Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Finally...a thorough doctors appointment!

Well, finally today I met with Dr. Korotkin and I really felt like giving him the biggest bear hug and thanking him for coming back in town! The baby looked perfect again and was waving at us, so fun to see every week. And my cervix looked great, no changes which is awesome. Dr. K put me on the contraction monitor for a little while and all looked good, of course it was the morning and the afternoon and evening are when I contract the worst so we all expected it to look good this morning. But with the triplets I was contracting 24 hours a day so that is an improvement and we LOVE to see those flat lines!! It is a high stress and anxiety week for us as I didn't make it from my 21 weeks appointment on Tuesday to my 22 week appointment the next Tuesday last time. Therefor I will be seeing Dr. Korotkin again on Friday this week where he will check my cervix and contractions again, in the afternoon this time. I felt like he was so positive today and so reassuring and I really needed that after my unsettling appointments in the last two weeks. We have some huge milestones to get past in the next several weeks, obviously first is making it past our previous loss which was 22 weeks and 2 days. Next is to get past the critical 24 week mark where there is SO much the doctors can do to save the baby should something go wrong, 28 weeks where the survival rate increases significantly and of course EVERY week there after. Right now I am taking it as easy as possible as we get through these critical next three weeks, I know we are going to make it!!

Just wanted to give a quick update, I am back to the couch for now. Thanks for the continued prayers.



MattandErin said...

So glad to hear everything went well with Dr.K and he was able to ease some of your fears. I can't wait to hear what he says on Friday... Take it easy and I'll talk to you soon! Erin

Jennifer said...

I am so glad you had a great appointment today! You definitely needed it. Well I hope Friday goes well too, which I know it will :)

Get some rest!

Bethany said...

Praises to GOD!!! Not only for for positive medical news, but for a relaxed and releived Katie!!! I'm so happy that you had a good experience this visit, and we'll keep praying that all continues to go well as you prepare for Friday and beyond. Blessings to you as you hold the couch down!!!!

Katie said...

Great news! So happy for you that Dr. K is back in town. See you Sunday at Erin's shower:)

Kelly and Brent said...


I am so happy to hear that your doctor finally came back into town and that you had a great appointment. I know that had to be a huge relief!

Try to get some rest and know that we are all thinking about you. Let us know if there is anything we can do to help the next couple of weeks easier for you :)