Friday, February 27, 2009

Eventful Week

Sorry I've been such a bad blogger, but I've been SOOOO busy. Firstly, I've been helping the Jewish day school in my community with a project, and it's taken up SO much time this week. Secondly, my mom came to visit. So any time I wasn't working for Torah Academy, I was spending time with her. Thirdly, I've spent nearly the last 24 hours in the hospital. Urgh!

So here's what happened. Yesterday morning I had an OB appointment that went perfectly well. My belly measures 46cm (eeps), my blood pressure is great, I'm on antibiotics for another UTI and the babies have super heartbeats. She did another fetal fibronectin test as well as my group B strep test (no speculum). Later on in the day, I noticed that I was spotting! Not a lot and it was brown, but I called the doc to see if she thought it was from my appointment earlier or if it might be something else. She basically told me to get my tush down to labor and delivery. :-) So my mom and I came on over to the hospital. They did a speculum check and low and behold I'm dilated to 1cm! Whoops that's a change from being "tight as a drum" last week. As of last night my cerclage is still holding well and isn't pulling, but they wanted to keep me over night to make sure that 1cm doesn't turn into 2. I'm STILL waiting to be checked, and if it's fine I need to make it home before Shabbos. We also decided to go ahead and get the steroid shots, because now that my cervix is *really* not behaving, we want to be safer than sorry. So far so good! No weird side effects from the first shot.

Now, the reason I haven't been checked yet is because my doctor (actually a med student) came to see me this morning and he just so happened to be someone I went to Brandeis with. lol He's doing med school at Tufts and is doing his OB rotation here. In order to prevent the incredible awkwardness of having him check me, he transferred my care to another doc...but I still haven't seen her yet. She is supposedly going to come in about 10 mins to *finally* check me. I'll give an update then!

UPDATE: Still 1cm and will be going home in time for Shabbos! I just have to wait to get my second steroid shot and then I'm all set.


Nikki said...

Thank God you're not dilating more and you can go home!

You're so close now! Wow - I remember it like yesterday when you got your BFP!

A Few Good Sperm said...

Wow, you've had a busy few days! You seem so calm about it all, I'm amazed. Hopefully you can keep those babies cooking a bit longer.

ssbean said...

I'm glad you haven't dilated more. My doctor told me the steriod shot doesn't really do anything pass 34wks (not sure how true that is). She said pass 34wks the lungs are pretty much good, so I think you made a wise decision to get it, better safe than sorry. And that'll take you to 34wks.

RMCarter said...

Whoa! What a scare that must have been. Congrats on the boy/girl twins. That is awesome! I hope the rest of your pregnancy is uneventful and perfect!

Thanks for stopping by my blog. :)

Cassandra said...

Using this post as my Blogger Bingo entry for Day 5 (update):

So strange that I should stumble across this post right now, being in a similar situation all of a sudden this week.

In retrospect, I'm so glad that everything calmed down and your babies waited to make their entrance.

They are getting cuter and cuter!