Saturday, May 19, 2012

30 Weeks and another l&d trip

Another "exciting" week for us around here. We had another trip to L&d triage on Wednesday. I've been having some intense cramping and a few irregular contractions. It was the 3rd day in a row where it was consistent and it wasn't getting better, so I called the ob to see what they thought. So off to L&D we went. The monitors were showing uterine "irritability" the whole time i was there, but fortunately no full blown contractions. Which i knew but at least I'm not crazy on the cramping. The cervical check showed that I'm not 80% effaced and a finger tip dilated. The ob was NOT happy about the dilation since its still so early, and said it's a "slippery slope" at this point. Fortunately the FFN test came back negative so we aren't in immediate danger of going in to labor. I'm greatful that Bella is still laying  transverse at this point. The fact that her head is not pressing on my cervix directly is our saving grace. Hoping and praying she stays in for AT LEAST another 4+ weeks. Obviously the longer the better but we are trying to get to that milestone at this point.  This little girl sure does love messing with mommy! 

How far along? 30 weeks!
Total weight gain/loss: lost 10, gained 17
Sleep: tossing and turning, hot flashes and having to pee a lot 
How big is baby? the size of a cucumber Average size: 15.2 -16.7 inches, 2.5-3.8 lb.
Best moment this week: getting things ready in the nursery 
Movement: lots of rolls, kicks, punches, hiccups you name it! Sometimes she's having a dance party
Symptoms: preterm contractions, menstral like cramps, exhausted, intense cervical pressure, restless legs, vericose vein pain, tail bone pain, reflux even with meds
Symptoms I DON'T have: nausea
Food cravings: granola bars and strawberry banana smoothies
Food aversions: none this week
Gender:GIRL! * ~ Bella ~ *
Labor Signs:  preterm contractions, menstral like cramps, and intense cervical pressure, 80% effaced and fingertip dilated :( 
Belly Button in or out?  in 
What I miss: being allowed to be more active but Bella needs to stay IN 
What I am looking forward to:  scheduling our growth scan

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