after an hour delay, i FINALLY got to see dr. tu today. i did call on my way into the office, so i was able to run errands instead of sit in the office waiting all that time.
when they found out about my fall at mcdonalds a week and a half ago, they wanted to document that in my chart and get an ultrasound. unfortunately, i didn’t get to really see sweet roxy… just her head and skull. dr. tu said roxy is measuring in the 50th percentile. so that’s good. dr. tu also measured my cervix – which is shrinking slightly (but dr tu said she would expect that at 32 weeks). and she took another sample of my fetal fibronectins and we’ll have the results in a day or two.
please PRAY that my test (fetal fibronectins) is NEGATIVE…. because if it’s positive, i’ll be put on bed rest. and for those of you who know me, i would go STIR CRAZY if i were on bed rest.
dr. tu did tell me that she’d like me to try to cut back on my activity some more. i’m pretty shocked because i don’t know what else i could stop doing. i really do sit down and rest A LOT during the day. what more can i do? the laundry still has to get done. dinner still has to be made (or purchased). davey still needs me to pick him up. hold him. love him. play with him. change his diaper.
so i’m frustrated that i have to figure out some way to do less but still keep my household functioning. trust me when i tell you that my house cleaning has gone the way of the wild west (especially in the past few months). and the very thought of bed rest sends me to tears (literally – my eyes well up). at the same time, i know that dr. tu is just doing what’s best for roxy. she wants roxy to stay in until 37 weeks. i’d prefer 38 weeks. so i’ll follow her recommendations, but i have to be honest and say that the possibility of bed rest really makes me STRESSED.
but for what it’s worth, there’s my OB update. thanks for your prayers – i (we) would really appreciate them.