Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Baptist Round 1, Day 7

It was negative!!! The fetal fibronectin test, that is. Once again, I was CERTAIN the test would be positive. Shows you what I know. I am slightly "in tune" with my body but this is one I keep missing. I will happily be wrong!!! :) So, it looks like we have another 2 weeks where my chances of going into labor are less than 1%. I know it seems confusing. One might ask, "Have you not been in labor all week??" Technically speaking, the answer is no. Just a ton of contractions and a very, very dynamic cervix. To be in labor, your contractions have to be progressive and your cervix has to consistently change. Not the case here. Just a shorten cervix, at times, with a ton of REALLY annoying preterm contractions.


It is also a good to report I have not taken terbutaline since 6:00 am. After hearing the results of my test, Dr. B changed my order from every 4 hours to PRN (as needed). Right now I am just on Indocin and Procardia. My contractions have been minimal today, with no major runs. I have appreciated the break both physically and mentally. I hope to go another 36 hours without needing it. Like I mentioned before, if we can flush it from my system, it will be more effective for future use.

An ultrasound is still planned for Thursday morning to get a cervical length. With the way my body works, it could very well be back in the 20's or 30's. Who knows! I am not going to try and guess what it will be and I won't be surprised one way or another!! If things look good, we will discuss discharge home on Thursday! Dr. B was quick to say it would also depend on our comfort level with returning home. A few days ago, I would have quickly elected to remain in the confines of the Predators Suite. Today I am feeling more at ease and the thought of going home seems "do-able." For now I will just relax and wait to see what Thursday holds.

Just a few tidbits on the little one. I was able to hear his hiccups on the monitor this morning. It was precious to hear what I have been feeling for a few weeks now. Between is heartbeat, hiccups and movement, the monitor can be very loud! His movement patterns are becoming more consistent and he is quite aggressive when he is awake. Unfortunately, he prefers to hang out in the lower half of my abdomen...not so comfortable. I have tried to convince him I have a fairly long torso and he is free to move up. He doesn't listen very often. I am thinking that is not a good sign!!!!

I think that is about all for today. It has been a day full of positives as far as the pregnancy is concerned. Well, the test was negative but that is a "positive" outcome... Oh you know what I mean!! Tomorrow is the big "28" and tomorrow is in 55 minutes :)!!! To God be the glory!!!

13 comments:

Brandie said...

Great news! May God continue to hold you, baby boy, and Blake in his hands.

I've been following your blog for about 3 months now, but have never commented. I actually went all the way back to your first blog entry and cried thru most of your blog. I can't imagine what ya'll have been through. I pray this time is different. God Bless!

I just posted on my blog as well. At least I'm not the only one up late.

Karina said...

That is so good to hear! We continue to lift you and your sweet boy up in prayers daily. On a lighter note...don't invite your boy to migrate up too high! Those feet under the ribcage can give you fits!

Alanna said...

Fabulous news! I pray fervently for you everyday and check the blog for your updates! My pastor has told me in the past to "expect the BEST- not the worst" and I pray that you can ease your mind and expect the Best with your upcoming tests. May God continue to bless and protect you, baby and Blake.

Rachel said...

I have chills knowing how strongly God has you in his grasp. I am sending a hug via Dan today!

Ericka said...

I'm so happy after reading this! I'm so glad you've made it to 28 weeks!! You are still in our daily prayers....

Love to you and that little guy :) Ericka Maple

Gary and Judi said...

Praise God..that's all we can say - Praise God. And, once again, hang in there little one...you are right where you need to be - close to your mama's heart....

stance. said...

Aaaamen! 28 weeks today, wonderful test results and good news on the meds! Praise the Lord :)

Shellie Salza said...

I'm so excited for you! You and this sweet boy are continuing to defy odds. You said it right, "To God be the glory!!!" Blessing to you as you plan your next steps.

Kristen said...

Glad the girls and I could stop by and see you yesterday! What an answered prayer that your little boy has 2 more weeks in the oven! He's going to be getting so big and strong! God is good!

Carla said...

Wonderful news! I can tell how happy you are about it. :)

Karen Nikazy said...

We are so thrilled for you! I know that has to make you feel better. Stephen (my brother) was very happy to have finally met you today - he and his wife Kelly have been keeping up with you guys, too. And just think - 2 more weeks, your little guy will be as big as Max and Kate!

Anonymous said...

Sweet!!! I love hearing the smile in your voice throughout that entry! 28 weeks and counting! I am so, so happy for that little guy and his parents! XOXOXO~ Jill

Anonymous said...

so tickled...just know you are going into the 30's week wise...if you can...just stay put...think it is good for your stress level! isn't the word negative beautiful in this instance. yeah!!!!love, the gobbles