Wednesday, 12 August 2009

Naughty Boy

If words like "cervix" and "thinned" gross you out then don't read this post.

I had my regular OB appointment August 4th and because we were getting ready to head to Lake Powell and I'd had a little stomach tightening my doctor decided to do an internal. I HATE internals. It doesn't matter how many times I get them done or that I have already had a baby, my knees always jerk together. I can't help it.
Anyway, I was shocked to find out I had been contracting quite a bit. I don't really feel any pain with my contractions until after my water breaks. At least it was that way with Millie and so far the same deal with this pregnancy. I was dilated to a 2 and 50% effaced. Dr. Rappleye sent me straight to the hospital to be monitored.
I was so freaked out! Luckily I wasn't contracting so they gave me a steroid shot and told me to come back tomorrow for another one. With lots of prayers we made it through those crucial 48 hours after receiving my shots and now we are playing the waiting game.
When you hear someone is on bedrest, there is always a part of me that thinks, "Lucky Rats, I want to sit in bed all day". Of course I know that really it would be awful, but it does sound a bit relaxing when you're not the one stuck there.
I have never been so frustrated. It's so hard to sit here and have someone else do everything for me. I am only allowed to get up to go to the bathroom. I can't even sit up to eat. The heartburn that comes with eating laying down is horrific. Sometimes I just want to cry. It never feels like my food is totally settled, it's always in my throat.
I had a follow up Tuesday, Aug 11 and I am still dilated to a 2, but now I'm 70-80% effaced. I hit 29 weeks tomorrow and am doing good. At this point I will have a check up every Tuesday and hope things don't progress too much more. As long as I can stay at a 2 I will be happy. I'll let you know how Tuesday goes.

7 comments:

Danalisa said...

You poor gal...eating laying down much suck! Drink lots of milkshakes. LOL Sorry, bad joke. =) Our prayers are with you and the baby...hope he stays in there a bit longer for you. Keep those knees shut! LOL

lindsay Roscoe said...

Yep nothing relaxing about bedrest, actually as you now know it is quite opposite!! The only thing harder would be to have baby in NICU. It will be over and years down the road before you can blink. I am grateful you have lots of help and will see you tuesday possibly tomorrow. I will call you tonight to see on that end. Love you all and I am sure I don't have to say it for you to know that all our prayers and thoughts are with your family and this "stinky" little boy. The boss before they are even born..geez! Give him a pat from me.

The Mirci Family said...

Good Luck! Glad that you have Linz for a sister for info. and for help :) Give the booger a pat for me too ;)

Darbee said...

Oh Amanda,
I can't even believe that all this is happening so soon. Wish I was there to help! Hang in there and take care of yourself. Lots of love...

Missy said...

Thanks for the update, I was worried about you. Bed rest sounds terrible, but it's worth it to keep the baby in a bit longer. Hang in there!

Heidi said...

Eating while laying down does not sound very "restful." Hang in there (baby boy too!)

Eisha said...

hang in there--you have a ways to go!!