Monday, May 18, 2009

The lack of good news continues

My cervical length check today showed more cervical shortening, even after having been on bedrest for 2 weeks. This is not good news at all. At this rate we are at serious risk for delivering the babies before they are viable - we are only 20 weeks today. A procedure called a cerclage is available (they put a stitch in your cervix to attempt to keep it from shortening further) but neither my OB or MFM do the procedure. They feel that the risk is not worth the possible prevention of early labor and feel that I should just continue on bedrest and hope for the best. I disagree. I spoke with an MFM at St. Peter's University Hospital in New Brunswick who is pro cerclage in multiples pregnancies and Joe and I have an appointment there tomorrow. If I am a candidate, they will most likely admit me and do the procedure tomorrow. Please keep us in your thoughts. I really feel that this is what's best for our babies. I need to do something. I am their mommy and it is my job to protect them. I'm praying for some positive feedback tomorrow and some hope. We will keep everyone posted. Below are the ultrasound pictures from today, so you can all see who we are fighting for.

Baby A - our boy

Baby B - our girl, looking pretty

Baby C - little girl number 2

Me, at 20 weeks





15 comments:

wifeplzak said...

you are your growing family are def in my thoughts! best of luck tomorrow.

The Home Cook said...

I'm so relieved you got a second opinion. I'm on pins and needles hoping for the best. You know if you need anything, I'm there. ((HUGS))

Grammy Suzzy for Home blog and Doran for HotAz Nites said...

I am a stranger to you, but you are in my prayers! Do what the Lord tells you...you are their Mommy, and you are doing a great job. They are just beautiful babies, by the way. And you look wonderful!

BMK said...

You and your babies are in my thoughts and prayers. I hope you get good news tomorrow. Your being proactive for your babies is so smart.

Amanda said...

I'm praying for you guys, Brooke!!!

Kim said...

I look forward to a good update tomorrow. You, Joe and the babies are in my prayers.

Linds said...

Just a quick note to let you know that I am thinking and praying for you and your sweet babies. I look forward to getting a positive update from you today and am sending lots and lots of positive thoughts your way.

Laura P. said...

Best of luck to you! I hope that they do the cerclage for you...you and your babies are in my thoughts and prayers.

Diana said...

Brooke - We cycled together last year and I was so thrilled when I came back for IVF #2 to hear that you were pregnant with triplets. I was ecstatic for you and praying we'd be in your shoes one day soon. When I saw your post yesterday, my heart went out to you. You are doing everything you can for your babies. I truly admire that. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Big hugs,
Diana
(aka Skigirl)

Claire said...

Brooke, I just wanted you to know that I thought about you and your babies this morning and prayed for y'all. I pray that your cervix will stop shortening and that those babies will mature more quickly that anyone expects. Also, that the doctors you see would have wisdom for what is best for you and those babies.

Alisha said...

Hey Brooke, its been a while but I've been keeping up on the baby saga. I'm sorry you're facing these challenges and sending good thoughts times five (for you two and all three babies!)!

harlow727 said...

Prayers for you and babies :)

Jenn said...

You are in my thoughts, I'm most certainly pulling for you and the babies. I hope today went well and perhaps you're even having the procedure as we speak.

♥Tabitha said...

Lot's of prayers are going up for you and your family! (((HUGS)))

Anonymous said...

Keep the faith and hang in there - those little angels will be just fine. Believe that... You are doing an excellent job - the start of your wonderful motherhood experience. I am so proud of both of you. My prayers are with all of you - always. I love you guys...
All My Love Always, Auntie :)
xoxoxo