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.
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.
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!
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