I feel like I'm the only one to not share a crazy doctor story, so here's mine...

So it seems I'm a medical mystery lol. I had my 23wk (I'm 23wk 3d) checkup (I go every 2 weeks because of the twins) and had my cervical measurement and fetal growth ultrasounds today. The girls look great - Jackie is measuring at 24wk 1d and Jordana is measuring at 24wk 0d. They are each 1 lb 7 oz and heart rate 142 and 146 respectively. But, my cervix is getting shorter. 4 weeks ago it was 5.1 cm, 2 weeks ago it was 4.6 cm and now, it's 3.2 cm. I have normal blood pressure (today it was 110/60) no other signs of preeclampsia, no signs of other complications, nothing! Needless to say, it freaked my doc out a bit. He asked if I had been having any contractions, and I said yes - mostly braxton hicks, but last night I had some really painful ones that lasted about an hour but lots of water and rest did the trick. (oh on a side note, I failed my urine test and have a "UTI" that has no other symptoms than what's in my urine lol so now I'm on meds for that!!) He sat down and told me "honestly, I have NO idea why your cervix is shortening at this rate. I'm going to call the High Risk docs at the hospital and ask them what they want me to do." on the bright side - the high risk docs aren't too worried because 3.2 cm is still good, and they're hoping it will stay at the 3cm length and plateu for a while, but they said if I have more than 3 contractions in an hour that I have to go to the hospital ASAP even if they can be stopped. They said I'm 6 days from when the twins could survive outside my body, and if I have to go to the hospital, they'll probably keep me there and pump me full of steroids to make the girls' lungs grow faster. Then, they put me on the NST to monitor contractions, and there were none, but it zapped me of my energy...sitting in a cozy chair in a quiet room and NOT being able to sleep lol.

I know it all sounds scary, but for some reason, I'm not worried. I mean, I definitely do not want to be going into labor in 6 days, but he didn't even put me on bed rest. Gabby goes with to the appointments so he knows how insane she can be...he knows I work...(although it's clearly a desk job since I'm here, online at work lol) and he didn't move my appointments up from every 2 weeks to 1 week yet. I always leave feeling more confused than I went in...anywho - I'm glad I got the crib built, but now it looks like I won't be able to paint the room, or build any more furniture :( At least the nursery is mostly finished!

I'll post the new U/S pics (great face shots!!) when I get home :) Until then, I guess I'm taking it all one day at a time! I wish I had a predictable pregnancy lol.

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Feb. 2, 2008 at 6:24 PM You sweet girl. You are so brave. I almost started crying just reading this. I wish you all the luck in the world. And I know God is on your side. Please let me know if there is anything I do for you!

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Feb. 2, 2008 at 7:16 PM

Hang in there girl!  Those kids need to "cook" a little longer, plus they'll need to be strong to fend off Gabby, so take it easy!  Zac and I will add you and the girls to his bedtime prayer!  We're thinking of you!





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Feb. 4, 2008 at 10:05 PM Hang in there.  I can still paint for you at least a little.  No time for stripes and all that but maybe 2 colors(top and bottom).  Keep them in there even if you have to put yourself on bedrest.  I can't believe they're not going to sew your cervix shut or anything.  That's the first time I've ever heard them say they'll just let them come cause they can survive!  Crazy people....I'd be confused too.

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