Friday, June 02, 2006

I'm in love.

I'm in love love love with my doctor. The FAB Dr. E.
I'd feel like I was cheating a bit if R weren't in love with her too.
We're not talking ménage a tois...get your minds outta the gutter.
It's love in the purest form.

Last week at my appointment we were all bit shocked with this dodgey cervix of mine. It had shortened from 4.7 to 3.0. Dr. E said she was concerned but not worried yet. She set me up with a home monitor to see if I was having contractions that caused the drastic change. She mentioned other things we might do as well, but mainly she wanted more information. The goal was to keep me from going into pre-term labor as it's easier to stop it before it starts. Anywho, due to the holiday this week, the monitor didn't arrive until Wednesday. It was a long weekend to say the least. I'm hooked up to this twice a day for an hour. And so far it has picked up ONE contraction. phew. It has picked up lots of uterine irritability. But frankly as much as this uterus is being kicked by lil' bub, I'm shocked it's only irritated. I'd be flat out pissed!

Went back for a follow-up appointment today. NO CHANGE with this ole cervix. phew. phew. Dr. E was very very pleased. We all were. She is the best...we spent some time talking about me losing Tess & Oliver and she assured me that none of that could have been prevented. We just didn't know what we do now. She understands. Really understands. She had a late loss too. Just like me. I can tell she knows what's in my head and heart. I can feel it when she looks at me.

R and I left there feeling really good. Dare I say hopeful? We are still aiming for 28 weeks...then 32 and so on and so on. But for now 26 weeks 5 days feels pretty ok.

Day by day. Day by day.


Blogger davispigeon said...

I am GIDDY with relief. Okay, if I wasn't feeling poorly, I would be giddy. I guess maybe then I am faint with relief. Or just plain relieved. Oh man. I can breathe a little bit more easily. That finicky cervix of yours is being good. Phew, a lot. And HOORAY for Dr. E. She deserves so many kudos just for being there and understanding you.
Heading up on 27 weeks. You can do it, sweetpea.

2:24 AM  
Anonymous Tommy Himself said...

What with all the gadgets, the love for/from the OBGYN, and alll the attention from R... why not shoot for 45 weeks?

8:32 AM  
Anonymous Melissa said...

You're going all the way baby! Almost 28 weeks already. *love* Dr. E. *love*


11:09 PM  

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