Today is Monday again, which means another check on my cervical length. I went in pretty hopeful this morning and just had a good feeling that things would be well enough for me to go home. Of course, they were not.
The measurements he got were 1.1cm and 1.3cm which is about the same as last week – maybe just a tiny bit shorter. The problem today was that he saw funneling which means the top part of my cervix is starting to open and my bag of water is protruding down. Nothing to freak out about but certainly not something you send a patient home with. It means that my cervix is just very weak.
The doctor also thinks I need to continue on procardia (the medicine to stop contractions) and since it is technically a heart medication that lowers blood pressure, they only want you on it while you are in the hospital under close care. (They take my blood pressure every 8 hours.)
The good news? I have a very healthy baby in their swimming around.
Liz is a just a mom trying to keep it real about how little she sleeps, how often she gets puked on and how much she loves them. You can find her here every day writing about real-mom moments.