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Wednesday, February 26, 2014

OB update.

Day 3 of the 7 Posts in 7 Days Challenge hosted by Jen.

Yesterday I was officially 33 weeks pregnant.  I had my  every two week visit to the OB.  (Technically I should have gone on week 32 but due to our 2 week trip to Massachusetts at Christmas I got off schedule but really, I guess it doesn't matter.)

The baby's heartbeat sounded good and I measured 36 1/2 weeks pregnant.  Still measuring big due to all the extra amniotic fluid (polyhydramnios due to the baby's expected esophageal atresia) but I guess that's not going to change.

When they found out that I had been having contractions for about a week, the doctor checked me to see if I had dilated any. Luckily my cervix was closed and elongated.  That's a good thing!  Rebecca needs to stay put until April 10th!

All those contractions I've been having are just Braxton Hicks contractions but let me tell you, while not super painful like real contractions, they are super annoying!  So if I'm grumpier than normal (ha, my loving family wants to know how they would even be able to tell!) I may be having a contraction, so just bear with me.

Dan is leaving for Ireland in two weeks so I was glad to hear things were as they should be.  If I had been dilated even 1/2 a centimeter, I was going to make him stay home. He's already missing another trip that was scheduled for the end of March/beginning of April because it was just too close to the due date.

I go back again in two weeks and after that I will go every week until April 10th the day of my C-Section.  We are praying that I make it until then and that Rebecca doesn't decide to make an early appearance thanks to all that extra fluid.

We have  another ultrasound scheduled this morning and hopefully that won't show any new problems.  After that meeting we are headed to Brenner Children's Hospital to talk to a pediatric surgeon about everything that is involved in surgery to repair the esophageal atresia.

Check back tomorrow morning for an update on today's events and hopefully another cute face picture.  Rebecca hates ultrasounds and does her best to hide her face during them.


Colleen said...

Wow, you're pregnancy is going really fast. Ha! Don't you love it when people say that to you?? Do you have any family members nearby in case Dan is travelling? I know it's not in your control that he has to travel for work, but geesh you're my hero!

Madeline said...

That's about as good as it gets with the OB appointments! Hope she stays put too and you get a nice picture today!

Mari said...

Thankful for a good report. Colleens right - you're a hero with Dan having to travel!

Unknown said...

I'm so happy to hear you weren't dilated! I hope you get a great u/s photo. Hugs to you, Beth!

Busy Bee Suz said...

So glad to hear this good update.
I don't know about you….but your pregnancy is flying by for me. Says the girl who is not carrying anything but attitude lately. :)

Amelia Bentrup said...

I've been following your story! We are praying for you and baby Rebecca (love the name!)
-Amelia @ One Catholic Mama