Today has been a low-key day.
I needed it after yesterday....
Let's just say yesterday took a turn for the crazy.
I had a scheduled midwife appointment at 1:30 and it was one that Zach was able to come to...
should have seen that as a sign.
My nurse/midwife has her clinic in the hospital where Zach works so he always tries to come, but usually can't get away from the clinic where he works.
To make a long intro short (well, shorter) the baby had a high heart rate when the midwife did the routine check....and it didn't go down.
They decided to send me to L&D(because they were not busy) to have it monitored and as we were leaving the midwife kept saying, it should go down and not to worry.
So we didn't.
But as soon as we got to L&D, things escalated...rapidly.
Seriously... as in, we wandered in, met our super-cute-and-sweet-nurse-that-we-pray-is-there-for-my-delivery (and she was calm), then out of nowhere 3 more nurses burst in (one being the classic "battle axe") and it all went wonky from there.
They looked panicked, did every sort of test, threw in an IV and had me and baby monitored for a few hours.
I remember looking at Zach and saying the line from Anchorman "well that escalated quickly".
He was calm as ever and I figured that I'd take my cue from him and do the same.
I kept saying to myself, if my medically inclined husband is not freaked, I wont be either.
The baby's heart rate was still high (normal is 120-160 and baby was rocking a 190 spiking to 200...awesome.)
Through all this, Zach was able to stay and what a blessing that was because I had Aubrey with me and poor thing would have been lost with out him there.
I have to say, she was awesome and didn't have the "what's happening to my mama" freaked out face at all. She was Chatty Cathy with all the staff and was the perfect child while there :)
In the end, the heart rate settled down again (after the IV was in for about 20 minutes) and it was determined that I was dehydrated.
I, Jennifer The Camel Klaassen, was dehydrated.
Anyone who knows me will laugh at this.
I drink MASS amounts of water everyday...
I'm addicted to water...
I get angry if I'm thirsty.
What the heck?!?
So needless to say, I'm upping my water intake... didn't know that would even be possible...
I'm just SO thankful that it didn't get any crazier.
The Lord was watching out for us and answered our prayers.... big time.
So, like I said, today was a 'take it easy' day, even though I'm feeling fine....
...and I'm slamming back the water :)