the little guy!
Well, at least part of him! He has legs, feet, arms and hands but it just gets too confusing if you try to get a picture of those, too! I thought this one was funny because he looks like he is smiling. More than likely, he is taking a gulp of amniotic fluid...but humor me for now and let me think what I want!
We had an appointment on Tuesday with Dr. B and another on Wednesday with Dr. C. Both went well. Having never had an anatomical scan with Dr. C, perinatologist/maternal fetal specialist, it was neat to see how thoroughly they looked at his heart. No visible abnormalities were found and, of course, that is a relief. Dr. C thought my cervical length looked so good that weekly scans are no longer necessary. This is a good thing! Initially, the weekly scans were intended to monitor for cervical incompetence and need for a cerclage. Considering the number of contractions I have along with the intensity, my cervix is holding like a champ. I don't have cervical incompetence and he would not consider a prophylactic cerclage at this point. The problems are, as we expected, preterm labor and the issues related to my clotting disorder. Dr. C is in agreement with my using terbutaline as needed. We also talked about short term and long term goals and his plans for "if " scenario A happens or "if" scenario B happens...etc. That was my doings because I need to know the plan. The very, short term goal is to make it to 25 weeks. I want much longer than that! Overall, we had a good appointment and we with a lot of questions answered.
Dr. B called this morning, wanting to hear how yesterday's appointment went. (I think it takes a few days for him to receive their report...and that is just how he is!) While he is in agreement with Dr. C's recommendation, he will continue weekly scans for a little while longer "just to be safe." The main reason being, in his words, for his "peace of mind." I am all about his peace of mind. Considering our history, I think he wants me to have this baby about as much as we do. He is also adding a low dose of antibiotics, "just to be safe." What is one more pill when you already take 8 a day? And 9 to 10 if I take the terbutaline?
There you have it. The latest update. I am still hanging out on the couch. We are blessed to receive meals on a routine basis. I cannot explain how much this eases Blake's load. Thank you, thank you. I have a new workstation that make typing more ergonomically pleasing. I will have to share a picture soon. Exciting or what? I am a sure that will keep you coming back for more!
Again, we ask for continued prayer. I am now 21 weeks and 1 day and have surpassed one milestone. Things seem to be going as good as they can right now. I want to keep it that way!
***if you read this earlier, it said I was 22 weeks. Unfortunately, I got a little ahead of myself. Sorry for the confusion. I am only 21.
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