Tuesday, July 04, 2006

I heart my cervix

Still long! My cervix is measuring 37 mm. Still no restrictions. (note: I am still mad at my cervix for not doing its job with Caleb.)

Monster's doing great. He loves to kick my cerclage and give me a nice shooting pain. He is getting so strong now. His kicks are starting to keep me up at night. He was kicking so hard the other day I felt like he was about to kick his foot out my stomach. I could just image monster's little foot hanging out of my stomach - still kicking.

I'm now over 25 weeks, less then 15 left to go! Since I'm past the point of viability and 1 week away from when I went into labor with Caleb, I have packed a hospital bag. I have a feeling trips to labor and delivery for evaluation will begin soon.

My OB has moved me up to every 2 weeks. This usually starts at 28 weeks, but they are starting me early. I go Tuesday for the fun glucose test where I get to drink some nasty stuff and I get a RhoGAM shot in my hip. I was 8 days away from this appointment when I had Caleb. My OB seemed every excited that I was going to make it to the glucose test and RhoGAM shot this time. Maybe she'll want to take the test and get the shot for me...

The perinat still has me coming in every 2 weeks.

Next week marks the point when I went into labor with Caleb. I was 26 weeks, 2 days when they found my cervix was just barely .75 centimeter. They stuck me in a wheelchair and wheeled me directly over to the hospital. My perinat said the next week might be difficult for me. He said if I need to see them for peace of mind, just to call and they would squeeze me in. The closer I get to 26 weeks, 2 days the more I start to worry. I would love to just jump ahead a week or two.

Monster just waved at everyone.

Happy 4th!


Hedda said...

I wish I could be there for you next week. I'm just a phone call away. If you need me to meet you for lunch, let me know. I'll make the trek up there.

The Mom said...

Hey, I hope everything's ok. Just focus on yourself and the monster now and for the next 15 weeks. I can completely understand the anxiety you feel coming up on this week, but hopefully you'll feel a little relief when you make it past the 26 week, 2 day mark. Try not to worry too much about what could possibly happen (I know, I know, I'm just saying)... remember you've got lots of doctors doing that for you. Take it easy girl. I've got my fingers permanently crossed for you for the next 15 weeks.

amy said...

I have been lurking for awhile and thought I would say hi. I cannot imagine the depth of pain you have gone through, and still go through, and am impressed with the courage you show now. You are amazing. Thanks for sharing your story.

miraclebaby said...

I know how hard it can be to get past those dates in your mind. I will definitely be thinking of you.

I am thrilled that your cervix has behaved so far. Take care of yourself!