September 2011 Moms
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L&D visit, short cervix, contractions and bedrest

Wow ladies, what an afternoon I've had. After being uncomfortable for about a week, not getting sleep at night, and having constant BH and lower pelvis pressure and pain, I finally called my MW. They got me in at 3:45, and I continued to work the rest of the day until my appointment. I got up to my appointment, where DH met me, and long story short: they check me for a UTI - negative. Then she wanted to get an ultrasound to check Cael, and my cervix. Cael is perfect (which I suspected since he was moving crazy all day). However, my cervix has shortened to 2.0 cm, where it should be greater than 3.0-3.5 cm. I was sent up to L&D for monitoring, and it turns out I was contracting every 3 minutes. They then gave me a shot of Brethine to stop the contractions, and then a steroid shot for his lungs. The Brethine helped right away, stopping the contractions. They just discharged me home because everything calmed down, and sent me home with Brethine to take every 6 hours. I have to return tomorrow night at 6 for my second steroid shot, and another NST. Regarding my shortened cervix, I go back next Friday for another internal ultrasound to recheck my cervical length, and I'm now on bedrest until at least that Friday appointment. Fingers crossed that he stays put, and continues to cook for at least another 6 weeks. Thanks for listening, ladies. I'll update tomorrow night after my follow up L&D visit.
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    Oh girlie- what a day! I'll be thinking of you!!  I'm glad you got in to see your doctor in time.  Hang in there!
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    Thinking of you and Cael!

    I have been holding on to the 37 week mantra lately too when I have had bad news at appointments!

    Think positive- You will make it to 37 weeks, but I am glad that you got the steroid shots though as a precaution!

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    Cael, we want to see your precious face in September!! Until then, stay put!! Sending good vibes to the both of you and a event free NST tomorrow and the days following. Grow cervix, grow!!
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    Oh goodness... Put those feet up and relax! Hopefully next Friday will be here before you know it. In the meantime, Cael is not welcome until early August... So, stay put lil darlin'.
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    Wow! What a day you have had! I'll say a little prayer for Cael to keep on cooking in there!
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    So sorry to hear that you had a rough afternoon and put on bed rest Jo. But at least Cael is doing good! Rest up momma!
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    What a long day!!  Im glad they got the contractions to stop, keep baking Cael!

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    Hang in there, lady----I'm sending you good "stay in the oven" vibes! 
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    Stay in there baby!!!
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    Stay put Cael. Stay put.
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    So glad you went in to get checked out.  Keep on cooking Cael!
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    I'm hoping the bed rest and meds help with those contractions and cervical length!  It sounds like your MW is on top of things.  I know how scary it can be, hang in there!
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    Hang in there. Hope your cervix decides it wants to be longer for a while more now. 
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    Oh no! Glad Cael is okay, but he needs to stay his butt in there for a few more weeks!
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    Thank you ladies so much for your good vibes, thoughts and prayers. You are all truly the best, and know how to make me feel better and put a smile on my face in times when I'm stressed or upset.. :) 

    I guess I'll be on the Bump more this coming week, huh? lol 

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    You put your feet up and do nothing but rest!  Cael, stay put baby!  Bake a little longer.....
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    Here's to hoping nothing gets worse, take care of yourself and Cael!
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    You put your feet up and do nothing but rest!  Cael, stay put baby!  Bake a little longer.....

    I'm trying...it's only 9am here - this is going to be a LONG week (technically 9 days) of bed rest!! lol.. But, it could be worse, and I'm keeping that in mind. 

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