My normal OB told me today that I need to start watching my weight...GAH. It's not like I can exercise so everything us just kind of staying around...
STILL though! NOT NICE. I've only gained 16 pounds...and I'm halfway through my pregnancy...
Thursday, May 22, 2008
Here he is!!
Hey guys...I guess that it is good news and bad news. Good news is that my cervix hasn't opened any more and that Jake is growing normally, he's actually above average in weight, so that's good. Bad news is that while the cervix isn't opening more, it's not closing by itself. And with the infection and not knowing what's going on, I can't have the cerclage surgery because I could get another infection.
Dr. Greig has put me on TOTAL bedrest, I can be upstairs or down, but I have to lay down. I can't walk, so I have to get my hands on a wheelchair. I can get up to go to the bathroom. That's about it. No driving, no swimming or any other activites in the water, no sitting up for long periods (I have to drop a class since I can't take tests in the testing center), no flying up to NH to see my littlest sister graduate high school.
There's worse news that I'm trying not to think about. I'm at extremely high risk of preterm labor and my water breaking. Right now if that happens there is nothing that they can do to stop it. There is NOTHING wrong with the baby, Jake is perfectly healthy, I am just having a problem carrying him. They don't know why this is happening to me, I am a healthy 23 year old normally. So, we don't know. Our doctor told us that it's still about 7 weeks before Jake could survive out of the womb (I'm 17 1/2 weeks pregnant) so we're trying to keep him in for as long as possible.
I'm going to need a lot of help. Mandy's talking about organizing food for me and my family, and I appreciate that. Dan helps as much as he can, but I do need some edible food :) Lindsey's enrolled in summer session at her MMO on Tuesdays and Thursdays, so that will be nice. I am in great need of my friends, being as I am 1000 miles away from my family. Our family really appreciates all the thoughts and prayers that you have been sending us, and we hope that you can continue to keep us in your thoughts. This is the scariest thing that I have ever been through, and I could use the support of all of my friends.
Thanks to all of you.
Beckie, Dan, Lindsey and Jake
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
Well, we have good news and bad news. The bad news is that I have to stay on bed rest for right now. The cyst on my ovary has popped, so that's good news. However, the issue with my placenta is that it is tearing from my uterus, which is causing bleeding. When the bleeding gets past my membranes, it has been causing my cervix to soften, which in turn is causing my cramps, which are actually CONTRACTIONS at only 4 months. Not good.
Dr. Greig wants to keep a close eye on it, so I'm going for ultrasounds every week for the next couple of weeks at least. He's hoping that it will resolve itself, if not, we will have to probably have surgery. LOVELY.
The good news is though, that we got to find out what the sex is!! We had a fantastic sonographer :)
We are having...A BOY!!
Wednesday, May 7, 2008
Please keep baby and me in your thoughts this week. I went to the OB today with cramps and they told me that I have something wrong with the placenta and the cord insertion. I also have a cyst on my right ovary. We are going to see Dr. Greig, a maternal fetal specialist this week to find out more what is going on, but thoughts and praters are definitely appreciated.