Some of you might remember that I'm considered high risk because of my age. I'm also high risk because I had surgery on my septum. So, Pretty much from the day of my BFP, I Have had appt with my MFM doc for an A/S every 2 weeks. This morning was my standard bi-weekly appt for measuring of LO and measuring if cervical length. During my last appt, the baby decided to go breech as soon as I left the car, so they were unable to get any measurements but this time I was told he's looking good, a little above average with regards to size/weight. Ok, no biggie. Then comes the transvaginal U/S for cervix measurement. After a few minutes of silence I learn that it's shortened to 2.3 cm. she asks if I've been having contractions and I said I don't believe so (I'm a FTM), but there has been some short pulsing in my lower abdomen that I was planning on asking you about.
She says I want to send you over to L&D so they can monitor you to see if they're contractions. I go there and they hook me up to various machines and of course I'm scared to death. I'm sending text messages to DH about what's going on (and crying while googling). He ends up coming to hospital and three hours later they tell me the good news. While I'm dilated 1cm, they do not believe the pulsating feelings that I'm having are contractions. They want me to step up my MFM appt to once a week and stop taking my daily 1.5 mile walks. They didn't put me on bed rest, and I was actually told that current studies show that there's no benefit to bed rest in instances like these, in fact the up said it has been shown to cause more harm this early. They also put me on progesterone suppositories for 30 days and gave me steroid shots to mature the baby's lungs faster in case I end up delivering early.
The doctor told me my next milestone is 32 weeks (6weeks). So please send positive vibes/thoughts/prayers that little one stays in there for a while longer.
ETA: this is an old pic from 22 weeks.