Sunday, January 27, 2008
I'm Back on the Sofa Again
Well, most of the people who read this blog already know that I'm getting closer to being put on bedrest. At my 33 week appointment, my doctor checked out everything, and said the baby's head is "fully engaged," and my cervix is shortened. Which basically means the baby's in launch position. I didn't think the baby bump looked that low, but what do I know. I was afraid my doc's next words would be "bedrest." But he suggested putting my feet up a little more often, and keep aware of the Braxton Hicks contractions. If I have more than six an hour, call. The BH contractions are called practice contractions, and are described in all the books as painless and not strong enough to get things going. Huh! These are the contractions that got me to 3 cm dilated at 32 weeks pregnant with Duncan. Full term is considered 37+ weeks. So, I'm going on 35 weeks this week. I've got an appointment on Wednesday to see how things are going. I've definitely been having BH contractions, and sometimes pretty close to that 6/hr mark. I've only called the doctor once, and he said, "Up the amount of rest." So, here I am, back on the sofa again. I was there for four-five weeks the last pregnancy. No fun. I don't know how people on 3-4 months of bedrest manage. I'm hoping for at least a 37 weeker. So, that's just over two weeks. Maybe that'll give us enough time to choose a name! Any suggestions?