Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Bed Rest

The ultrasound today showed that the "pocket" of fluid, or whatever it is, has expanded toward the baby.  If it continues to do so it could open my cervix.  As of right now the outer part of my cervix is still very closed but only measuring about 22 mm.  They like to see it stay above 25 mm.  Because I carried Avery to 32 weeks we don't have any reason to believe that I have an incompetent cervix but Dr. S doesn't want to take any chances with this pregnancy.  He believes that we will probably have to do the cerclage after all.  He believes it is an extreme measure in my case but we both believe that it is better to be safe than sorry.  We didn't schedule it just yet though. For right now I will be on "bed rest", or staying off of my feet as much as possible, until next Monday at least, but most likely until my appointment with the peri on Wednesday.  I will go back to see Dr. Sanders on Monday to see if things look worse but I think he wants to get the peri's opinion before proceeding with the cerclage.  I have been surprisingly positive about everything so far but did let myself start to panic a little bit today.  I love this little boy and want to do every thing in my power to help him stay put as long as possible.  I can't lose him.  So I will be gluing my behind to the couch and doing as little as possible cause it is all I can do along with hope and pray that in 23 weeks we will be holding a healthy, sweet little boy.  We would appreciate any prayers that you can spare for this little boy!  I'll update again when I know more!

15 comments:

NEILANDSHALON said...

OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU!!! IF YOU NEED ABSOLUTELY ANYTHING--- PLEASE-PLEASE-PLEASE CALL!!! LOVE YOU!!!

Elisha Jones said...

You will most definately be in my prayers. Would you like dinner some night?

Melissa said...

I will keep you & your baby in my prayers... Did I miss a post that you found out it's a boy? If so, congrats! Take it easy and hope the next 23 weeks fly by and you are holding your precious baby!

KC said...

I am glad to hear that your doctor is being cautious and proactive. Take care of yourself and I am impressed at how you are taking things in stride.

Our Journey said...

Praying that God protects your baby boy...Praying that you can rest as long as you need to...Praying that the doctors hands are guided by our Father and they continue to do everything in the best interest of you and your sweet baby boy!

Lindsay Logic said...

I will pray for you! If you need my Netflix account online, let me know. :)

Jess said...

Praying for you and your little boy!!!

The Reluctant Blogger said...

Keep your buns on that sofa for sure Missy! I'll pray for you and I continue to think of you daily! Hugs! Keep us posted...I know how scary pregnancy can be, the positive thinking helps a lot!

Kenzie said...

You're always in our prayers but we will be praying extra hard this week. If possible try not to stress out too much. Keep us updated. I'll be staying tuned:)

Jenell said...

Praying for you! I'm glad they're being so proactive. I had a cerclage at 14 weeks and was very freaked out about it and about the epidural, since I'd never had one. It was so easy and painless and I went home the same day and it was so much better than I expected it. It also gave me peace of mind during my pregnancy. I'll be looking forward to your updates!
Jenell

Mari Burgess said...

I'm so sorry...what can I do? I'll come do your toes! :)

Inklings said...

I'm praying for you - I had to go to bed with most of mine, too. It's hard, but it's worth it. Hang in there! [hugs]

MJ said...

I put your name in the Salt Lake Temple. You're in my prayers!

Rae said...

You and your peanut are in my prayers!

Jennifer said...

Praying for you and Peanut Candi! Keep positive thoughts.