Monday, September 14, 2009

Irritable Uterus


You wouldn't know from this peaceful picture taken yesterday by MonicaJane that I have an "irritable uterus". That is seriously the name of my condition. So funny, but not really because since about 26 weeks my uterus has not stopped contracting. It's all day everyday pretty much no matter what I do which is a problem because contractions cause cervical changes and cervical changes cause the appearance of BABIES.

I'm only about 32 weeks, so I don't want to see a baby right now. I've been feeling a lot more pressure down there so I decided to go in and get checked. Turns out I'm 90% effaced, and about a 1/2 cm dilated, and his head is "right there". They did a test last night to detect fetal fibronectin which is the "glue" that holds the placenta together and if it's found in your nether regions, labor is very possibly imminent. If negative you have less than a 5% chance of delivering in the next 2 weeks. Unfortunately, I tested positive, so it's likely that he could come within 2 weeks, but I'm hoping not. I want him to get all nice and fat and cute and develop those little lungs so I don't have to see another baby in the NICU with an IV and tubes. It's the hardest thing ever.

So, as much as it pains me I have to learn to "take it easy" even when my toddler does stuff like this:

8 comments:

Tiffani said...

You sure have your hands full, to your little one, "hang in there little boy!"

The Rawlins Fam said...

Yep, I know exactly how you feel... take it easy!!! Luckily you made it to 32 weeks, so you really shouldn't fear too much now. esp. if the baby is at a good weight. But it is still good to keep that baby in as long as you can... perfect excuse to keep your feet up, and watch a movie or two, without feel'n guilty. Lil' landon can have lots of fun playing next to you, or around you, or on top of you... etc. Haha! Exciting times!

The Rawlins Fam said...

P.S. beautiful pic and I luv all your family photos in the collage. what a great blog update! luv your style. and I think you are the cutest mama around!

Amy and David Ziehl said...

OH NO!!! I hope that he stays in there as long as possible!!

Jesse, Trista and Jaiden Wright said...

yes take it easy! you want those little bundles of joy to cook as long as they will...because the NICU does suck! watching everyone go home with their babies in just a day or two while you stay for weeks... I may say that I want him to get out of me now because I'm so uncomfortable, but I really would freak if he actually did!

Jana said...

I'm with you girl! At least you've got a toddler to keep you busy, I'm getting so impatient ... I'm ready to get this baby out :)

Take care of yourself!

Annie Macias said...

You are so cute Kali! You are absolutely gorgeous pregnant! Keep me posted! I think about you and your uterus all the time!

Bell's said...

Wow Kali... That's got to be tough. We will keep you in our prayers. I love your peaceful prego picture. You are the cutest ever!