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

Thursday, August 11, 2011

3 weeks down

21 days in bed 86 more to go, but who's counting?

This week my cervix measured the same Yay! I've been having contractions Boo! But only like 5-6 contractions a day. Dr. T said he would be worried if I had 3-4 an hour. So there's that. Next week he will start doing the FFN test. This tests the secretions on the cervix and if it's positive it means I might go into labor in the next 2 weeks, if it's negative it means I'm highly unlikely to go into labor in the next two weeks. Let's pray for negative. I will be 24 weeks on Saturday which makes baby girl officially a viable player. Of course the odds are not great but better than they were two weeks ago. I asked Dr. T what he thought the odds were of her coming extra early and he said he didn't know it really was a crap shoot. Especially because this is my first baby to make it out of the first trimester.

I ordered a Nook and I cannot wait for it to get here. I read the first book in the Hunger Games Series love love love it. I finished in two days, now I'm desperate to read the next one.

Stanley the kitten is my bed rest companion, keeping me company throughout the day.


Sue said...

Fingers crossed for many more weeks on bedrest. Yellow cats are the best - you are in good company!

Birdie said...

SO glad to hear that your cervix is the same!!!! Hang in there!!

Panamahat said...

Cute kitty! I am glad things are going well right now. Don't read too much into the FFN test either way, I hear they are not particularly accurate. My BFF with short cervix began prem labour which they shut down for a week or so (She'd been on bed rest, in hospital, for 2.5 months). She got a negative FFN and had the baby within five days of the test (4 weeks early). Her roomate in the hospital got a positive on the test, and went a week over her due date. [I am not meaning this to sound like assvice, by the way, I just don't want you to pin expectations on something that isn't reliable].

Hope all continues to run smoothly and you can find as much to interest you as possible while confined to bed. Maybe we can see more pictures of your room?? xx

Emily said...

I want more pictures in general. Lets see your 3/4 D ultrasounds if you feel like sharing them. more kitty, and a few belly shots.

This is the second time today Ive seen that book mentioned. Might have to check it out. good job getting yourself the Nook. What else do you do during the day? TV? Netflix?

What does a contraction feel like?

lparsons15 said...

SO happy that bedrest is keeping your cervix stable, that is great! I hope you get many many more weeks on bedrest..Hang in there!!