Seriously, I don't even want to think about what would have happen had it shown that it shortened. The doctor told us things looked much better and that my regular OB would keep an eye on it from here on out. I left there on cloud 9. You hear so many heart breaking stories about babies that are lost, I felt like for a week I was on the verge of living that nightmare. I kept saying over and over "you cant tell me that this baby that is kicking me, is healthy, has a name, and hopes and dreams being made for him is just not going to make it and there is nothing you can do. I just refuse to believe that." I cried a lot and thank God had a great support system to help me with Davis while Gary was gone.
So here we are at 23 weeks with a healthy precious growing little baby boy. I still have the contractions but not near as much..I'm telling you, DRINK YOUR WATER. It has helped a ton. I probably have about 4 a day, they last about 30-45 secs and then fade away. As long as they don't get any worse we should be good. I'm still on a modified bed rest of sorts. Meaning I rest as much as I can with an almost 3 year old ;)
Size of Baby: ummm....a grapefruit I think?
Total Weight Gain: None yet...but I have gained a few since last update, I'm at 8 lbs from my pre preggo weight now
Gender: BOY! Walker Hanson
Movement: Yep! All day and night. He is an active little thing
Sleep: Awful. How am I already this uncomfortable???
Maternity Clothes: All maternity bottoms but the tops and tunics are a mix
Signs of Labor/Symptoms: refer to above.
Cravings: Still love salads, and Ice cream...or milkshakes. I'm not picky ;)
I wanted to write this down so I remember it years from now...we have been talking a lot to Davis about baby Walker and when he gets here what it will be like, etc. He ask about 5 times a day to "see" baby Walker. He looks at my belly button and says "Oh! I see him!" then proceeds to take him out of my belly button and put his shoes on? Such a silly boy.
We are in the process of trying to sell our house and buying and renovating our new one....needless to say we have a lot on our plates. Prayers would be appreciated for a smooth rest of the pregnancy and smooth house selling, buying, renovating. My head spins just thinking about it all.