Monday, May 25, 2015

Bed Rest

On the 21st I went in for an ultrasound. My ultrasound on the 12th showed my cervix length 2.9. On the 21st my cervix length was down to .67. I'm told that is equal to 5mm. Which is basically nothing. My cervix is being held together by a stitch. At week 13 I got a cerclage and thank goodness I did. The stupid "expert" I had the cerclage consultation with tried to talk me out of it. If I would have listened to that bitch this baby would be gone.

So I was originally admitted to the hospital overnight. Given meds to stop my uterus from contacting. I was released basically with vaginal progesterone and a "we'll monitor you". I had to demand bed rest. They weren't even going to do that. So I feel like it's up to me and Kathy to get this baby to 24 weeks so the doctors will take this pregnancy seriously.

I do feel better with only a few days of bed rest. I feel so much less pressure. I know in my gut this is the best thing for me to do.

Keep us all in your thoughts. My poor Kathy is carrying our entire world on her shoulders. I have to lay here and pray nothing goes wrong.

We also have a foster child at the moment. It isn't working out. Even before the bed rest we decided to have the county find her a better placement. But now with the bed rest we really know this is the best decision.

This is my life as of today. I'll stay laying here for the next 6 weeks so we can help the baby!


  1. I'm praying for you and this baby. The decision to have your foster placement moved had to be so hard, but I agree, you made the right decision.

  2. Silently following along for a long time. Praying for you and this miracle baby boy!!

  3. Good to hear from you! I've been hoping and praying for you and your baby. Are you seeing a high risk OB? She doesn't sound very kind or empathetic! Maybe you could look around for someone else? Sounds like you are doing what your intuition tells you and your intuition is right. No body knows our bodies better than we do. No body can guard our selves and our babies from harm like we can. I'm
    Glad you feel more at peace now you are in bedrest. I feel for your wife taking care of everything else, but you've got your job and she has got hers. I was worried about the fostering and even though I'm sure it's hard to make the decision to not go forward with the placement it sounds like the right decision fur many reasons. Thinking of you and hoping for your baby to stay safe and inside you for a lot longer.