Tuesday, May 5, 2009

The Curse of the 4th

So, I've determined that the 4th of each month is a bad luck day! Let's review. On March 4th I woke up in excruciating pain and ended up in the hospital having my right ovary and fallopian tube removed. On April 4th I had a bleeding episode that sent me to the ER. And yesterday, on May 4th my MFM appointment showed that my cervix has shortened to 2.4 and I was placed on bedrest. Damn you, 4th!!

But we'll start with the good news. The babies are doing awesome!! We are definitely having one boy and two girls. The boy is weighing in at 9 ounces and the girls are each 8 ounces. And they are perfect :) All are measuring right on track, their hearts are perfectly formed and they are active! In fact, Baby C was moving so much they could hardly measure her.

As for the bedrest, we knew it would happen eventually, as it is very common in triplet pregnancies, but I did think I'd have a few more weeks before it happened. Luckily we're not in a dire situation though. A cervix that gets too short can bring on pre-term labor and no one wants that. Mine is not dangerously short at 2.4, but it has shortened from 3.2 in the last few weeks. Bedrest can often prevent a cervix from shortening further, so here I am. I essentially need to be lying down or reclined at all times. I can get up to go the bathroom, grab something quick to eat and to shower every other day. I'm allowed to come downstairs once a day to lie on the couch and then go back up at night for bed. But that's it. Luckily it looks like I'll be able to work from home for awhile so hopefully that will keep me from getting too bored too soon.

It's disappointing to be on bedrest already, but all that matters is that I do what's best for the babies. We need to keep them in there as long as possible. I am also lucky to have the best husband in the world who is actually happy to wait on me hand and foot. So we'll make it! Grow, babies, grow! And everyone keep your fingers crossed for me when June 4th rolls around...

5 comments:

wifeplzak said...

I am sure bed rest will be tough, but you can do it. You have the reward of 3 babies ahead of you!

Joe said...

On June 4th, I'm wrapping you up in bubble wrap and keeping you in bed with Roy all day.

John said...

Don't forget the brother-in-law who will bring you food anytime! I'm taking orders for lunch tomorrow...

;)

The Home Cook said...

I'm so glad everything looks good. And yay for two girls and a boy!

I like Joe's idea for wrapping you in bubble wrap on June 4.

Hang in there! Looking forward to seeing you in a few weeks. :)

Anonymous said...

I am all crossed... June 4th is goona be smooth sailing. Think positive...
XOXOXO