It's unusual…

..what started out as an IVF journey and ended up being about life

I can’t believe it’s been almost a month… June 15, 2009

Filed under: Parenting — gertyrae @ 3:38 pm

…since my last post.

I’m really such a slacker – what will I do when this baby gets here?!

Anyway, I really haven’t had a whole lot to report. I went back to the Perinatalogist a week after my last post and things were looking good. Cervix was at 3.0 cm and 2.2 with pressure. A big improvement.

So, we got a couple weeks off and I went back this past Thursday for another, supposedly my last, cervical check. Lo and Behold, I am funneled down to the stitch and BabyMack’s head is RIGHT there! She did an internal and found that I am fully effaced. šŸ˜¦

So far, the good thing is there have been no contractions. I do feel something going on down there, but who knows what exactly it is. Just some weird twinges here and there. I’m sure it’s my cervix trying to dilate. They put me on Procardia and I am still waiting and hoping he stays put for a few more weeks. At this point, he just has to stay put for 2 weeks and 1 day….which feels like a lifetime to me.

You would think after having done the last 12 weeks of bedrest, I wouldn’t think twice…but it seems like these last two weeks are going to last forever. There is so much riding on 14 days….NICU, Lung development, Suckling instinct, etc. etc.

The upside is that they did give me steroid shots for his lungs and he was weighing in at 4 lbs. 6 ounces for Thursdays sono, so he’s on the big side.Ā  I only worry that he’s on the big side cuz I may or may not have gestational diabetes. I failed the 1 hour and am now taking blood after every meal cuz I can’t go in for the 3 hour………although, my levels seem to be okay so I may be overreacting a little. He’s probably just a big boy, since both sides of our family seem to have big babies..

Ā 

And as Looney Tunes say – That’s all Folks …………more to come later!!!

Ā 

PS – No pics this time as the little man has decided to cover his face at all times the sono tech is doing her work!

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