Saw Dr. T, the MFM specialist today. First, we got a good long look at Miss Olivia Moonpie. She’s measuring in at 26w 3-5days (depending on if you are looking at head, femur, or abdominal measurements). She weighs 2 pounds, 1 ounce and has very chubby cheeks. She was rubbing at her face, swallowing/chewing, and then lifted her foot up to her head while we watched. Those are images that will definitely get me through the long hours of bedrest boredom and the hip pain that’s starting to kick in.
Cervix is still nice and long and staying closed and the membrane is clearly still inside the uterus. No leaking, no spotting, no cramping. He told us to go home and keep doing whatever it is we’ve been doing because it’s working. Even more encouraging/frightening…he doesn’t want to see me for five weeks. I’ll see my regular OB twice between now and then, but he’s sort of our safety net and it will be strange to go so long without a visit to his office. But, I take it as a really good sign that he feels like we’re ok to go that long. He doesn’t even feel like it’s necessary for my OB to check my cervix length. He does want her to do the fetal fibronectin swab and a steroid booster if it’s positive, but other than that, he didn’t have anything special for her to follow up on. It’s weird having found this place of calm and almost-normalcy after such a roller coaster of emergency situation after emergency situation.
I got the last of my surgical sutures out on Wednesday and gave it a day to recover a bit before I took a peek. It’s ugly, bruised and raw, and I can only imagine how bad it looked with those bands pinching and digging into my skin. Now, I just have the constant itching of healing skin and the raw, burny sensation of a bad road rash. But, I’m much more mobile now which means I can sleep in my own bed again and Shannon doesn’t have to practically lift me off the sofa. HEAVENLY!!