry. :( Fate is cruel.

Noodle said...

oh my goodness I would have been so scared and embrassed too... Glad there was no soak threw thats a blessing... Just remeber that the closer you get to your due date the more likely that little girl will be able to come home right away with you and no nicu... I hope that no more suprises happen until its time for your big surpise of a beatiful little girl comes...

Capt'n Amazing's wife said...

I seriously thought my water broke last night because there was this light pop in my "downtheres" but nothing ever came out and no more contractions today. My midwives told me that if my water breaks it isn't an emergency since my group b strep was negative. I guess everyone sees that differently!

Jac @ Wuzzle Makes Three said...

That was my least favorite part of pregnancy... the last few weeks, waiting. I got conflicting reports from my doctor and his nurse practitioner (I saw them both a few times the final weeks) and I was sure that I would end up delivering the baby on my own with no one around. LOL!

Tiffany said...

you must not even be able to stand it anymore! somebody please, get this kid out! :)

Chris and Francisca Hakes said...

Poor thing! During my 2 mos in the hospital I would have the nurses tell me what was going on in triage and your story was a frequent one. (((HUGS)))that must be frustrating but at least it means a few more days of good sleep.

Sue said...

Boy...I guess you need to just settle in for the long haul here.

;)

mub said...

Ooooobviously, I do not have the gift of foresight in my dreams *L*

Chantel said...

I'm sorry. Maybe next time will be the real thing. Oh, and if you need help with Keith please let me know. I'm just across the street!!

valentine said...

i get the wet pants thing all the time, except i don't have the pregnancy excuse.....:)

Familia Morales said...

You sprung a leak huh? I'm guessing you'll be holding that little bundle of joy in less than a week. Hang in there!

Momisodes said...

Oh! So close!!!

I'm glad to hear your midwife cleared things up and made sure you got it checked out.

Hopefully next time will be the real deal :)

warmchocmilk said...

Oh gosh! I had this sort of trouble at the end of both of my pregnancies. Yikes! Good luck! Darn too bad they sent you home though...

Mare said...

I was told to carry a pickle jar with you. If water starts to gush, just drop the pickle jar...let them figure it out!