I've heard other women talk about it, and it is totally true. People are constantly asking me how I'm feeling, or how the baby is doing. And really, my answers have been the same this whole pregnancy: I'm doing really well (no sickness!) and baby is fine, as far as I know.
I really have been so blessed with a healthy and easy pregnancy. I sometimes think to myself, she is probably going to be a really hard baby as payback for this easy pregnancy!
Well, payback has come early. I'm in the one place no pregnant woman wants to be at only 28 weeks and three days, Labor and Delivery.
After having a vaginal ultrasound at my NuMom2b visit yesterday, they find that my cervix is only one centimeter, which apparently is way too short (at my last visit it was totally normal). They sent me home, told me to take it easy (no exercising), and updated my midwife this morning.
I was scheduled to come in for a regular appointment at 4:15, but they called just before ten and asked me to come in to labor and delivery to be monitored for an hour, and to discuss hormone shots to prevent labor.
Andrew had class, and really I feel pretty calm, so here I am, by myself! I've really only had one contraction since I've been on the monitors, even though last night after my appointment I counted seven or eight in an hour. The nurse did day that my uterus was irritated our something, but when I asked her what that meant she said ”nothing really.” I just drank the glucose orange punch so we can get that testing over with too, and it wasn't even that bad, kind of like a melted orange otter pop.
Mostly I feel really calm. I really hope we can keep baby girl in the oven until December, and that I can continue to work as usual and prepare her room (no bedrest). I never thought I'd be in the high-risk category, but I guess the only thing you can plan on in pregnancy or even life is that things probably won't go as planned. And who knows, maybe everything will be normal and fine, I just need the doctor to come in and see me! My philosophy is, don't worry about things you cannot control. And this is definitely one of those things.