12.31.08

December Updates.
December was quite the month for the Esposito's, as it is for many. We enjoyed finishing our Christmas shopping very early, decorating our house, singing Christmas carols and spending time with family. Eric's brother & sister-in-law, along with their daughter Hope, came to Baltimore for a holiday visit mid December. We had so much fun spending time with them, and playing with Hope, who is growing up so fast! We wish they didn't live so far away (Wisconsin, the Cheese State).
Unfortunately, as their visit was ending... I took a little trip to the hospital. I had really bad pains in my stomach when I was spending the night at my mother-in-laws. Eric was working that night, so I woke up (his mom) Janice, and within 1 minute of letting her know about the pain I was in, I got sick all over her living room. Once again- sorry Janice. She immediately took me to the Baltimore Washington Medical Center (close to her house) where they gave me morphine for the pain... and THEN decided to tell us they didn't have any prenatal care at the hospital! So, thanks a lot BWMC!! I had to be transferred to GBMC, where they could check on the baby and myself much more accurately. When I got there I had sonograms and blood work done, and was hooked up to a monitor, and (along with my morphine wearing off) we realized I was having preterm labor, and my contractions were 7 minutes apart! YIKES!! Fortunately, I was hydrated with fluids and given Tributaline, which completely stopped the contractions, after just one dose. Its was a pretty painful and scary experience, but overall, everything turned out just fine. Since the adventure, I have had Braxton Hicks contractions periodically, and my doctor said that would most likely occur and is normal. They don't hurt, and are pretty short. I tell the baby I can't wait to meet him/her... but please take time to grow big and strong first!
After all that excitement... I have been taking it easy, and drinking tons of water. We celebrated our second anniversary on the twenty-third, and had a wonderful Christmas with our families. But we couldn't help but think about our Christmas next year!

1 comment:

Sharon said...

Oh my gosh! What an eventful holiday you had. I'm glad everything is okay now. My back started hurting the other day. If I sit for a long time, I have to put something behind me at the small of my back to take away some of the pressure. And now back sleeping is completely out of the question.