Thursday, August 20, 2009

The Adventures of Pregnancy

Well I have been at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco since Monday afternoon. I came in for a routine Dr. appt, when they discovered that my cervix had shortened from a -3.1 to a -1.8 in 2 weeks. They instantly admitted me and let me know that the following day I would be have a cerclage put in. (SURGERY on the cervix). My mom and stepdad drove up from Fresno to help Aaron out because we are in the middle of a move. I felt really bad for Aaron because on Tuesday, Christian started kindergarten and Aaron was torn between staying home with him and staying here with me. The choice was obvious because I am a grown adult and Christian is 5! Aaron just had a hard time leaving me here alone overnight. So the surgery went well and my cervix is holding up. It turns out that I was actually dialated to a 1 when they went into put in the cerclage. Unfortunatly, the spinal that they gave me prior to the surgery caused stress on my back and now I cant leave the hospital because they fear I am experiencing back labor. It is basically like regular labor except my back is experiencing most of the pain. I have been taking vicodin and that numbs the pain but as soon as it wears off, it hurts again. I pray that the babies stay in until atleast 30 weeks. I am 22 weeks today. 40 weeks is full term, but atleast if they are born at 30 weeks, they have a much better chance at surviving than they would if they were born now. Baby A is turned and ready to come out. He is putting a lot of pressure on my cervix and so in order for the cervix not to open, I have to stay on bed rest for the duration of the pregnancy. Since I have gestational diabetes, I am having a nutritionist show me how to give myself insulin shots this afternoon. (I am really not looking forward to that!) I am so thankful for all of the text messages, phone calls, emails, etc. that people have been sending. I feel bad that I havent had a chance to personally address every single person to thank them! The boys and I appreciate your prayers and will continue to keep you updated!!!

5 comments:

Lacy said...

I am so sorry your pregnancy hasn't been the greatest. You and the babies have been in my prayers. Being in the hospital is definitely not fun, but at the same time it's for the best and you know you and the boys will be taken care of. I miss and love you!

Lacy

Michelene said...

Be-Be! Sorry this is so tough. It sounds pretty miserable. Did you get a computer at the hospital? Yippee! I hope you have lots of blogs to catch up on! Enjoy the peace and quiet. Enjoy someone cooking for you. I know you will miss your DVR! xoxo

Amber said...

I am so sorry you've had to go through all of this! My sister in law gave birth to our twin nephews at 30wks. And although they did have to stay in NICU for awhile they are now healthy and happy 3 1/2yr olds. REST REST and REST!!!! Hang in there and you and your family are in my prayers! Best wishes!!

Shelly said...

Hey Brit! I am so glad to hear that your procedure went well. I was praying for you as Mish was keeping me updated. You are doing a great job taking care of these boys- the hospital is the best place for all of you at this time. Continue to keep us all updated through your blog so that we know how to pray.

Michelene said...

You need to blog everyday. Pick a topic! This is the chance to get a great audience, maybe some followers and have you checked out Ad Sense? Okay, love ya!