Only one more week to go, and then I won't care when this baby comes because I'm confident she'll be safe! Yes, perhaps she'll need some oxygen, perhaps she'll have a little trouble eating and staying warm at first, but long-term, she'll be FIIIIIIIINE.
I'm so excited. There have been several times over the past 7 weeks that the Doctors thought this baby was coming no matter what they did, but I really do have faith I'll make it to 32-34 weeks. Today, that miracle looks closer than ever.
Some people are even starting to root for 36 weeks, but let me assure you I won't make it that far. I had been on Procardia "as needed" prior to my last mag run, but after I lost almost all of my cervix, we started an around-the-clock regimen in order to stay ahead of the contractions. For the first week of consistent Procardia, I could see a definite drop in both intensity and frequency of contractions. However, as the weeks progress, I can also see my uterus is getting more and more determined to go into labor even though I'm at my maximum dose. I still have full faith I can get to at least 32 weeks, but 36? Even the OB laughed and said, "Natalie, you won't make it that far."
Just ONE more week,
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