Originally Posted by BeanBean06
Well I had my 2nd anatomy scan and 2week post op appt with the high risk doc this morning, im 20 weeks 3 days. Baby girl is so perfect! He actually said she couldn't be more perfect
my cervix on the other hand? Well... The funneling above the cerclage has gotten worse and will likely only continue to get worse as baby grows. Basically the cerclage is the only thing keeping her safe inside! The doc actually said we caught this JUST.IN.TIME. He said if we hadn't by this week or next, we would have lost her! I burst into tears when he said that! Way to close for comfort! He has started me on some progesterone cream as he thinks I've been contracting a bit as well. I'm to continue with extremely strict bed rest (I can't even sit up) and go back in two weeks. They are also going to start the "swab test" at my next appt and every 2weeks for the duration. I guess it's a test that can determine whether you are going to go into labor in the next two weeks. And he said if I ever get a positive from that test, I will be admitted immediately and stay for the duration of the pregnancy. Scary stuff. But as I lay here I am just trying to focus on the good stuff! I have awesome doctors! And our miracle is perfect! All the while hoping and praying my body holds up. *sigh*
Oh, BeanBean, how scary! I'm glad you have a doctor(s) taking good care of you. I'm praying for you!
AFM, not much new to report. I'm going to talk to the service guy about my car tomorrow. Hopefully, they'll be willing to work with me on payments, because somehow, I forgot that not only will we need to pay for that, but also make a rent payment! So I'm hoping that since our landlord is the mechanic's brother, he and I can convince him that we're willing/able to pay it, just not all at once this week, but they will still let us get the car. It's not like they don't know where we live. But every week, when I go make our rent payment, our landlord can't stop telling me how great of tenants we are, and how he wishes all his tenants were like us. That just makes me really proud, and happy. We're way ahead of rent (almost paying into January!), so if his brother won't let us make payments, he might let us skip a payment, or make a partial payment.
My friend reminded me that there's not that much time between now and April. Just a few (4-5) more months. I was like, "Wait! What?!?" I guess you can add me to the list of people who's pregnancy is going by fast. Another friend who's baby is... 6 or 7 months, now, has been cleaning out her storage unit, and has been helping us rebuild our house (furniture/dishes/the like, not our actual house), and had said something about passing down to us some of the stuff from her daughter. I guess she brought over a co-sleeper type thing today while I was at work. I saw it and was it hit me (again) that we're really, truly going to have a baby. It feels so weird to me, having a baby, and not worrying about stuff. (Okay, I worry, but not about any of the things I worried about with DD or DS). When DD was born, we were living with my biological parents, in a teeny tiny house, I was on SSI, H (at the time) wasn't working, and we were struggling every month, just to get by. When DS was born, H (at the time) had just gotten laid off from his job, we didn't have any heat, our electricity was about to be shut off, and we were two or three months behind on the rent. With this baby, DF and I are both working, we have (rent) a house that we don't have to worry about losing any time soon, we have enough money to pay our utilities, groceries, and we even have a *teensy* *tiny* bit of money saved. It's very new to us.
Anyway. DD was laying with me last night/early this morning, and she asked where could she lay that she could "hold" the baby. I told her, and a few minutes later, she *swore* she felt Baby kick. (I don't know whether she did or not, because I can't seem to ever be able to feel from the outside, but I did see a few kicks the other day, so maybe.) she was so excited! She's going to be an awesome big sister (again!)