A quick little update... it's late, I'm tired, and there is a nice slice of tuxedo cheesecake waiting in my kitchen!!
I had a weekly routine visit today. You know last week was a HUGE scare for me so I had no idea what today was going to bring. I prepared myself for the worst though... my house was clean, laundry done (thank you, Cameron), bills paid, boys' schedule (in detail) posted up, and so much more little things I wouldn't have to worry about if I were admitted. Although, I did not bring a hospital bag with me to my appointment because I think that is bad luck!!
I first had a quick cervical length check with my favorite ultrasound tech. I wasn't too sure of what to think of it when I saw it. The length, to me and my mom, still looked pretty decent, but it really looked as if the cervix had opened a significant amount compared to last week. Of course, the ultrasound tech didn't give me any answers and just smiled as she walked out the door as I asked if the doctor was going to make me stay...
My IP's came back with the doctor. He said he was pleased and was convinced that I took bed rest very serious this past week. I think that the false scare that happened at my last appointment was a huge reality check and I have rested so much more!!! My cervix is still in the low 3 cm range, with pressure it is in the 2's. So, it has shortened just a bit but as long as I'm RESTING I can stay home!!! It did appear to him on the ultrasound that I may have lost my mucus plug (I know, horrible medical term), but I don't recall that taking place. So, I'll be on the lookout!! The doctor did not do a vaginal exam to check for dilation because the more that happens the more it upsets the uterus. So, now I just have to be the judge... monitor contractions, pressure, leaking fluid, and most importantly, STAY IN BED!!!
Other than the normal complaints and discomforts, I just had to get sick over the weekend. I have had the worst cough and sore throat. Like many of you know, coughing and being very pregnant is not a good combination!!! I did go to urgent care and am on antibiotics for a respiratory infection, so I'm hoping for just a few more days of this.
Also, I can now say that I have swelled up!! Yesterday was the first sight of balloon feet and I could not find my ankles!! It isn't as bad as I know it can get, but it sure isn't pretty. I know I am taking on a lot of water weight... I gained 5 pounds this past week and I hardly eat!!! Wow, that's 34 pounds gained so far =(
Anyway, I guess that was a longer update than I thought and I really NEED my dessert now =) We are 31 weeks this Friday and are just about there to 32 weeks!!! We have another appointment in a week (babies will be measured in detail), so let's hope I make it!!