Friday, April 27, 2012

Doomsday Milestones

Pregnancy One:
Everything going as usual.
24 weeks, 0 days: water broke with Brynn.  Matt was out of town on business when I called him with the news. 
Delivered at 25 weeks after 1 wk of hospitalization. 

Pregnancy Two:
Everything going as usual.  Planning a move to Utah.
24 weeks, 3 days: high-risk clinic caught my dilating/thinning cervix and admitted me for 2 months of hospital bed rest right away.  Matt was out of town on business when I called him with the news.  Move to Utah postponed.
Delivered at 37 weeks--which is full term--after roughly 2 months of hospital bed rest and 1 month of at-home bed rest.
After the move, we closed on our house.

Pregnancy Three:
12 weeks: Cerclage placed.
Everything going as usual.  Planning a move to another city.
24 weeks: Cervix measuring at 4 cm, which is .6 cm LONGER than last handful of visits (anything over three 3 cm long is good--it is the opposite of being "effaced," which means "short" or "thin" cervix).  It looked so good, in fact, that the high risk clinic graduated me and I only need to be watched by my regular OB from that point on.
24 weeks and 3 days: No surprises.
26 weeks and 3 days: Matt headed out of town on business.  We both held our breath.
27 weeks and 0 days: Matt returned from his business trip without surprises.

Which brings me to TODAY, where Pregnancy Three is still going strong:
At 27 weeks and 1 day, we just closed on our new house.  We are starting to move (gradually and as stress-free as possible); but so far, we still have no surprises.

So now, we've passed ALL of our doomsday anniversaries and I'm still going strong.  I credit it, in part of course, to the cerclage.  But mostly, I thank greensmoothiegirl.com and her 12-Steps to Whole Foods recommendations.  I have been more energetic and happy than I have ever been--even compared to when I am not pregnant; my insomnia has almost disappeared; my regular migraines are completely gone; AND I have made it through two rounds of family sickness without becoming sick myself (which is a first for me for the last 8 years).

Now, I'm just concentrating on hitting 28 weeks ... then 32 ...

Anyone want to raise your bets for a full 40 weeks and a healthy 8 lb baby boy?  I am!  Hooray!

6 comments:

Alyson said...

Yay! So good to see you last Sunday, and I definitely have all of my fingers crossed for 40 weeks and 8 pounds. :)

Emily said...

I am so excited for you! I am so glad that you have been able to hit all these milestones.
I pray for you and your family that this pregnancy will remain on track for a healthy baby!

The Lingo Family said...

So exciting!!!!! Happy to hear all is well. Glad you are feeling great and I am checking out greensmoothiegirl for sure right now. Thanks for the inspiration. My little guy is due to join us in 30 days!!!

Pieces of me... said...

Hey I'm rooting for that!!

Mara Schasteen said...

I'm so glad you blog. I love to keep up! I am so pleased to read that the pregnancy is going well. And, my dear friend, I've been a green smoothie girl for a year and a half! I so wish I would have thought to recommend it for Brynn!!!!!!! Of course, of course, the alkalinity in our systems affects everything from indigestion to sleep apnea and I can see how it would help her retching. Congratulations on your move! Wish I could visit. Wish you could visit. Someday...

Matt and Tommi +4 said...

So glad that things are going so well for you guys!!! Love you tons!