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What's Your Story? Tell us. / Re: Pregnant again after early loss
« Last post by EnglishRose23 on May 25, 2018 at 10:12 PM »
Pleased to hear your cervical length has improved! I've noticed I always feel best when baby is breech. Head down is too much pressure, and traverse seems to trigger contractions for me.

How was his growth on your scan?
Yay for the good ultrasound, hugs for the scare that followed. Have they sent you home or still keeping you in for observation?

I've made it a week further since my bloody show type mucous last Friday so doesn't necessarily mean things are starting up.

Hoping for many more weeks for you till you get to see those beautiful eyelashes in person!!

We had an ultrasound yesterday and were able to see so many details.

The tech was able to show us that baby already has visible eyelashes. She said that normally she only sees this with cultures that are known to have long eyelashes and that this baby must have gorgeous eyes. How cute is that???

We also saw baby open it’s eyes, saw its lungs expanding as it practiced breathing, and saw the corpus colossum and evidence of neurological activity. In a proud mom moment, the tech took a picture of the brain activity to use for educational purposes as she said she rarely gets to see such great evidence of this (I’m beaming).

Immediately after the ultrasound I went to the bathroom. When I wiped, I noticed a small amount of mucusy discharge which looks alarmingly similar to the discharge I had when we lost our first child and was diagnosed with incompetent cervix.

We rushed to L&D where I began to have pretty intense BH contractions that were picked up on the monitor.

They removed my pessary and I was given a speculum exam to ensure waters hadn’t broken. Luckily, the test came back negative.

When they removed the speculum there was a lot of mucus streaked with some blood.

I freaked out, thinking it was bloody show, but was reassured that my cervix was closed and was stable, measuring the same length as it has been since 18 weeks. They repeated the digital test several hours later with no change.

I’m still feeling quite anxious. The digital exams were very rough. My regular OBs have been cautious about vaginal exams due to the precariousness of my situation.
When they reinserted my pessary, it was also not very gentle (my hospital doesn’t usually do pessaries for OB/IC patients, and my regular OB wasn’t available).

Since the ordeal, I have been feeling sharp tweaks in my cerclage and it feels irritated or dry down there. So worried that we aggravated the situation.

Baby is oblivious to all the trauma and is moving around like crazy.

27 weeks is so much better than with our first loss. I know we should feel lucky to have made it this far.

Still hoping for a healthy, happy, thriving, full-term baby!
What's Your Story? Tell us. / Re: 28 weeks - 2nd Pregnancy
« Last post by OBmom on May 24, 2018 at 01:15 PM »
Hi!! Congrats on the new arrival, so glad to hear you made it to term!
Hope your little one stays for the shortest time in the NICU and you get to bring him home soon.
All the best for your family too.

Just wanted to update you all. Our baby was delivered on the 22nd just over 37 weeks. He didn't pick up any weight the last week so my Dr decided to deliver slightly earlier. He was born late on Tuesday weighing 2.1kg and was doing so well that he spent his first 24hrs with us in the maternity ward. However his blood sugar was not stable so they moved him to NICU last night. He is doing really well though and will be coming home in a couple of days. So relieved we made it so far and had such good outcomes. Thank you all for your support!

@OBMom - all the best for you and your baby. I read your update.

@aletf - I've been posting here from 28weeks and made it all the way to 37weeks. All the best!

What's Your Story? Tell us. / Re: Pregnant again after early loss
« Last post by Jadeandrainbowbub on May 24, 2018 at 07:00 AM »
Had another ultrasound today. Bub is now breech, and my cl is a little longer. Yay!! I think maybe him not being head down is taking some of the pressure off?  So relieved!
Making the Best of Bed Rest / Re: Monday Roll Call for May 21, 2018
« Last post by jmomma on May 23, 2018 at 03:51 PM »
27+5 today; 2 more days until 28 weeks and the third trimester! I can't wait. I have a growth scan on Friday, so I'm praying everything looks good, but I'm so grateful to have made it to the next goal. I'm looking forward to seeing how things look and what they have to say about any restrictions or not. I'm getting to the point where I'm super worried about my water breaking at any moment...

Since growing up and entering the work force, then having kids, I've slacked so much with reading. And I waste WAY too much time on my phone. So I'd like to come up with a reading goal, as my "to read" list is a mile long. Mostly it consists of faith based (philosophical, theological, apologetics) type books, but I also have a lot of classics I'd like to read or re-read. I LOVE classics.
What's Your Story? Tell us. / Re: Looking Back on Bedrest
« Last post by Angela on May 23, 2018 at 01:46 PM »
Hi, there!
Thanks so much for sharing your story and offering this advice to our moms. You're so right about what you said:  Even though bedrest seems like forever, once it's over, it seems like a blur.

Wishing you, Baby Jenna and your family all of the best!
That is so VERY VERY wonderful to hear!!! Thank you so much for sharing your journey with us, and your success story. You are going to bring hope to more moms than you can imagine!
What's Your Story? Tell us. / Re: Back for round 3
« Last post by Jadeandrainbowbub on May 22, 2018 at 11:25 PM »
That's great news that your little girl is growing  and you have better blood flow to the placenta! 27 weeks is awesome too! Past the micro Premmie stage!

That sucks about the GD and the cervix length being shorter. Hopefully you don't have any more contractions and you can cook bub for much longer :)
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