*Halloween 2011.I’m including this photo because it’s the most up to date preggo picture I have. (26 weeks)
At my 24 week appointment my doctor informed me that she noticed
something from my 20 week ultrasound and wanted to take another look
at baby girl’s heart so we scheduled that ultrasound for Tuesday, Nov 1st.
Jim and I went in early because I also had to do the gestational
diabetes test and blood test to check my iron. Luckily my iron is fine
and I passed the diabetes test with flying colors. The other good news
is that the baby’s heart now looks just fine and she’s almost 3lbs
already!!! We even got to see her open her eyes and yawn. During the
ultrasound though, the technician noticed that my cervix was funneling and
opening a little. That’s not good.
We met with our doctor afterwards and she said that if I were in my first or second
trimester she’d place a stitch in my cervix to keep it closed but since
I’m at the beginning of my third it’s too late for that so she put me on bed
rest. We go back in two weeks for another ultrasound. At that time
we’ll also begin steroid injections to speed along the maturity of
baby girl’s lungs so that if she does come early that will help her
with her breathing.
Now it’s full day 3 of bed rest and it’s been a LONG 3 days! What keeps me motivated is knowing that I’m doing what’s best for the little baby girl who still needs time inside.
Oh, before I close, here’s a preview of my days in photos.
Here’s my nest
Here’s my collection of pillows (aka my new besties)
Here’s my lovely view