Thursday, December 29, 2011

Labor Story

Sunday 12/25/11 I started cramping I would say about mid day. I've had Braxton Hicks before so I thought maybe it was just that. Blake had to leave at 5:30pm to go to work so I told him stay by the phone in case anything happens. So shortly after that I could actually start timing the contractions. Which with Braxton Hicks they were just kind of random and you can't time them. These started at about 15-20 minutes apart. I would say maybe around 8pm they started to be around 5-7 minutes apart. They were kind of strong and almost took my breathe away a little. Around 10pm I called Blake and told him maybe he should come home so I could go get checked since I've never really had this happen before. I took a shower and got some things ready. He was home in no time and we were off to the hospital.
I went to the labor and delivery ER. They took me to a little room and hooked me up to the monitor. Of course their equipment wasn't working right and the lady tried telling me that I wasn't having that many contractions. So she found a different monitor so she could pick it up better. By this time they were super uncomfortable. It was more in my right hip and lower back than anywhere else. We thought we had a new doctor because he said he would take us on as a patient. This visit I saw a completely different doctor. He said he talked to the other doctor and he acted like he didn't know who I was, only because I never had time to make an appointment to see him since we were just at the ER the day before for the whole diabetes incident. So this new doctor. Dr. D sat down and talked to us and wanted to understand everything that went on and why we really were looking for someone to deliver other than or original OB. We gladly told him about everything that's gone on. Just like anyone else. He was a little shocked.
They checked my cervix and said it still felt hard and closed. Which I don't understand that because I have 2 stitches holding it shut so even if it wanted to open it couldn't. So I'm not sure how it would have been dilated?! Because I was having contractions they admitted me and took me upstairs. They told me I wasn't allowed to eat or drink anything until they knew what was going on. Needless to say I did not sleep that night. They wouldn't even give me any pain medicine. The nurse said all I could take was Tylenol which did nothing. Not even Ambien helped!
All day Monday 12/26/11 I was in pain. Still couldn't eat or drink anything. They kept saying I was having contractions but that they were going to try to stop them. I got an IV because I was dehydrated. Which took sticking me twice without them numbing it like they did the last time. Ouch! All day long I begged for pain medicine and they still wouldn't give me any. By night time I was miserable! Every contraction which was about 3 minutes apart would wake me up. So I slept for 3 minutes at a time. They gave me 2 shots in the back of my arms to try to stop the contractions and of course it didn't work but for maybe 30 minutes. I guess maybe the nurse didn't believe me on how bad I was really hurting. Like I said by night time it was almost unbearable! I had to cling to the bed and cry and moan it hurt so bad. You know how you see it on tv. Yup that really happens! The new new doctor Dr. D came in that night and told me that since I was going to be 35 weeks 4 days the next day that he was just going to take my stitches out in the morning so he could actually see what was going on. Because obviously he couldn't tell if I was dilating with them being in there. I was so glad when he told me that! Again I barely slept that night. Still no food and not water. And no pain medicine.

Tuesday 12/27/11 at 8am he took me up to surgery and did a spinal block to take the stitches out. After this everything was kind of a blur the rest of the day so I'm not exact on the times things happened. I would say maybe a few hours later he checked me and I was dilated to 3-4cm. I still don't think they gave me anything for pain at this point. Or if they did it certainly did not help! The entire time they said they wouldn't induce labor but that if I was in fact in labor they wouldn't stop it. So to hear them say I was dilated I was thinking thank god this is almost over! The Anesthesia lady came in to talk to me about an epidural and wanted to know when I wanted it. Told her I had no clue and was waiting for the doctor to check me again. A few more hours went by and he rechecked me and I was at 8cm! No wonder I was in so much pain. If you start contracting do NOT wait until you are dilated to 8 to get an epidural because it is the worst pain I've ever felt!  They came back right away and started the epidural. Which didn't hurt all that bad since I've had a spinal block a million times. It kicked in right away thank god. I had no clue that it was hooked to a button that you could push every 15 minutes if needed. And you better bet I pushed that sucker every 15 minutes because I did not want to feel what was about to happen! They took me to Labor and Delivery and got everything set up. Waited a few more hours and got rechecked and I was finally at 9cm. He put the stirrup things up and had me lay there so he could see what was going on. All of my family went out of the room except for Blake. Not to long after that he had me push a few times to see if he could get things moving. Which worked because now I was ready to go. I would say it was around 5:30pm at this time. My mom came in the room so she got to watch the entire thing. Blake wasn't sure if he would pass out or not so he stayed by my head. And of course here's my mom with a camera in my face trying to take a picture! LOL So I started pushing which I wasn't even sure if I was doing it right because I had never tried to push anything out of my vagina before. And that pushing business is not fun! At first it was okay but then I started getting heart burn which made me barely able to even breathe. She tells you to push and count to ten. I'm already at 5 and she just starts counting! Didn't make it to ten a few times! And she told me every time I felt pressure towards my butt to let her know so I could push. I wasn't sure what I was feeling but every minute or so I would push. Mean while the doctor is down there making jokes. He literally used extra virgin olive oil and poured it down there to help stretch out the skin so he could slide out. Is that normal?? So after about 20 minutes of pushing they could see the top of his head which was full of hair! The doctor said he would need a haircut asap! I said well he's in luck because that's what I do. He laughed! So after a total of about 40 minutes of pushing he finally came out! He weighed 6 pounds 5 ounces and was 19 inches long! And had a head full of dark hair! There was only 3 nurses and 1 doctor in the room. ( That I can remember) They took him over to the heater to check him out. They still weren't sure if he was going to need the Nicu or not so I didn't see him until the doctor was done fixing me up. I felt the after birth plop or roll out I guess you could say. After that I asked if I ripped and he said a little. I should have hit that epidural button one extra time because I could almost feel him stitching me up. Then I finally got to hold Levi! He had some chubby cheeks! And wasn't as little as I thought he would be.
Not sure how much time passed by but they got me a wheel chair and took me down to the after delivery floor. Blake got to hold Levi and took him down to the nursery. Surprisingly I didn't cry once! I figured I would  ball like a baby. The nurse finally brought him in so we could see him. She asked if we wanted him to sleep in our room but the theme of my pregnancy is to scare the crap out of me apparently. So she told us how sometimes they can choke at night and if he was in the room with us we wouldn't know it because they don't do it out loud. So we let him sleep in the nursery at night.
Wednesday 12/28/11-Levi stayed in our room all day. We had a bunch of family come in and out. I was trying to get the hang out breast feeding and he finally figured out how to latch on. He still has some trouble with the whole sucking thing. He puts it in his mouth and then just leaves it sit there. Which is one of the reasons they don't want babies to come early. Everyone kept saying he was really mature for a 35 weeker. The last visitor of the day was Blake's sister. The reason him and I met in the first place! Blake had to leave for work around 8:30 so he missed her by a few minutes. After she left I was laying on the bed with Levi curled up next to me. The same nurse I've had every night came in and sat down on the couch next to the bed and looks like she's about to say something serious. She tells me that his labs came back and that his Bilirubin was really high. Which I had no clue at the time what that was. She starts out with saying if it's to high and they don't treat it it can cause brain damage. So I'm freaking out and about to cry so I couldn't even talk to ask her questions. She takes him back to the nursery and tells me he has to stay under lights to fix the problem. So mean while I google it and find out it's jaundice. Not sure why she approached the topic like she did but I cried all night because Blake wasn't there to talk to and I felt like I did something to harm Levi. Of course being the mom I should feel like I could fix everything. Which I know isn't the case. I didn't fall asleep until 4:15am. They woke me up at 5:30am to feed him. Which at this point because they need him to eat more they were bottle feeding him as much formula as he could drink which was normally 20ml at a time. So starting this morning every 3 hours they would bring him down for 30 minutes just to eat. So I went from holding him and seeing him all day to now I barely see him at all. Blake got off work at 6am so when he got here I told him what the nurse told me. So of course he freaks out and calls her in the room to find out what was going on. I fell back asleep until maybe 9am. The next round of nurses came in. Because I had barely slept I guess maybe they thought I was stupid and needed to repeat everything 10 times. They were getting on my nerves to say the least but they're okay now. Today when they bring him he's still on the pad that glows blue and makes him look like a glow worm. Or at least that's what Blake calls him. I went and looked in the nursery last night and saw him laying there under the light by himself which was really hard to see hence the reason I cried all night. My  mom and her best friend came to visit around 11:30am. They brought Levi down shortly after that to eat. As we're sitting there the hospitals pediatrician came in and tells us they got some labs back and begins to tell us her thoughts on a certain subject that needed some testing. Which I won't discuss until we actually get the results back so don't ask! Kind of a scary topic but the way this lady was talking I'm starting to wonder if she even knows what she's talking about!
After that lovely discussion my mom, Blake and I walked to the cafeteria to eat lunch which is like a mile away somewhere in the building. Longest I've walked in awhile! But I had the biggest pile of nachos I've ever seen! We've been feeding Levi like normal every few hours. They check his Bilirubin level twice a day which is for the Jaundice. From what I know it started at 12.5 and went down to 12.4 which is good and they just now said it's still at 12.4 which even though it's the same it isn't bad because he's growing so as long as the number stays the same it's fine. Although they want it to go down obviously.
I just got discharged but they're letting us stay tonight so we don't have to go home and drive back. They'll reassess it tomorrow to let us know if we have to leave or not. It would make it a lot easier to go home and get the last minute things done but at the same time who wants to leave the hospital without their child.
I'm still debating about the whole breast feeding thing. I may try to pump and just feed him breast milk with a bottle since I already have the stuff. Not sure I can handle that latching on because the boobs hurt enough as it is! She just left with Levi and they leaked the entire time I was holding him. Kinda crazy! He's so tiny to hold. I feel like I'm going to break him or something. I still feel like it was all a dream and that I really don't have my own baby. I'm sure it will sink in when we finally get to go home.

That's all I got for now. I'll update if I forgot anything.

Oh and by the way. Still don't have any stretch marks! Woohoo! But my feet are swelling which is weird cuz they didn't swell while I was pregnant. I'll take that over stretch marks and the gigantic post baby bellies I've been seeing around here. Mine still sticks out but not like some of these women thank god! lol


Tuesday, December 27, 2011


Levi Jaxen! He was born today! I'll update more tomorrow or when I have time. He was 6 pounds 5 ounces and born a month early. He didn't need any time in the NICU! We'll probably go home in 2 days.
Notice the peace sign! lol

<3 Christine

Saturday, December 24, 2011

New Doctor!

I just got home from the ER. I went because I was kind of paranoid about the whole Diabetes thing and not having any medicine and having to wait until Tuesday. Plus I haven't really been feeling well. I've had headaches, felt dizzy and have just felt blah. They checked my urine and said that I have Ketones in it because I'm not eating or drinking enough so I'm using up my stored fat. Which it effects my blood sugar. He also said I had a few contractions but that they stopped. He wrote me a prescription for a Diabetes medicine. And the best part is that I got a new doctor. Blake told him our concern about our other doctor and how she has missed so many things that could have been prevented or helped earlier than they have been. So he said he would be glad to see me as a patient. And he's actually in the same building as the high risk doctors I've been going to. Plus I'll deliver at the hospital I've been in rather than at a hospital that doesn't even have a NICU or with doctors and nurses who are ignorant. I would much rather start over with someone new than have to deal with a doctor who neglects their patients. I have to call Tuesday to get an appointment for some time this coming week. Not sure now when he would take the stitches out and all that.

On another note. If I get one more comment about pregnancy and what I should be doing from someone that has no clue and has never been pregnant or had Diabetes or been on bed rest I'm gonna snap! You've been warned!

Merry Christmas by the way! lol


Friday, December 23, 2011


So Dr. B told me herself yesterday that she would get the glucose monitor and medication called in to my pharmacy. I even gave her the pharmacy number. I didn't know if it would be ready yesterday so we go to pick it up today. They have nothing in their computer. So I'm guessing her or her nurse never called it in. Lovely! So I call the on call number and the answering people they have say that they don't do anything with medications they're just there for emergency. And that no one will be in the office until Tuesday 12/27/11. Well hello I would say this is probably an emergency. So she leaves a message for Dr. N who is another doctor in the office. Mean while my phone dies so I can't even answer it to talk to them. I finally call back and get put on the phone with Dr.N. He asks me what the medication was and I tell him I have no clue. It was just the tester and a medication. (I'm not a doctor how the hell should I know what she prescribes for Diabetes?!) So he tells me that he can't call anything in if he doesn't know what it was. Had I been taking the medicine he could but since it's brand new there wasn't anything he could do. He just said to watch what I eat. Mmmk?!? Can I just say how frustrating this has been! First she misses the whole cervix thing and I almost lose my baby. Next she never checks me for gestational diabetes until 34 weeks because she had no clue that the other office didn't do it. Wouldn't you at least call and check?? And now she doesn't even freaking call in the medication I should have been taking all this time! All I got to say is she better figure out what she's doing and if anything happens to my baby she will be in a mess of trouble!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Gestational Diabetes I was typing my last post I missed a phone call from my regular doctors office and it was actually my doctor who left the message saying that I have Gestational Diabetes. I'm waiting on the nurse to call me back. She said she needs to call me in some medicine and the glucose tester. And wants to see me next week to explain all of it. Which I already have an appointment for Wednesday. I'm hoping she'll tell me that she'll take the stitches out at 36 weeks since it's so close so I won't have to deal with all this or put him under any stress. No wonder I haven't felt good! I need to ask the nurse about the pains I've been having and some other symptoms that are TMI that I won't get into.

Other than getting my miracle out of this I can honestly say this is the worst experience I've ever had and I do not want to do it again! As long as I have one baby I will be happy. But this is torture!

Glucose Testing #2 and the last high risk appointment!

Tuesday we had to be at my regular doctors office at 7:30am. I was getting really irritated and almost left because we sat there over 30 minutes waiting on the lady who draw blood to get there. Apparently the lady that was suppose to be there at 7:30 called out. So when the back up finally got there she drew my blood and then I drank the lovely sugar drink. I was so tired and wanted to just lay down. I asked if we could go sit in the car but she said wait in here for the first hour in case you get sick. So after the hour was up she drew my blood again. Then we went and sat in the car for the next hour and I feel asleep. She drew my blood again. This time I laid on the chairs in the waiting room. I so did not care who saw me laying down. I'm use to bed rest so sitting for over 3 hours about killed me. She drew my blood for the final time and then we got to go home. We didn't get home until noon and I was starving!

On Wednesday we had our final appointment with the high risk doctors. We still had no clue what Levi was measuring from the last appointment since they lady wouldn't tell us. We got the nice lady this time so we asked her. She told us last Wed he was measuring 5 pounds 6 ounces. And that he gains about a half pound a week so that would make him almost 6 pounds now! Yay! Some how my cervix was still measuring 20mm. I was kinda surprised because I've walked around a lot this week and have cleaned and what not. When I was laying on the table waiting for her to start the ultrasound I got the worst pain in my back. Wasn't sure what it was but it went away. Levi had hiccups when she was doing the belly ultrasound. He is so cute and has little chubby cheeks! They put the ultrasound pictures on a disk so I'll have to upload those later.

Last night I had some really bad back and hip pain. I took tylenol and that didn't help. So I got the heating pad out and it helped. Then I woke up in the middle of the night and my hips were just sore. I guess it's from him laying on  a nerve or my hips just getting ready for him to come out. Right now I feel fine but I haven't really moved around much today.

Next Wednesday I go to my regular doctor to get an ultrasound and then she's going to check my cervix and tell us when she has decided to take the stitches out!

Christmas isn't going to be to exciting this year. Just me and Blake. He has to work at 6pm on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day which sucks but that's life. I will be so glad when all of this is over! I just want to see him already. I think he's going to look a lot like Blake!

Happy Thursday!

Saturday, December 17, 2011

34 Weeks

How far along? 34 weeks
Total weight gain/loss: Not sure at the moment but at least 25 pounds :(
Maternity clothes? Same as last time. Just wear bigger t-shirts and pj's since I don't go anywhere.
Stretch marks? Just one little tiny one. And it better stay that way!

Sleep: I can't sleep for the life of me.  Tuesday I will be getting Ambien!
Best moment this week: Feeling how big he is in there. Kinda crazy!
Miss Anything? Walking, Cleaning, Cooking...and most of all shopping!
Movement: He doesn't move a whole lot but when he does it's strong!
Food cravings: Don't really have any cravings right now. I'm just super thirsty!
Anything making you queasy or sick: Nope just heartburn.
Have you started to show yet: Yes, I feel like a whale!
Gender: Boy
Labor Signs: Not really. Just a whole lot of pressure down there. Really uncomfortable.

Symptoms: Heart burn every single day. Constipation sometimes. I can't breathe when I lay down. I'm always thirsty. A lot of pressure down there and some random pains. Peeing every 5 mins.
Belly Button in or out? Still in. Looks normal.
Wedding rings on or off? I don't wear it when I'm at home but the last few times I went to put it on it's tight so I can't wear it right now.

Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy I guess. I have my moments.
Looking forward to: Holding my baby hopefully in 2 weeks! And to be able to breathe again.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Glucose Testing

I got a phone call on Monday from my regular OB, Dr.B. She said I need to come in for the glucose testing since I never had it done. So I went in the next day. I picked the orange flavor because I was told it wasn't as bad as the others. She said I had 10 minutes to drink it but I sucked it down so I didn't have to wait a million years. Then they called my name to go and sit in one of the little rooms. The nurse took my blood pressure and it was 130s/90s, which she said was high. And let me tell you what, I felt like crap after I drank that stuff. I laid on the table until the lady came in to draw my blood. Then we went back and waited some more. Dr. B came in and apologized a million times because she thought since I was going to the high risk doctors that they were actually seeing me. She said she has other doctors that she send her patients to and they see them like she would. So she had no clue that this group of doctors didn't do that. So I wasn't the only one left out apparently. I should have called but I figured she's the doctor she knows what she's doing.
So I just got the phone call and they said I failed the one hour. Which explains why I felt so bad after. On Tuesday the 20th I have to go back and do the 3 hour. I don't have to see Dr.B that day but I'm going to make sure they check my blood pressure and see if I can find out when she decided the schedule the cerclage removal. We have SO much stuff to do with in the next month and I can't plan anything! Kinda stressful!  Blake got a new job and we're moving back to Ohio where I'm originally from! It will be so nice to be around family and people that I actually know. And I'm excited to hang out with people that I've known since elementary and middle school!
The day after the glucose testing we went to the high risk doctors. They measured Levi but for what ever reason the girl wouldn't tell us what he was measuring. They always have before. She said to call Dr.B and ask. When she measured his head the screen said 35 weeks and 2 days. And I was only 33 weeks 5 days at the time. Which I know those things aren't always accurate. I think he may just have a big head like his dad. Which is going to be no bueno when it comes to pushing him out! I also only have to go and see them one more time until they release me because after 34 weeks you can't do an internal ultrasound. So I will be getting checked the old fashioned way until I deliver. My cervix was measuring at 23mm!  And Dr.B told me that I can stop all of my medicine at 35 weeks. Other than going for the glucose testing on Tuesday I don't see her again until Dec. 28th. Which on the 30th I will be 36 weeks and she may take the stitches out then or wait until Jan. 6th. It really isn't that far away but I feel like it's an eternity! I've been feeling miserable but it's starting to get even worse. I hurt all over, esp down there. And I can't hardly breathe! Thank god my little tiny stretch mark hasn't grown anymore. I don't see how women have more than one kid. I mean it's cute and all but good lord it's a lot of work! Anyways, that's all for now!


Saturday, December 10, 2011


I jinxed myself....

Do you see that little line. Yup...that's a stretch mark. Let's just have a little conversation. We have 3 weeks! Stay right where you are and I won't be mad. Promise!

Friday, December 09, 2011

Mini 33 week Update

I'm gonna keep this one short and to the point. Wednesday we went to the doctor. Everything is still normal and my cervix has been the same staying at 20mm. Still at home! I thought maybe they would measure him again but they said we needed my doctors approval. So I made a phone call. I needed to call her anyways to schedule the appointment to get my cerclages taken out. They're going to measure him when I go next Wednesday. Hope he's at least 5 pounds because I get my cerclages out in 3 weeks! December 30th! I don't want an early baby but I can't even begin to explain how much I hurt and I have sooooooo much stress going on right now. Plus I'm starting to panic about him coming out and not being alive. Damn youtube videos! I would rather him be out and know he's okay then wait and something be wrong. Hopefully I'm not the only one with that kind of fear but after all I've been through to keep this baby I don't know what I would do if I lost him.
My doctor thinks he'll come right after she takes the cerclages out but because she is getting booked up she scheduled me a follow up appointment on January 9th. Everyone and their momma are having babies right now! I'm so scared to even stand up once the stitches are out!

Here's little Levi at our appointment on Wednesday. He's so cute! I just wanna pinch those fat cheeks! 

That's all I got for this week! Until next time....

Have a good weekend!

33 weeks and dropping!

How far along? 33 weeks
Total weight gain/loss: Just weighed myself and I lost 5 pounds so the total is only 18 pounds still.
Maternity clothes? Glad I only bought a few things because I don't exactly go anywhere except the doctors so at home I wear Blake's clothes :)
Stretch marks? No! Yay!!!! But I am a little fuzzy. What's up with that?!

Sleep: Who needs sleep. I can't fall asleep until like 1am for some reason. Then I wake up at 6am and can't fall asleep. So there's usually a nap some where in my day.
Best moment this week: Seeing how fat he's getting on the ultrasounds!
Miss Anything? Still my freedom. Tired of just laying here. Can't believe I was able to do it for this long tho and not hate life.
Movement: He doesn't move as much anymore because he's getting back but when he does it kinda hurts!
Food cravings: The only thing I have craved is salt. Not like licking salt or anything. Just salty food. Like McDonald's fries or pretzels. And I know it's bad but I always want soda. I've been good about not drinking it this whole pregnancy tho!
Anything making you queasy or sick:  I feel sick in the morning. It usually goes away and I never actually get sick. And my nose is sensitive. I could smell a fart from a mile away. I swear!
Have you started to show yet: Umm.....yes!
Gender: Boy
Labor Signs: Obviously. I think I've been cramping for about a week. Which I guess isn't good to announce because it makes everyone else paranoid! lol
Belly Button in or out? Still in. Looks normal.
Wedding rings on or off? I don't wear it when I'm at home but the last few times I went to put it on it's tight so I can't wear it right now.

Happy or Moody most of the time: I would say moody. The things people do become more annoying when your pregnant. Or maybe people really are that annoying they just didn't bother you before??
Looking forward to: Holding my baby hopefully in 3 weeks!

Saturday, December 03, 2011

ER Visit

Last night I ended up going to the emergency room at around 8:30pm. As I posted before I stopped taking Indocin on Thursday. Not sure if that had anything to do with it but late that night I started feeling crampy around my hips and down low. Friday I woke up and it had went away until about mid day. All day long Blake kept asking me what was wrong and said that I was grumpy. I just kept saying I didn't feel good. Then it dawned on me that I hadn't really felt him move much all day. So I was laying in bed and kept poking at my stomach which normally makes him poke back. Nothing. So of course I was scared to death. I thought maybe it's nothing and he's just getting bigger and can't move as much. I was telling Blake and he was scared to death also. I thought maybe I just have to do #2. That didn't help either. So we got dressed and went to the ER. They hooked me up to the monitors and put the doppler on. I was soooo glad I could hear his heart beat. Which was staying around 147-150. They did a few tests and checked the monitor and said I wasn't having contractions and that everything looked normal. The doctor came in and said everything on the monitors are signs of a healthy baby. Kinda forgot to ask what the cramps were from but I figured it's Braxton  Hicks or him getting bigger and trying to get in his spot. I also haven't been very hungry lately. Something will sound good but when I go to eat it I just feel sick. I started taking my vitamins at night again and that has helped some.
Today I woke up and still felt crampy. I keep being told to time them but it's more of just an all day cramp. No clue what it is but I'm not bleeding or having contractions so I guess I just have to deal with it for now. Monday I'm making the appointment to get my stitches out! So he could be here in 27 days! Crazy!!!

And there must be something in the water because I know like 10 people who are pregnant and due around the same time!

Have A Good Weekend!

Thursday, December 01, 2011


On Tuesday 11/29/11, I had a doctors appointment with my regular OB. I haven't been back to her since all of this happened in September. I didn't think I needed to see her since I'm seeing the high risk doctors but she is still technically my doctor. She scheduled me an ultrasound for that day also. Once we got in the room she was planning on checking my cervix but decided she didn't need to because I had an appointment the following day with the high risk doctors. I go there weekly since they're the ones that put the cerclages in. I really like my original doctor even though all of this happened. She gave me a couple options on what we can do when it comes to delivering. She said we could transfer our care over to the high risk doctors and have them do it or we could still have her do it. Her office is about 30 minutes away. So we would prefer to have the high risk doctors take out the cerclages and deliver. BUT....they won't take me on as a patient. They said the only way they would is if I had no other doctor and they had to. So that pretty much leaves us with going to my regular OB. She told us on Tuesday that she takes cerclages out between 36/37 weeks. And tomorrow I will be 32 weeks! I've talked to several people who have had cerclages and they said as soon as the stitches were out the baby came. So it looks like I could be having a baby by the end of the month! Yay!!!

They still have me on Indocin and Procardia. The Indocin is the one that makes my fluid low. Which I had an appointment with the high risk doctors yesterday, Wednesday, and they said it was getting low again. So we asked about coming off of it because they told us that I would need to anyway before 34 weeks so his kidneys would function properly and he could produce urine. So as of tomorrow I will no longer be taking that. It also helps stop contractions so I'm not sure what is gonna happen not being on it. They checked my cervix and it is still measuring at 20mm which is the same as last week. I'm still on bed rest. I try sitting up a little more because sometimes I can't breathe very good laying all the way flat. And the heart burn is killing me lately!

I go back to the high risk doctors on Wednesday again and they'll remeasure the cervix and check the fluid again. I believe the ultrasound tech said they no longer do the internal ultrasound between 34/35 weeks so after that they just check with their hands. I need to call tomorrow to ask my regular OB about setting up a time to take the cerclages out and talk to her about everything that's gonna happen. She even told me she thinks he'll come right after. She's been getting my ultrasound reports weekly and has seen my cervix go up and down. I'm really not sure if they will have me stay in the hospital and have her do it or if she plans on sending me home. Which I don't think she will.

That's all for now! I'll update again when I hear something new.

Btw...I can't believe it's December already! These last 8 months have gone by super fast. Thank god!