On Wednesday I went in for my 31 week appointment. It also doubled as my follow up appointment from Labor and Delivery.
The beginning went as it normally does.
Blood Pressure- 92/60
Weight is still good
Baby's heartbeat in the 140s
The doctor said we are measuring on track and the baby's head is pretty far down and her butt is sticking out to the left (she called her J-Lo)!
But then she checked my cervix and I am not dilated, but I am 50% effaced. I was actually having BH contractions that morning (about 8 that hour). So she put me on bed rest until my appointment the following week (Wednesday).
She also put me on Nifedipine, it is the generic version of the pill that helps to stop contractions.
I am still working 1/2 days, but I am doing it from the bed or recliner with my feet up.
So as much as I love a plan, there isn't one right now. I guess we go back on Wednesday and see what the doctor has to say. I could go on bed rest for good, or things might have stopped progressing and I just need to take it easy? Who knows.
I did get a little worried when she said if things have progressed next week, then we would have to do the steroid shot so that Avery's lungs can develop faster if she comes as early as it looks like she might.
I just don't know what to think. My doctor's don't say too much but I don't know if that is because it isn't that big of a deal or if it is because they don't want to freak me out???
All I know is, we want to meet Avery, just not yet. I am hoping for 38 weeks, but I will be happy if we can make it to 36 even.
So I am just hanging out on the couch filling my down time with Harry Potter movies and the book The Help.