It doesn't really look like much. I have such a clear image in my mind of her gulping down fluid immediately following the injection. They had the ultrasound on during the procedure so they could make sure they weren't injecting into her so we got to watch the fluid fill in around her. It was really wonderful. We saw her swallow and then almost immediately I felt her start to move around.
Our happiness was short lived though. Not more than 15 minutes after this a nurse came into take my BP and noticed that it was very, very high. (sorry - I was so overjoyed and consumed with the thought that our baby was going to live that I paid very little attention to the nurse so I have no clue how high it actually was...) So we went to L&D still on cloud nine - just thinking they needed to run some other test. The nurse in L&D immediately put in an IV and we realized all was not well. They gave me a mega dose of Labetelol and started Magnesium.
Then the Dr. came in and said everything that had been going wrong during this pregnancy was caused by PE. They just hadn't realized it until now. It wasn't until the next day when they told me they were going to induce labor that it really hit me. Really - it was even later than that. When they told us they were going to induce me we both just assumed that Ellie would be a micro preemie. We both still believed that she would pull through. All of my Dr's already knew she wouldn't. Slowly they all began a campaign to open our eyes to this reality. I should have realized something when they came in the first night an took off the fetal monitor, but I was oblivious. It wasn't until the next day that reality came crashing down on us.