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I'm a 36yr old, wife, wannabe mom, horticulturalist, halfass knitter, and sometimes runner, searching for my grace

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

15 weeks to go?

So today completes my first week of bed rest. We are 21w4days pg. Yesterday I had an appointment with Dr. T. My cervix is stable at 1.7cm, closed and firm but still funneling. Baby is great, extremely active. The sonographer said Whoo you are going to have fun when she gets bigger. She already kicks through the day and night. But that's OK, because then I know she is alive. So Dr. T says no to cerclage. He feels the risk outweighs the benefits at this time. He says the next 6-8 weeks are critical for baby. First goal is to make it 28 weeks, but hopefully we make it to 36 weeks. He said if I make it to 36 weeks he doesn't care what I do I can go back to work, we will have a party. Dr. T gave me permission to work from home 4 hours a day on computer and phone as long as I am laying down. I still waiting for my work to give me the OK on that one. Hopefully they will or I will go stir crazy and exhaust all of my leave.

I'm trying to keep a sort of schedule. Get up at 6:45 with DH, eat breakfast and play with the kitties a little. Then back in bed. Work stuff until noon and then lunch. In the afternoon, reading, trolling the Internet and a little television. Once DH comes home I shower and then eat dinner, play with kitties and watch TV or movies with DH. Go to bed at 10. Rinse Lather Repeat.

At 24 weeks we may start doing steroid shots to help baby lungs along. It's a little nerve wracking, but I'm doing everything I can. Each day that passes means a stronger possibility of viability.


Sue said...

I'm counting every week with you. Hang in there!

Birdie said...

I'm following your journey and praying for you!! Like you said, each day is one step closer to a healthy baby!!!

Kelly said...

You're right...each day that passes you get one step closer.

Hang in there!

Emily said...

We could have our babies around the same time if you deliver in 15 weeks or so.

Bed rest has to suck so bad. I did only a week during my bleed but I slept most of the time due to first trimester exhaustion and nausea.

let us know if there is anything we can do or send you to entertain you. I hope you get approved to work. If I lived near I would give you a light prenatal massage. I hope you have a comfortable bed.

Panamahat said...

Hang in there, you're doing well!