Tuesday was a ROUGH ride! I've been nervous every weekly appt, especially since my cervix looked like it was shortening. On Tuesday, we found out that I had shortened from 2.3cm to 0.6!! 6 freaking millimeters!? The Dr at the Maternal fetal Unit wanted to test my fluid again, apparently the week before when I went to my RE, she had swabbed me, but didn't look under the microscope for what they call ferning. As this was our last resort, and I was sure that the fluid that's still seeping out of me was amniotic, I was devestated. Thank the lord there was no ferning evident, and they wheeled me in for an emergency cerclage. Still scared to death though, because our medical history this pregnancy has been all but a smooth ride, and let's face it 6 millimeters isn't alot to work with when you're using a needle that close to a sac filled with fluid! Finally, things seem to be on our side, and the surgery went off without a hitch! When I came out of recovery, they wheeled my stretcher straight for the room that I gave birth to Kristen in, and I had a slight panic attack... luckily the room next to it was empty. I would have spent the night in the hallway if I had to, I have no plans of ever going back into that room! I stayed in the hospital a few extra nights, just to be certain things were okay, and just got home this afternoon. Now we're just praying that I avoid infection (I still think that I have a small rupture, but wasn't going to argue the cerclage) I'll take the extra risk of infection over the certainty that this baby was going to arrive too early! The fluid that's on my tissue every time I wipe, is the same fluid that took me to the hospital when I suspected something might be wrong last year, and also when I went in before Jenna was born (same scenario, but at that time I was 34 wks so Jenna was okay) And it only started appearing after they ruptured my membranes this time! So I'm a little extra worried about infection.... but so glad to have been given this chance at extra time with our baby! Hopefully this is what's needed to get him close enough to term that he'll come home with us someday!
Today I'm 21wks 6 days.... tomorrow was the gestation I was at when Kristen was born. I think the extreme coincidence in dates added to my stress levels Tueday, to come so close to losing another baby, and in the same time frame as Kristen was really really frightening! I can't wait to get past tomorrow, and hopefully a LOT further into this pregnancy before Carter decides to make an appearance!
Blogger has been a pain again lately, and I can't seem to comment! Please know that I'm reading, and thinking about you all.... and have tried and tried to comment on some of your blogs! A special (belated) Happy Birthday to Aiden! I didn't have my laptop these past few days in the hospital or I would have sent my wishes on time! Sorry Natasha!