re·form: (r-fôrm) v. re·formed, re·form·ing, re·forms v. tr. 1. To improve by alteration, correction of error, or removal of defects; put into a better form or condition. 2. To cause (a person) to give up harmful or immoral practices; persuade to adopt a better way of life.
ma·ma or mam·ma also mom·ma: n. (also m-mä) Informal. Mother.

9.01.2007

I'm Alive

Okay... so I know I really need to finish up that final Submission post. It will be here, sometime, I promise.

I thought I'd give an update as to my pregnancy though, since that is the main reason I haven't been blogging so much.

Let's see, my blood pressure has been decent, not great, but not crazy high like it was. I've been going to the doctor once a week for lovely 17P shots in my rear. These are tons of fun. The injection site swells and itches like mad, BUT the medication supposedly helps decrease contractions. I don't seem to have as many contractions as I had when I was pregnant with Eddie, so that's good. I do still have my fair share though.

That brings me to my most recent pregnancy nightmare. Bedrest.

2 and a half weeks ago, ON MY BIRTHDAY, I had some spotting. I called the doc because I know I am at high risk for delivering early. The doc examined me and I had started to dilate and efface. I also had been having some contractions. So, I was bedrested and put on more medication to help control the contractions.

They did give me a test (called a fetal fibernectin test - fFN) to determine the likelihood of me delivering within 2 weeks. The test came back negative, so I was told they would repeat the test in two weeks (which was earlier this week).

I did notice during my two week wait that I had some pretty intense contractions. I tried to take it as easy as possible with a two-year-old. :) I went in for my fFN test on Wednesday of this week. The test came back negative, but I was 2 cm dilated and 70% effaced and contracting. Off to labor and delivery I went.

What a lovely day that was. I got to have an IV, two shots of Brethine, my 17P shot, another prescription and I was put on more strict bedrest.

So... right now I am trying to keep Andrew cooking until at least the end of September. Of course, the timing of all of this could NOT be worse. Ed's orders are ending soon. He is interviewing with airlines, which means lots of out-of-state travel. And Eddie is as energetic as ever.

One day I will look back and somehow manage to be thankful for these days, but I doubt that day will be anytime soon.

1 Comments:

Anonymous Lacey said...

Hi-
I just happened to be going through my website favorite's list and saw your new post. I'm sorry to hear that things aren't going as well as they could be. If there is anything you need, whether it be babysitting or meals, or anything please let me know.

Lacey

9:35 PM

 

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