Well, I supposed the "at 'em" part isn't exactly true. Dr. B just left the room so I thought it would be the perfect time to update. Not to mention it is nice and quiet for the moment!
I saw Dr. B before yesterday's ultrasound so I was eager to hear his thoughts. As I anticipated, he was very pleased with the results. Not only was he encouraged by my measurements, but he was also thrilled with the stability of the situation over the last 24 hours. When I asked, he was quick to encourage me that it is extremely likely we will reach that 28 week milestone. He was even optimistic for more than 28 weeks. As you may know, I think Dr. B is the greatest OB/GYN in the world (no offense to all others...I am sure they are good too..maybe not AS good but... you know)! Anyway, he does not posess the ability to predict the future. That being said, it was reassuring to hear him say he could easily go a good bit longer, pending no unforeseen complications. If he is letting himself think that far, so can we!!!
He did confirm that I will remain here until Wednesday of next week, which was music to my ears. My status at that time will determine if I stay longer or head back home. I will mostly like have another ultrasound on Monday morning to reassess my cervix and the little guys growth. (Dr. B was also pleased to hear yesterdays weight measurement!) In the mean time, I will have my IV removed and will be switched to all oral meds. I am loving the sound of that.
As for the the monitoring of my contractions and the baby. It is only scheduled once during each 12 hour shift and PRN/as needed. If I feel anything changing, they put it on. Otherwise, 2 times a day. Once this IV comes out, it will just look like I am living it up in a rather large room for no real reason!!! Oh, wait, I forgot about the TED hose and compression pumps attached to both legs! :) It is best to remain clot free while appearing to live it up I suppose!
So there you have it. The latest report before 8:30am! Things are going as well as they could be. Lets just keep praying for stability, with none of those unforeseen complications. And of course, for our little one to keep growing away!
For the girls at work who get to read this...be back soon!
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