Today's appointment took forever! We left the house around 12:30 and got home around 3:45. Blake was ready to pull his hair out. He wanted to start a project and finish a project this afternoon and this was severely limiting his time. More on that later... What you really want to know is how the appointment went, right?
My guess is you are getting the sense that things went well. That is correct. It went very well. My schedule was backwards today, which caused the longer than needed visit. I saw Dr. B before my ultrasound. If you have the "non-abdominal" or t.v. ultrasound first, the gel they use invalidates the fetal fibronectin test (fFN). Sooo, we had the test done first, followed by a brief physical exam. Then we asked a few questions about treatment for the future and headed off to ultrasound. No need to stop back by his office. He would just call me tonight with the test results. We would make any necessary changes in meds at that time.
After a short wait, we were called back to ultrasound. Everything looked pretty good to our eyes. The little guy was breech today, with his head up and his bottom down. We didn't get measurements but it appeared as if he had a little more meat on his bones. That makes me happy because I am thinking the fatter the better. My cervical length measured in the 30's abdominally. Like usual, it went nuts with the t.v. view. It dropped from the upper to mid 20's to 18mm. But, hey, that was much better than last week! The ultrasonographer wanted to make sure the radiologist was pleased with the images before she let me go. When she came back in, she said the radiologist wanted to make sure I saw Dr. B before leaving. What...he said I didn't have to come back...it wasn't that bad of an ultrasound...uggghhh???
So, we go back to Dr. B's. All this did was make him panic. He was thinking my ultrasound must have been TERRIBLE if we were back in his office. Needless to say, when he read the report, he was pleased with the results and apologized for the inconvenience. Again, he stated he would call us with the results of the test.
We barely got out the door of the the building before my phone vibrated. It was my favorite nurse calling me with the results of the test! I was quite shocked to hear the results were negative. Yes, I said it, negative!!! (negative is good) Praise God! We were SURE it would be positive. Not because we are being pessimistic but because it just really seemed there was no way around it. I have so many contractions that are so intense. Shows you what we know!
When I started this post, the update wasn't official. But as of 5:19pm CST it is! The man himself just called to confirm the test was negative. I will continue with the terbutaline 3x/day just to keep things quiet. We really need to get to 28 weeks. Since I am on a low dose and it has been working well this past week, we will continue. I am happy with that plan because I really hate contractions. They keep me on edge. The fewer the better for my sanity...regardless of the negative test. There are still the .8% who do go in labor. I prefer to stick with the majority, thank you!!
So, I should not go into labor in the next 2 weeks. If that is the case, it gets our little man to 28 weeks. Such a HUGE milestone. Now I can breath a little easier about really getting there.
Seeing how I actually agreed to let Blake prime the walls in the extra bedroom, you know I am feeling a little more confident about the situation! To top that off, I even looked at car seats online at Consumer Reports and Target. I have not taken the step to register, but I do have one picked out in my head. That is progress.
We see Dr. C tomorrow. I don't expect to learn anything new. No ultrasound, just a consult. And I realize an after picture is needed. I am afraid I have you all thinking I really look like a celebrity. I am sorry to tell you that I really look the same. I just have no roots and my hair feels a million times better. Nevertheless, I will post a picture. Just not on this one. I will save that for another day this week. :) I am trying to post more frequently so I have to save something for later!!!
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