Well, what a week this has been!!
I posted on Monday when I was 23+4 weeks pregnant with the worrying news that my cervix was closed but down to 2.7cm, on the low end of normal. Given my history, my consultant wanted to be extra careful (which I was very grateful for) so she said that I needed to rest and come back today for a rescan. In the meantime, I had to have two steroid injections which would help baby’s lungs to develop faster, so he’d have the best chance if he decided to make an early appearance.
I had the injections (easily the most painful shots I’ve ever had, and I’ve had 8 shots for rabies before!!) and then I just had to wait. Being on bed rest is the scariest thing, as you feel every single twinge and change and have nothing else to do but lay and worry, but if it gave baby the best chance then that was fine with me.
I went to the scan today and didn’t know what to expect really. If it was 2cm or less then I would have had a cervical stitch put in to help baby stay in for longer. The scan started and I didn’t really know what the heck I was looking at, but it turns out that my cervix is still closed and has lengthened to 4.4cm! Wow!!! This is the best outcome that we could have hoped for, and it took a while for it to sink in, I was so terrified.
We saw the specialist afterwards and she said that I still need to keep taking it easy, but I can move around the house a little bit more. Basically we need to get to 27 weeks, so my goal is just to do as little as possible until then. I’m not working, so it’s not difficult for me to do very little each day, which is great. My poor husband has been brilliant and fed and watered me all week, I’m so grateful for him and I know it’s been a worrying time for him too.
So I’m now back in bed, back on Netflix again! I figure that I might as well rest up as much as I can to give the baby the best chance. Everything feels very surreal still, but I just have to keep plodding along and see how things go. I’m 24+1 weeks today, so every day is a blessing and a chance for baby to get stronger.
Thank you so much to everyone for your lovely and encouraging comments this week, they’ve really helped me through. Let’s just hope for a very uneventful few weeks now, fingers crossed.