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!!!
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