Monday, May 08, 2006

Congratulations Sarah!!

A big congratulations are in order for Sarah of Life at 45 Degrees. She made it through the difficult journey of incompetent cervix (gotta LOVE the person who came up with THAT awful phrase), cerclage surgery, weekly appointments, hospitalization, and strict bedrest. Her son, Ethan Jacob, was welcomed into the world on Friday, May 5th. I believe she was between 34 and 35 weeks, please correct me if I am wrong, girl! Anyhow, he is still in the NICU from being a bit premature, but doing very well.

Wow, so that could be me in a few months! It's hard to imagine another little person in our home. I think because of our last experience I automatically tend to think of the worst that could happen. Much of the time I doubt that I can make it that far, but seeing others go through this and come out on the other side with healthy babies gives me more hope. Hope is something that I need being in the thick of the IC "danger zone" of 22-28 weeks. Sleep is definitely more interrupted now, as it is more challenging to get comfortable, and usually early morning I awake to contractions becuase it has been over 6 housr since my last dose of meds. The dr. told me I didn't have to set an alarm to take it, but I may start to.... I want to keep these things under control. My nerves are basically shot and the road seems long with 14-15 more weeks of bedrest in some form or another. That is a long time. 9 down, 14 to go. I'll take the 28 week mark as my goal for the time being. 6 weeks sounds a lot more doable to me!

8 comments:

Sara said...

Oh Becci!! Hearing about your friend brought tears to my eyes. I am so happy for her! I reall hope her story brings you some much needed hope. I have so much hope that you will bring Dorothy home sometime this summer. You've made it this far girl!!!

KMW said...

It can really feel like an edurance test, eh? Better to keep things in 6 week chunks, I agree. You are well on your way to 28 weeks, and I know you'll get there. This is the worst time for the mind to go crazy, but, time is moving--only 6 more weeks to go! Then, just 6 more weeks to the safety of 34. I really think you will make it. Keep it up! You're doing great.

Tonya said...

Its great about your friend!! See she did it and you can too :) I can only imagine how difficult it is for you since I have never been on bedrest except for 48 hours which you could do standing on your head.. I thought that was bad... "What!!!! I cant get up to use the toilet?" lol Anyway you are doing great.. you keep going.. you will make it far past 28 weeks.. and have a safe, healthy baby in the end :)

Emmakirst said...

How wonderful for your friend, that must give you a new sense of hope!

You've come this far, I'm praying the next 6-12wks fly by for you!

sarah said...

thanks so much for your kind words--and remember, there is a light at the end of this tunnel. The time will fly and soon you'll be holding your little one!

Krystal said...

You can do this Becci! I know you can!!!

Mel said...

Hi Becci, Just checking in on you and your cervix! Sorry the laptop has been causing you giref but so pleased to hear your friend made it so far and has had her baby. Keep positive, you are doing great :) Sending best wishes from England. Mel x

Melissa said...

Hang in there, Becci! You are doing great and you have come so far. You are doing the best for your little one and that's all that matters right now, even if it doesn't always seem that way.
It seems that Sarah's tale of hope (Congrats to you, Sarah!) came at just the right time for you.
As always, you are in my thoughts!!