Thursday, June 26, 2008

A great day!

Well...I just had a wonderful day! For the first time I actually really feel good, confident and a little relaxed about this pregnancy. I am starting to really believe that I may actually be able to make it, like maybe things are going to be OK...
I had my follow up appointment with Dr. K today and I actually have been feeling pretty good so I believed things were going to be OK. I am pretty sore still but considering what he did I feel pretty good. I did find out Monday that he actually put two different cerclages in...the best he could do! First and foremost the nurse comes right out and tells me that I just had the best doctor in Atlanta do my cerclage and that she has never seen one of his cerclages not hold (maybe she gets paid to say that but it made me feel good anyways). Then she did the ultra sound and the baby looked PERFECT, the fluid was perfect and just the right amount (I had excessive fluid around the triplets adding to the pressure), the heartbeat was good and strong and the baby was face down hiding it's face from us...BEST news of all - my cervix measured 4.8!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Now I realize you all probably don't want to know about my cervix and I personally never thought I would be so excited about my own cervix but when you have my "issues" your cervix becomes your very best friend and you bargain and plead with it like you have never before. The nurse said even if I had a huge loss of cervix it would still be an awesome cervix. I was never over 3.5 with the triplets and they don't want you below 3 really (just to give you a reference). Anyways, Dr. K was so happy and said that everything looked great. He told me to enjoy things for awhile and that for the next few weeks I don't have to be on so much restriction - YEAH! I will still be taking it easy but at least I feel a little less scared. I start the P17 shots a week from Monday, those are oil based progesterone shots that go in the back hip muscle. These shots have been proven to greatly reduce contractions and an irritable uterus so I am all for starting them. Luckily Jeff has had so much practice we can do them at home! It sounds like next week I can skip the doctor because we are going out of town but that is the last week I am allowed to skip. I am feeling so excited today (in case you couldn't tell) and I am going to thoroughly enjoy my week in North Carolina with Jeff's family next week! I will also start posting some pictures, my belly is really poking out but I am SO much smaller than I was at this point with the triplets.
OK Jeff is waiting on me to spend some QT so I am off for tonight, just wanted to give you all an update from my awesome day. Please keep those prayers coming, we are getting really close to our critical time.
Have a great night,
Katie

9 comments:

Jennifer said...

Katie,
What AWESOME news! And you have every right to be excited. Congrats on all the great news. I will keep praying that baby Gordon stays healthy as well as you do.

Have a great vacation next week :)

Bethany said...

It's so nice to hear such excitement in your blog!!! Your happiness spreads through your words. Congrats on a great doc visit, and have a blast on vacation.

Chris said...

That is all WONDERFUL news and that nurse was right! Dr. K is the best in his field!!!
I'm glad you are feeling so confident and you have every reason to believe! I'm praying for you, your family and baby Gordon all the way!!!
Enjoy your vacation and relax, you DESERVE IT!

Amanda said...

yea! So excited that you are excited! I am so happy for you! I just knew you were going to good news today! I just kept checking and checking to see when it was going to come! :) Do enjoy yourself next week! If anyone deserves it, then you do! Prayers will continue to fly your way! God bless!

MBKimmy said...

Still trying to understand what all is going on - but I can tell by the excitement in the post hat things are GOOD and that my new friend is all that matters!
I will continue to pray for you and your family!

Kim said...

I'm so happy for you! Enjoy your week in NC with Jeff's family. You will have a great time especially with your wonderful news. Love ya!

Katie said...

So happy for you on all your good news from the dr. appt. Have fun at the beach, we'll miss you at playgroup at the pool. Please let me know if I can do ANYTHING!
Love, Katie

The Partins said...

I am SOO happy you are feeling better and are relaxed... baby will benefit from your happy spirit also! Enjoy your time with family. Cna't wait to see the pics.

Kate&B said...

GREAT NEWS!!!! You just made my day!!! :) Its so great to hear things are going so well. Hope y'all are having fun on vacation. (btw, you look so cute in the pictures on your next post) :)