Tuesday, June 14, 2011

28 weeks!

Day 27 of hospital bed rest

Well that line says it all...I am still here.  Dr. Duke checked my cervix bright and early this morning.  I am now 3cm & 50% effaced.  Baby A (boy) is not engaged in my pelvis which is good and still floating around. Because I have had NO contractions (which is good too), the "team" is leaning towards the fact that I most likely have an incompetent cervix.  You can stop contractions with medication, but you can't stop a woman from dilating.  No one knows when I changed because last time I was checked was 4 weeks ago.  Now, we're going to play it by "ear" with weekly checks.  Next Tuesday, we'll all get a better idea of what is going on.  The best news would be NO change :)  I do still have the potential to go back home on bedrest but that's going to pend on the NO change obviously.   Now, the next goal is 29 weeks.  I told Ray this morning "the ship has been extended."  I got that sentence A LOT through emails and sporadic phone calls back in the old ship days especially when we lived in Hawaii.  The main thing is we made it this far and every week after this will be a gift. I don't have any updates with the cross stitch today because things were just soo busy.  I'll be back to my needle tomorrow...

Until Tomorrow,

Whitney & The Twinkies


  1. Your doing great Whitney, I'm sorry to hear that you don't get to go back home just yet, but you and the family are truly amazing for all the sacrifices and everything ya'll are doing so that these babies can be as ready and healthy as they can be in case the do come out. Keep stitching! :)

  2. So sorry you didn't get to go home, but happy 28 weeks. How do they determine if you're effaced? We go for our 28 week appt tomorrow. Hopefully, we'll have no changes !

  3. Blah! I was hoping you'd get to go home too, but I guess it's for the best that you stay put. :-) You're doing a great job. I know I'd be bitc*ing after a week, if not sooner! :-)