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OFF BEDREST UPDATE WOOHOO

Jul 02, 2010 - 13 comments

I will be 36 weeks on Sunday so I am offically off bedrest, anti contraction meds, and pelvic rest as of Monday.  
Still dialated to just under 2cm (same as 5 days ago), but I am now about 90% effaced.  It will be interesting to see what next week will hold when I have nothing holding nature back.
Baby is measuring huge... she was shocked at my uterus height compared to last week.  Gained 2lbs in one week says she wouldn't be surprised if most of it is the baby.  She hopes I deliver 2-3 weeks early if I am not going by 38 weeks says she can strip my membranes.  Starting to get excited =)

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34 week appointment UPDATE

Jun 18, 2010 - 8 comments

From my LMP I will be 34 weeks on Sunday.  
Just had an appointment last wednesday and as soon as the doc measured me today she said my uterus has grown 2 weeks progress in one week... when the baby is measuring big to begin with.  A month ago he was 4.5 pounds... she is guessing he is around 6 pounds and I am not even 34 weeks yet.  I am still dialated to a 1cm... she will keep me on bedrest until about July 2nd then may let me up.  Next week I have another ultrasound to measure his size and my cervix exactly.  She told me if in fact he is 6 pounds I will have a week to go into labor on my own then she may want to induce me at 37 or 38 weeks... saying that if I went full term my baby will be 10+ pounds.  But, will know more next week.  OMG my baby is a giant...lol

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Episode 3 Preterm Labor

Jun 10, 2010 - 3 comments

I was actually feeling contractions yesterday.  I timed them myself and went in to labor and delivery.  They were every 2-3 minutes apart.  My doc was on call she had just checked me the day prior I was still dialated to a 1.  So, she just gave me the magic shot and they stopped just like before.  She was happy I caught them so quick.  Asked her if my medication I am on is not working?  She said it does most of the time, but my body just has break throughs because meds fight the contractions every day.  She was really questioning me, asked me if I was breaking the rules but I haven't at all.  I do not want to have an early baby and nothing would make me risk it.  Most I do is get something quick to eat, shower, get dressed and go to my appointments.  I don't know what else I can do.  This is going to be a long three weeks.

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EPISODE 2- Preterm labor

May 29, 2010 - 3 comments

Felt a little off last night, so I decided instead of worry about it I would go to labor and delievery.  I wasn't feeling contractions really just sort of a pressure pulling towards the front of my stomach when I stood up.... which being on bed rest hasn't been very often.  
Well I am sure glad I went contractions were back every 3-4 minutes :(
They gave me two doses of the stuff that gives you the shakes and they were knipped in the butt and stopped immediatley.  I am still dialated the same as last week.  Had an ultrasound to properly measure cervical length.  I have one on the 16 of april is was 3cm it is now a 2cm.  She did an official weight of the baby he weighs 4.5 pounds... which is on the large side (I already knew he was big since he measures ahead every appointment).  So, the plan is for me to remain on bedrest always staying close to the hospital (I am so thankful my hospital is 3 miles away).  I go to get monitored again on monday at l&d.  I still take my same meds, but if I feel anything again I take two instead of one and if I still feel it I go in.  I wish I was 35+ weeks already.  I really don't want my baby to be born too soon and have to be in the hospital.  I will do everything I can to keep him in.  

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