I spent ½ the day out of the house! Heather came over and took me to my 2 doctors’ appointments. After the doctors, I talked her into eating at Chili’s. Then, I came back home and went back to the couch.
The doctors went well. They have given up on monster flipping (watch him flip now). Monster is now 4 ½ pounds. He is measuring in the 32% for his gestational age.
The OB said she doubts I will make it until October. My cervix has started to dilate and monster has dropped. I’m 35 weeks by the OB due date. Caleb’s doctor told me that babies born after 35 weeks don’t necessarily go to the NICU!
The perinat said they normally take the cerclage out at about 36/37 weeks, but since it looks like I will have a c-section, they will take it out while I’m drugged from the c-section. They didn’t schedule my c-section, instead I added low fluid to my list of high riskness. Monster’s fluid is measuring the tiniest bit on the low side. The doctor wants me to stay on bed rest. Something about circulation is better lying down. I’m 34 weeks, 1 day by the perinat due date.
Now both doctors now want to see me every week. (I will be to escape the couch once a week! Twice next week – perinat on Tuesday and OB on Wednesday)
Now that the contractions have eased up some, I want to try to keep monster in one more week so he will be 35+ weeks by both doctors. Then, I’m done with this pregnancy thing. The contractions, the bed rest, the head in my ribs – I’m ready to meet the little trouble maker.
Cary’s birthday is Friday. I asked him what he wanted he said he just wanted this year to be over. Since he turned 30, I went to the hospital in pre-term labor, I had Caleb 13 weeks and 1 day early, we found out we were having another baby, we started getting ready for Caleb to finally come home, Caleb died, and I went into pre-term labor with monster. No wonder he wants 30 over with. (He also wants the new Madden NFL playstation game –he is a 10-year-old stuck in the body of an almost 31-year-old.) 31 will be better for him. (hee hee, he’s old!)