Friday, June 19, 2009

Broken Water

At 6:30 pm, Brooke's water broke. She is only 24 weeks and three days, so it's not ideal. We rushed to the hospital, and after lots of testing and waiting, they determined that she isn't going into labor just yet. However, the babies are coming sooner rather than later. Whether that means tomorrow or next week or next month, we don't know. But they're coming.

The doctors gave her a drug to stop the contractions and steroids to help the babies lungs grow faster. She's at St. Peter's Hospital again and she'll be there until after the babies come.

Baby A, our son, is the baby whose sack ruptured. The doctor did two ultrasounds and seems confident that Brooke will be able to produce enough fluids to keep him healthy for a while longer yet. Baby A is the lowest, up against Brooke's cervix, and she comments all the time about how she feels him "cervix dancing." Our son is a little trouble-maker already.

If they have to come soon, they can survive. But there will be many complications-- too many for me to worry about and still be expected to sleep. So we need to just hope that Brooke's body can hold out for a while longer, another few weeks yet. It's possible. The doctor said 50% of all women deliver within a week after their water breaking. We just need to hope that Brooke falls into the other half that holds out longer.

And to anyone who was planning on coming to Brooke's shower on Saturday, that is obviously being canceled. It probably wouldn't be too logical to have it while Brooke is in the hospital and everything is so up in the air. Thank you to all of you who were planning on coming-- we hope to see you all after the three healthy babies are born.

68 comments:

Cate said...

Ohh my gosh... I really hope the babies can stay in a while longer! I'll be thinking about you guys!

The Home Cook said...

I got Brooke's text last night...I'm praying really hard for you guys and the babies.

Amanda said...

We're praying for you all!

veggiechick120 said...

tons of vibes for her, you, and the babies!

Pam said...

hang in there brook, we're all pulling for you! (and tell your son he's grounded!)

nora said...

thinking of/praying for you guys!!! i hope they keep those babies in a good bit more!

pamelanmatt said...

I am sending you all tons of prayers. Keep cooking babies.

Lauren said...

You hang in there, babies! We can't wait to meet you, but not yet. Stay inside your mommy - she's been so good to you so far! We'll see you soon, but not too soon. BE GOOD! xoxo

K said...

You're all in our thoughts - I hope they can keep those little ones in as long as possible. Hugs to your whole family.

Busted said...

P.S. - That last comment ("K") was me, sorry, I was logged in from my other account.

We have Angel Wings said...

Hang in there little ones. It's not time for you to make your debut into the world.

Sending thoughts and good vibes your way. Please let us know if we can do anything.

Tarah
(Tarahville)

Melissa said...

you are ALL in my thoughts and prayers. thank you for the update.

Charlie said...

We're praying for you all. Hang in there, babies!

Michelle said...

Hold on, babies!! All of you are in my thoughts and prayers

Michelle
(shelley-bean)

Jen said...

Brooke, I'm been following your story online. Please know that you and your three angels are in my prayers. Sending good thoughts your way.

BMK said...

Continued prayers for you both and the babies!

smellslikehome said...

praying for you and the babies Brooke!!

Anonymous said...

Praying for you and the babies!
jbsugar

Valerie said...

I'm praying for you and the babies.
~Val
gymrat (the Bump)

CBL said...

You're all in my prayers, Brooke. Hang on little babies!

Mandie said...

Brooke,

You and your babies will be in my thoughts. You are strong and can do this! I'll be sending lots of good vibes your way to keep those babies cooking a little longer!

Mandie

Lani said...

I'll be thinking of you and your family, Brooke. You did a great thing by getting them to 24+ weeks and, and I'm praying that you'll be able to go even longer!

Cara said...

You are all in my thoughts and prayers and I am hoping for the best.

NewsPhotoGirl said...

I'm keeping you and your little ones in my prayers.

Denvergrl

Joelen said...

Sending lots of vibes, thoughts and prayers to you all! Thank you for the update!

Linds said...

Sending lots of positive vibes and hugs your way. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Keep cooking little ones!

Anonymous said...

Hey Brooke!! We are praying for you and your babies!! Just try to relax and be positive. It does wonders while you are in the hospital!! Everything is going to be okay and the babies are fat and healthy!! :) Please let me know if there is anything that you need!!

Crystal & Brian

citygirlcooks said...

Thinking good thoughts for you, your husband, and the babies!

Anonymous said...

Brooke, you and your family are my thoughts and prayers! Please babies, keep cookin' a while longer for mommy and daddy.

Andrea (edasmommy0709 from private board)

True Companions Plus One? said...

Oh wow, I'll be thinking of all of you. Hopefully your little ones will be staying around even longer.

Jessarella said...

Hang in there Brooke! We are praying for you and your 3 babies.
_Jessarella_

Anonymous said...

You and your babies will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Cathy said...

Praying for you and your babies!

Jenny (TTGP) said...

I'm thinking and praying for all 5 of you. Stay strong Brooke! There are a lot of people praying for your babies right now!

♥Tabitha said...

I will be praying so hard for you and your family!

Anonymous said...

Tons of prayers and good thoughts your way!!!

Ava said...

My thoughts are with you all. I hope that the babies stick in there and finish cooking.

Jennifer said...

Sending prayers your way. And for what it is worth, my water broke around baby a when I was 21 weeks, after my rescue cerclage. I stayed in the hospital drinking gatorade around the clock for almost 4 weeks, was sent home on bedrest and made it to 36w4d. Miracles DO happen, and I will be praying for one.

elly said...

Sending so many good thoughts your way!

Heather said...

Praying for you and your babies.

HeatherD nestie

Tiffany said...

Hold on little ones, it is not time yet. Praying for you and your babies.

theworms said...

Praying for you and your little ones.

Rebecca & Jeremy said...

You, Brooke and those babies are in my thoughts and prayers.

Suzan said...

Brooke and Joe,

We will keep you in our thoughts today. I will let my husband know about this.

We were in your same position 4 years ago. Baby A broke her water at 23+ weeks. We were given a grim outcome but we got the shots and held on until 24w3d. We gave birth to three amazing fighters. To this day we have no clue why they did so well. They are our true miracles. They are healthy active toddlers with no medical issues or developmental delays from their severe prematurity.

If you would like to contact us if necessary, please feel free to do so. We like to help whenever we can since 24weekers are a rare thing. I am also on Triplet Connection as Suzan33.

Suzan
suzyandtim@cox.net

Kim said...

Praying extra hard for you and your babies!

Anonymous said...

You and the babies are in my thoughts and prayers.

wifeplzak said...

stay babies stay!

Amy said...

Many thoughts coming to your and your babies!!

Tiff said...

I am praying for you and the babies.

Ariella said...

Hang in there Brooke! I will be saying lots of prayers for you and your babies. I hope they can hang in there another month or two.

Sara said...

We're thinking of you and hoping those little ones stay put! You've done such amazing things for your children already - hang in there, mama.

Liz said...

Please let Brooke know that she's in my thoughts and I hope that the babies stay inside and keep growing stronger everyday before they arrive.

I'm hoping for the best for you, Brooke, and the 3 little ones!

Anonymous said...

Brooke, you've had such a hard pregnancy -- it has to get better from here! I'm thinking of all five of you, and willing those babes to stay inside a good while longer. We're not ready to meet them yet!

Nsgriff (the bump)/Mozzer (private)

Meredith said...

Hang in there... will be thinking of you and your precious babies!!

Marcie said...

I will be saying lots of prayers your beautiful babies. You can do this. Take Care.-MarcieC from the bump

Anonymous said...

Hang in there - you are doing an amazing job. Think positive and good thoughts. Those little angels are definitely getting vibes from us... I love you guys. Hang in...

Brooke you will fall into the good category - you are going to hold out. Believe this and nothing else.

All My Love Always, Auntie :) xoxoxo
Hang in Babies - Christmas Eve is so planned for you...

k-mart said...

Oh gosh, sending you guys good thoughts. I hope the babies stay inside for as long as possible.

You will all be in my prayers.

Julie said...

you are all in my prayers. stay strong.

Valerie said...

I'm hoping for the best for you and your babies!
Valerie
(vkbaby09 from the bump/private)

Doug H. said...

You guys are in our thoughts and prayers.

Please don't hesitate to call if you need anything. Tina and I are here to help in anyway we can. Even if you just want more dip, that can be supplied.

Love,
Doug and Tina

OMG Triplets said...

Thinking of you. Easier said than done, but think good thoughts. You're doing great!!! Will say a little prayer for you and your babies. Grow babies, grow : ) Stay inside a little longer!!!!

Laura said...

Sending you guys lots and lots of positive baby baking vibes. I know if NBJenni can do it you can too. Even just one more day is a wonderful amazing thing so stay calm, breathe deep, and ride the waves. You can do this!

Laura
(This is LSTaylor73)

Tara said...

Sending stay in and cook babies vibes your way.

Melissa said...

I'm so sorry to hear this....but I'm keeping you and the babies in my thoughts. I hope they can continue to grow & get stronger.

Jenn said...

I know you and the babies can keep hanging in there! I've been following you since I found out on the nest, and I do pray for you daily. Many prayers continue to come your way!

nestie Jennmackey

Sue said...

You are in my thoughts and prayers. Keep those babies in the oven a little longer - this will be your best dish yet!

Emily said...

How scary for you all! I am so sorry you are going through this. Thoughts and prayers for the entire family...

Becky said...

Each day is a victory! Take it day by day. Keep your friends on TC posted!