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The baby looks good, he's 2lbs 1 oz., he is in the frank breech position, and was yawning, hiccuping, and taking practice breaths for us. He is still definitely a he, and was so cute sucking on he little toes and pulling on his cord.
That was the good news.
They did the tvu, I only have 1.8CM left, and I am funneled to the stitch. So, my OBs came to a consensus, I'm giving strict bedrest a try, and I am going back weekly now. If things don't improve or stay stable or I start dilating, they're sending me for hospital bedrest.
I am terrified. To know that my baby is only in by the thread, and his membranes are sitting right against the stitch.
The Dr. is reassuring, he said w/strict bedrest, he thinks I can make it to 28 weeks. And we'll take it from there.
Hopefully you won't need hospital bedrest but I hoped to lend some encouragement just in case. I did hospital bedrest for a month. I did a lot of craft projects and it was not bad at all. If you have a laptop even better. I used the hospital laptop program, it lets you have it for 4 days at a time, then it cycles around the list, they have 4 and I had it most of the time, it wasn't bad. It will be all worth it when you have that baby in your arms. I also asked for a referral for the physical therapist for back pain and got a daily massage while there.
I was going to do hospital bedrest with my 1st, but his membranes ruptured during the emergency cerclage. They kept telling me I needed to get to 26 weeks with him, so, at least I'm already there with this one. I really want to get to 34 weeks, but I'd settle for 28-30 if delivery is imminent. I just hate watching & waiting.
I would feel more secure on hospital bedrest, but I just want to hide at home in bed.
Did you tell your doctor you would feel better there? My friend did 3 months of hospital bed rest and she said it was hard but she found things to do to pass the time and thinking of the baby helped her.
Owen, Avery, Samantha and forever missing Jake born still 08/01/99.
My cousin had similar troubles - she kept dilating above her stitch. She was on hospital bedrest for 8 long weeks, but she ended up going to 37 weeks, even though she switched to bedrest at home at week 34
I have my fingers crossed for you. Have you talked about names yet?
I'm feeling a little more confident today, I am staying down except for bathroom breaks and to run to the kitchen occasionally for drinks/snacks.
I joined a group for women with IC right after my loss. They have been really positive. Some of them have 0.5cm or less left of their cervix and are now sitting at 35 or more weeks. Most of them lost length a lot sooner than I did and have been playing the bedrest game since practically the beginning of the 2nd trimester.
I guess the important part is, I feel good, the only thing I really have to complain about is my hips killing me, but I guess that's to be expected when I spend 99% of my day in bed, and the majority on my sides.
I hate not being able to get outside but, I'm willing to stay down as long as needed to get my baby here.
My first baby shower is about 3 weeks away....(30 weeks) since I'm basically right at 27 weeks. I'm hoping little man is still baking away peacefully so I can go.
We have decided on a name. He is Kayden Gabriel. I know he'll make it, he's such a strong and big baby, he is so responsive to the outside world. I know that is he does come early, he stands good chances. Especially with the steroid injections.