29 Week Health Update

Went to the doctor on Friday AM and things are changing quick!

Started with Nurse Tracy to talk about my diabetes.  Looks like I’ll be able to regulate with my diet and I don’t need to go on insulin!  Wooo Whoo!

Next I went across the hallway and me with the specialist.  There I learned that the length of my cervix is half of what it was two weeks ago!  At my last appointment it was 4.7 cm and now it’s about 2.6cm (it thins when the uterus is getting ready to deliver).  It’s not scary by any means.  In fact, Dr. Jones said it’s where she would expect me to be at 30 weeks with triplets.  The part that makes us watch is that there is that it’s shortening fast.  I now have appointments weekly with the specialist so they can monitor it closely.  If it shortens more, Dr. Jones suggested that we do the steroid shot to get the baby’s lung developed.  The “ironic” part about that is that it raises my blood sugar (which isn’t good with gestational diabetes).  So I might have to go on insulin for a week or so.  She also said that depending how much changes between now and the next appointment will also determine if the steroid shot can be done as out patient or if I’ll have to be admitted.

I asked Dr. Jones at what point do we schedule a c-section.  She answered that if my bile acids are protein gets to high then they’ll schedule one to deliver prior to 35 weeks.  If all keeps going well we wait until 35 weeks and if I go into labor before then, they’ll just take me then to get a c-section.  It feels so weird … so unplanned.  That’s the planner in me though … never was good with surprises.  Right mom?

I feel like a ticking time bomb waiting for stuff to happen.  Just sitting here this week wondering if things are changing and if I’ll be in the hospital this time next week.  Hoping that I have enough time to finish up the nursery and get all the clothes organized and put away.  Mom and Dad are coming over tomorrow to help Doug and I.  Dad will be in the basement with Doug and Mom and I will be organizing baby stuff.  We’ve got so much stuff to put away but unfortunately we don’t have much space for it all yet with the basement still being worked on.  We are really close tho!  I can almost taste it!

So the plan for the next few days is to really lay low and rest.  I have to repeat the protein test too and get that turned in so we have results for the next appointment.  Doug is coming with me to my Thursday appointment too.  Being that the “H” word has been thrown around it’s really comforting to know that he’ll be there with me.  That way I don’t have to go thru being admitted alone, if it should happen.  Of course we could get a report that nothing has changed and we can just continue as normal.  Either way, we are in good hands and the docs will all take good care of the four of us.

Love, Mel

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One response to “29 Week Health Update

  1. Katie Liek

    Hey Melissa,
    You just keep doing what your doing. The man up stairs will do the rest and keep the owls safe. I am working more in the next few weeks at Waukesha so keep me posted, if I can help you with anything let me know.
    Katie

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