Back to our regularly scheduled posting…Fine doctor’s appointment this afternoon. We had a fetal NST because I didn’t feel him much this morning but once again he revealed that he moves quite a bit more than I can feel. Sometimes he gets himself in a position where I can really feel his movement, sometimes not. I will be so glad when there’s no longer a placenta blocking him from me (and all that other stuff too). Which might be very soon.
Dr. K said that if she feels any tension or if I have dilated at all at next week’s appointment (Wednesday, 10am) she will remove the cerclage and take me off nife.dipine right then and there! Otherwise we will wait until the following Tuesday. We of course have no idea what will happen in either case, but I could be in labor a week from right now. Ack.
That’d actually be okay. It’d be better than labor over that following weekend because unfortunately Josh has to be at a conference in New Orleans then. Bad timing, we know, but it’s unavoidable, he has to go. We have, if I still have the cerclage in and am on the nife.dipine, arranged for a friend to stay with me over the weekend. Not sure what we’re going to do if the cerclage comes out and the drugs stop. Clearly Dr. K is right that the cerclage needs to come out if it’s at risk. So we think we’re going to ask his mom to come in that case. My mom, as well meaning as she may be, would not be the best partner during labor. She does not do well around blood or with pain, and really, really thinks that every woman should just have a c-section. As does my sister. Josh’s mom is more laid-back and had asked anyway a while ago if she could be there. I said no then – I’d prefer just Josh be there – but we shall see. I know we had discussed doulas here, but after a lot of thought I decided I’d really rather just be with loved ones beyond the medical personnel. Especially now that I’m going to definitely be at New Hospital, I feel extremely comfortable with the hospital staff.
We shall see. Hopefully this baby won’t decide to arrive during Josh’s 48-hour absence.