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

Friday, August 19, 2011

28 days

This week has sucked. Monday was my weekly cervix check with the fFN test. My fFN results were negative which is good. That means I have a 1% chance of going into labor this week. My cervix has now funneled to 1.1cm .8cm with pressure. That is not good. Dr.T says if it gets down to .5cm or dilates at all we go to hospital bed rest. In some ways I think just put me in the hospital because they would monitor me and if anything happens I am already there. I live an hour away from the hospital and that is a little concerning. But I also know that the hospital is stressful and not very restful, and it's important for me to be calm and rested. That took measurements of the baby and she is right on target for 24 weeks in fact a little big. She weighs 1lb 9oz and Dr. Google told me that is the average weight for 26 weeks gestation. So good news there if she comes early. Right now our main goal is to make it to 28 weeks. Tomorrow is 25 weeks so just 21 more days.

I'm still a little confused on my contractions but it's different than just kicks. All my stomach muscles contract, sort of like they are balling up. It doesn't hurt but it's not comfortable either. I may be having more than I think it's hard for me to discern. On Tuesday when I go back for my check I'm going to ask them about hooking me up to one of those machines to check on them.

I will try to post more pictures soon.


Sue said...

It's good you've made it this far. Hang in there - I'll be hoping for many more weeks to come on bedrest for you.

Birdie said...

Are you having Braxton Hicks contractions? I have been reading about them b/c sometimes I feel like my abdomen is also "balling up" like you said. It feels hard for a few seconds and then goes back to normal. It doesn't hurt. I haven't told my doctor, but I'm going to ask him about at my appointment next week.
You're getting closer to 28 weeks!! And so glad that the test came back that there is less than 1% chance you'll go into labor this week!!

Emily said...

I also think that those sound like braxton Hicks contractions. I have them many times per day and they first imaged them at my 15 week ultrasound. I honestly dont know the difference between those and the other sort of contrations though. I am so sorry you are living from scan to scan and that your scan wasnt so great today. That is sooo hard. I hope you have some good company and that you are eating well and staying well hydrated. Part of me wishes you could be in the hospital but I think youre right.. its so much less pleasant there. I admire you for hanging in there and doing everything you can for your little girl.