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#31 of 57 Old 12-08-2007, 12:32 AM - Thread Starter
 
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another update, cause I have nothing better to do:
just talked to my midwife. She wants me taking the half dose of terb. from now on as i shouldn't be having contractions while at complete rest. And the mucus plug made her nervous, so she def. wants me to see the doc. I also talked to our old midwives and apparently at 28 weeks with dd I was 50% effaced...so we want to avoid that now. New midwife is now taking a sort of emotional support/terminology explainer stance only, as she really can't deal with PTL issues. I just want to have a good healthy midwife supported pregnancy! I asked her about taking care of dd and she told me that at least for the next two weeks, she doesn't want me here alone with her, as I can't be there in an emergency. : Oh, and I might not be able to go to the inlaws for xmas (3 hour cartrip), which is devastating to me. God I hope that Monday brings better news. This just sucks because I fully expected to be told that I was just having my normal irritable uterus issues.

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Many ((((((HUGS)))))) I was on strict bedrest from 30 weeks with my first and it was hard, but worth it. I hope the ultrasound shows no change.
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Jillybeans--I was thinking about you all day and saying lots of little prayers, hoping that I'd log on to read that your appt. went really well. I'm sorry to hear that you're on complete bed-rest but relieved to hear that they'll get you in on Monday rather than Thursday. Try to stay as positive as possible. Talk to your body and your baby, encourage them both to work together to keep your dear girl safely in your uterus for as long as possible. I will continue to pray for you both and envision only the best outcome.

I hope you get a lot of good answers on Monday.

Hugs to you. Hang in there, momma.
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Many hugs.

I hope Monday brings some + news.
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Jill - So sorry this isn't playing out as you'd hoped. I'm sure it is hard to let go of the plans (like Xmas trip) and the hopes / expectations (mw attendance, no problems) and accept the reality of what is needed right now... Hang in there and I will be hoping that each hour and each day are a little easier and more relaxed. I'm sure you'll go stir crazy but maybe you can also get into the zone for most of the time...

and : for a helpful, hopeful appointment on Monday! And please DO keep us updated!
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Jill- Bedrest stinks!!! I have been trying to avoid it, and so far have (but only barely!). And to not be able to take care of your eldest right now . . . I hope Monday's visit brings better news. Perhaps you'll be able to get off of the terbutaline? That would be something, eh?
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Jill,
I'm so sorry to hear you are going through this. Please take it easy. I will be thinking of you and sending positive thoughts for your appointment tomorrow. Many hugs!!

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I'm so sorry you going through all this. Hopefully tomorrow you'll get some good news. We'll all be thinking of you!

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Jillybeans,

Hang in there! I'm so sorry to hear you're going through this. But I am glad to hear that you are being monitored closely and have lots of people watching over you. Bedrest is really hard, but if it helps, that's all that matters. Keep us posted!
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Hugs I can only imagine how hard this is for you. Sending you lots of "stay put baby" thoughts and prayers.

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and as many positive thoughts as I can send are heading your direction. Hang on Jill and stay put a bit longer little one... Keep us posted and know that we are all here for you...
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Jilly Beans, you are in my thoughts! Please keep us posted.
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any updates - thinking of you today

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ok, so some good news. Contracted all the way into town, got to the office, had to wait. Then he was going to only do the fetal fibronectin test. I told him I wanted him to either check my cervix or do a transvag because I didnt' want to wait for results, that I had to have a gameplan. Cervix looked the same. Which is encouraging, except he did say that sometimes the cervix doesnt' change at all until right before labor. I should get the ffn results back tomorrow, and after that we're good. He said that basically it's like my body is majorly revving the engine, but not putting it in gear. That I'm contracting like I'm going into labor, but at this point (and this could change) it isn't changing my cervix any. Lucky me, huh? I asked him about bedrest, he said there hasn't been a lot of concrete proof that it actually helps. But my midwife agreed with me that obviously it helps me which is really all that matters. So limited bedrest, but I can take care of dd. And no more terb! He said most women develop a resistance to it, and that it's not an overly effective drug anyway. So good news so far. No pics of Ayla, he didn't check her. And I'm back with my midwife unless things change (or the ffn is + tomorrow)

Thank the gods!

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Oh that sounds so much better. I hope your cervix stays the same.

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good news, good news... hoping all is cleared for you tomorrow...
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Glad your cervix isn't changing and hope things settle down soon! Relax body and stay in little one!
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That sounds like really good news. Yay!

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ffn was negative! So for now we just keep an eye on things, take it REALLY easy, and see my m/w more often.

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WOOHOO!!!! Hang in there Jill!!! I am sending the positive vibes your way!!!
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So glad to hear that you have some positive news coming your way Jill!:

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Whew! I'm glad you got such good news, Jillybeans. We're all breathing a big sigh of relief for you.

Hang in there and congrats!
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Yeah!

Glad you and the mw are thinking about what seems to be helping you and your body but I'm also glad you can do a little more with dd. Keep us updated...
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Glad to hear the good news

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ffn was negative! So for now we just keep an eye on things, take it REALLY easy, and see my m/w more often.
Wonderful news! Yay!

Betsy, mama to Zane 4/12/05 and Cade 3/5/08
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Yay!!!! I hope you can really enjoy these last few weeks of expectation!

me, wife to dh, the movie geek (7/01), mama to ds1, budding Star Wars geek (10/05), dd, budding princess of the dirt (03/08) and ds2, budding extrovert. watch out! (8/10).
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