Today I had an ultrasound to check the measurements of my cervix, there was a student training with the ultrasound tech so we also had a stomach ultrasound. We heard Landon's heartbeat and seen him wiggle his feet around. After being moved around by the ultrasound he became more awake and moved all over making their job entertaining.
After they measured my cervix and while I was getting dressed, the ultrasound tech left the room stating that she would be back. Normally when someone says they will be back there is normally something wrong. When she returns she is joined by my doctor. Great! My cervix went from 30mm to 18mm. So not where we want to be. I am not dilated though, which is a positive. But now not only am I on progesterone shots, now have to take steroids shots to help Landon's lungs develop in case he comes early. My doctor is also going to talk to a specialist to see what else can be done. I have an appointment with my doctor next week and they are squeezing me in for another ultrasound before the appointment. This was suppose to be my last vaginal ultrasound, I guess not now.
I am trying not to worry too much. Landon has been measuring a week ahead and I will be 27 weeks on Sunday. However, boys are typically less of fighters than what girls are. It just sucks that my body is sucking at its main function. Our bodies are made to reproduce. It's frustrating. I deal with drug addicts on a daily basis, they can have babies just fine. They can be high during their entire pregnancy and not have to worry about premature labor or the fact that their baby could die.
I am trying to keep a brave face so I don't worry my fiance but it is hard to not fret. I have loss one child, I don't want to lose another one. Especially after being this far along and having a baby room all set up. I guess all I can do is take it a day at a time.
I hope things settle downstairs at the next appointment. Those steroid shots are not fun, but they can do so much good:) Is your doctor indicating bed rest just yet or just taking it week by week? Yep, one day at a time. Keep us posted and rest those feet.
So far no bed rest. She said that studies have shown that bed rest doesn't really work. So as of right not I just have to continue to get my progesterone shots and now the steroids. I will see my doctor next week and know more then.
Thinking of you as you process all this and do your best to muddle through all the appointments. After I lost Josie all I could think about was the fact that people who didn't want babies did drugs and drank alcohol and their babies didn't have syndromes or anomalies. It was infuriating. I'm so sorry you have to go through this. Never forget that's what we are here for and this is the place for it. I know that stats aren't on your side with the boy vs girl in the NICU, but a new Share mom and one of my best friends has a baby boy who was released 3 days before his due date after being born at 27w1d, due to preeclampsia and HELLP . The steroids for lung development is a huge help for them. I'm sure if he is anything like you he is already a fighter :)
Love and Hugs
Love hugs and prayers for your a sweet baby. Haha Lindsey said "settle downstairs" I also hope things settle down downstairs.
Love ya girlie
Thinking of you and hoping you can rest and relax and those progesterone shots keep your little guy inside! Those steroids do wonders for those lungs!! Each day counts :) I had 0 cervical length from week 22 to week 33 when I delivered! You can do this!
I am sending lots of positive thoughts and hugs your way. It can be frustrating when seeing people who can so easily have kids when they don't take care of themselves. Just take deep breathes and take it one day at at time. Hugs, Nicki
Hugs and love to you, Tamara.
I have been thinking of you a lot since I saw your ultrasound photos. Hugs, love and encouragement coming your way in double doses!
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