Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Doctor Update

My Doc appointment went well today, and I am officially off of bed rest! Kind of. At least I don't have to rely on others to watch Brenley for me, and even sometimes bring dinner. Jannalee, Rebecca and my mom have been great about taking care of her, and others have offered, but having an extra kid tends to get really old really fast. And we have had three dinners brought by as well. My friend Cassie went above and beyond and brought us one fabulous dinner (not exaggerating)that lasted two days! One week of bedrest is doable,(and over, thankfully!) and I don't feel like I am putting everyone out any more. Hallelujah!

My doctor was able to get a better look at my placental abruption, and is at least certain about what he is looking at. Although it is definitely an abruption (and not something less sinister) it still hasn't gotten any worse. And the pain in my side is gone, which is a great sign.

I am still having contractions two minutes apart unless I am medicated around the clock, but I can live with that as long as I can get out of bed. Since I have gotten out of the hospital, I am dilated an extra centimeter(from 0 to 1;) and effaced an extra 50% (from 0 to 50), so these contractions are actually doing something. But those small numbers are still more than manageable, so we are O.K.

Tomorrow I will be at 32 weeks, (my doctor pushed my due date back to Nov. 5 a long time ago, but I still say I am due the end of Oct. and haven't changed my counter. I have never gone past 38 weeks and I have problems facing reality;) and 32 weeks is a big milestone. My doctor isn't really worried about her coming after tomorrow, and neither am I.

I just have to make sure she is still moving, keep my contractions under control, and watch for any bleeding. If I have problems with any of those things, I go straight to the hospital. If not, I can live normally as long as I take it easy(which I have been doing this whole pregnancy)and try not to pick up Brenley. We'll see how well I do with that.

I have a whole list of things I need to do. Some fun (including making up a lunch date I had to miss today) and countless other things that are not so fun. I will get them done 1 thing at a time.

It turns out that I will be on bedrest less with this pregnancy than any other. Go figure. Even if I have to go back on after my next ultrasound in two weeks, I will have to go on for two more weeks at most.


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Shelli said...

Yay! I'm glad you can get up and about now, but please be sure to take it super easy. You don't want to aggravate anything! As Margaret proved, no matter how seemingly endless pregnancy is, it does come to an end eventually, and the blessings are worth it!

macmommy said...

Glad to hear you are up and about! Let's hope these next few weeks just fly by ya ;)

Patrice said...

I'm so glad to see that the appointment went well! I am still happy to help babysit while you do some of the "fun and not so fun" things.

Joy said...

I thought you said it was an abrubtion, not an ablation. What is the difference? Mom didn't think you had an ultrasound today, glad Dr. Huish was able to do one. Must feel good to be off bedrest and on to lunch dates!

Melissa Resch said...

hang in there sherry...