First, to anyone who is reading that is in the path of hurricane Sandy, know that my best thoughts are with you and your families. My husband’s family is in southern New Jersey (including my 82 year old MIL, and my SIL/BIL and nephew) and one of my oldest and dearest friends is in Philadelphia). Scary stuff, […]
I can’t adequately convey how sick I’ve been since Friday. I finally had enough energy to take a shower today, but yesterday, a quick trip to the post office put me back in bed with shortness of breath.
On Saturday, things went down hill as the day wore on and by Sunday my husband commented […]
Yesterday’s flush finally went away around 10PM last night. I got very little sleep last night (2.5 hrs from 10-12:30 and another hour from 5-6) even after feeling as badly as I did all day and not getting a nap. I am beyond exhausted now and hope to eat lunch and sleep. Instead of the […]
First and foremost I want to express my heart felt gratitude for all the comments, both public and private. The collective value in having so much support can not be over stated. Many of you shared stories of your prematurely born children and how they are doing now and it goes a long way to […]
Ugh, it came back positive. Within a couple minutes of the result posting to my medical record my phone was ringing. It was my MFM, even though it is almost 9 PM here. She is concerned that the result is a false positive given the transvaginal ultrasound I had yesterday at my OBs office. That […]
Today’s visit was better than I thought it was going to be going in. It is impossible to know, from week to week, what is exactly happening and I have given up trying to predict. But, what I can say, is that even though it has not been recommended, I do try to take it […]
My mood, and therefore my outlook, is directly proportional to the position if this baby and his movements. He seems to be in a transverse position, facing up. That means that I feel his movements outward and upward instead of inward and downward (which is highly disconcerting). So, not feeling pressure on my cervix and […]
My reaction to my shortening cervix is proving much harder to control than I expected. Trying to be OK with living my life, while taking it easy when I can, is almost impossible for me to do. And, when I have evenings like last night, when this baby’s movements were all reverberating at/on/around my cervix, […]
After returning from my MFM appointment yesterday and processing the information about the continued shortening of my cervix, I emailed my MFM to see if there is anything specific I should be doing to manage this pregnancy. The below is our exchange which helped me feel a LOT better.
How I am managing to keep my wits about me, I’m not quite sure. My appointment this morning revealed further cervical shortening to between 1.5 – 2.0 cm, depending. The beaking is a now very pronounced and alarming funnel (alarming to me, just upon seeing it).