Sunday, July 06, 2008

Cerclage is in!

I didn't intend to keep everyone waiting for an update. As it happened, our laptop is on its way out and I was away from home on bedrest for a week after the surgery. Then when I got home it has been pretty busy. I really meant to write sooner.

Surgery went alright and he was able to find the scar tissue from last time and put this stitch above it, giving me more length underneath... always a positive. And since I was earlier this time, my cervix was still long and closed. Two weeks really makes a difference. I have to say that the recovery has been harder than last time, and it was no picnic before. I did stay overnight since I had such a rough day after the last time around what with nausea and pain. I was still feeling really bad when I went home, but by that point it was either feel bad there or feel bad at my mom's house, so I decided to leave. I have had quite a few contractions, mostly when I get up and do things, and every single time I pee. He told me I could get up after a week and then I may have a month or two before full bedrest starts and just to be careful not to do too much lifting of Dorothy (yeah right, when I am home alone with a toddler). Vacuuming the other day made me contract the whole next day, so I've decided to pass that chore off until the baby comes, or at least until I am off bedrest and trying to bring on labor:) Nothing feels quite right down there yet, so I'm looking forward to feeling more normal again.

That sums it up for now. Baby's doing well and we're really hoping to go full term again this time!

12 comments:

sarah said...

YAY!!! I have been checking in every day to see an update! I am so glad that it's going well for you!! Definitely leave the vacuuming for someone else! I consider that a huge perk of a complicated pregnancy!! LOL

I'm wishing you all the best! So excited for you!

Lizze said...

Yay! As a fellow bedrest survivor, I know how precious this time before the sentence begins will be to you all. Enjoy it and take it easy. (Maybe you'll be blessed with a full term pregnancy with little bedrest this time around.)

my4kids said...

I'm so glad to see your update I was getting a little worried and almost called Hannah!
Glad to hear things are going well. I totally understand the "try not to lift the toddler" thing. I was on bedrest when pregnant with Joshua and Izzak was just over a year. That was no picnic. Leave the vacuuming to someone else though definetly.

Anonymous said...

Oh Becci I am so glad that things went well with the surgery. Praying that things continue to go well. -Melanie Sainz

Kristy said...

I am glad to see you are holding up & that all is well! I will continue to keep you in my prayers! =)

Kendra's mom said...

Really glad things went well. Will be thinking of you and holding thumbs.

Alice said...

Great news! I'm sorry to hear it's going rough right now, but hopefully things will get better soon. Try and take it as easy as you can, I know that's easier said than done with a toddler, but it's important!

Anonymous said...

Vacuuming is NOT OKAY. Let your mom do it when she comes over on Tuesdays. Are you just TRYING to make her mad by saying you vacuumed!!???

Mom

Lindsi said...

YAY!! I've been checking to see how thing went and praying for you all. Keep us all posted

purple_kangaroo said...

I'm so glad the cerclage went well and I hope you feel better soon!

liz.mccarthy said...

Becci,

How far behind am ? I didn't even know you were pregnant again! I'm glad the cerclage went well and that you are feeling better now (and the reason for no updated posts is just that your laptop died!). Lifting Dorothy isn't ok too, take it easy sweetie, tough I know when no one else is around...

Vicki said...

Hi! Greetings from a survivor of 16.5 weeks of bedrest...so far. I am expecting twins and will be on BR for at least 9 more days...leave a comment on my blog if you ever need moral support. My twins should arrive in a couple of weeks. Thank God!!!! Vicki at Hollyhocks.typepad.com