Saturday, July 12, 2008


Had my weekly appointment with Dr. Turner yesterday. My cervical measurement was down to a 2.6 from a 3.3 last week (the higher the # the better). The Dr. was still pretty pleased with the measurement though and we were both really happy that we've made it to 28 weeks. This is a really important week for the baby because she is starting to produce sufactant in her lungs which helps her to breathe on her own. The Dr. says I will continue weekly cervical ultrasounds for a couple more weeks and if things are still going good, we can probably stop doing them weekly. However, if it's still shortening, we need to keep coming in every week. So, I guess we are just playing it by ear. I started leaving amniotic fluid around 28 weeks when I was pregnant with Parker, so these are really crucial weeks...hard to believe I was in the hospital at 30 weeks with Parker, which would be only two weeks from now with this pregnancy. Weird to think our daughter could be here that soon!

Also, we talked about a few other permission to float around on a raft in the pool! Yay! As long as I don't jump in, it should be okay! I was mostly sad about when we talked about avoiding another tailbone break during delivery....remember with Parker, I broke my tailbone while pushing.. and he was only 3 and a half pounds!! The Dr. said there really isn't anyway to avoid another fracture except for a c-section and of course we don't want to do that. So, that really sucks. That was way worse than the labor and I'm so not looking forward to that again. Oh well, I guess even more reason to get an epidural again! lol! The last thing we talked about was me trying to con the Dr. into ordering another ultrasound so I could see the baby again. All these weekly ultrasounds are just to check on my cervix, so I never get to see her!! He told me he didn't think he would be able to justify it to my insurance to do even more tests since I'm already having so much done. Also, he said he saw everything they needed to at the 5 month baby ultrasound and she looked completely healthy. Oh well! I guess we'll get to see her eventually...hopefully 3 months from now!! My next appointment is Tuesday.

As far as Mr. Parker pants goes, he is doing great. He had his upper GI testing done and turns out he does have some reflux going on, hence the puking! He is still such a happy guy though and his Dr. says this is something he will grow out of between ages 1 and 2. He gave us some things to try though. We've been letting him sit up after eating, keeping pressure off his belly. Also, we are to try putting just a little bit of rice cereal in his bottles to try and thicken it up a little. As long as he's gaining weight okay and doesn't seem to be severe, we will just let him grow out of it. So far, nothing really seems to be working, but we are still trying.

So we are surving the bedrest pretty well so far...I can't believe it's been almost a month! What an adjustment its been. I think the Lord is trying to teach me to slow down, that's for sure! It real tough from going to mom and nurse mode to lay around all day and put your feet up. The girls from work came over to visit me and brought me an awesome basket! It had all kinds of relaxation things and books and card games. It was so sweet!! Another friend of mine brought me over some baby clothes and brought her daughter to visit Parker. It was so fun!! I love getting really helps having playdates to look forward to!

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