Not your typical OB appointment

Today I had my monthly OB follow-up appointment. My husband was actually able to come with me to this one, and we were hoping to get in a quick unscheduled ultrasound. He just wanted to take a peak at our little girl. We have an awesome OB who doesn’t mind doing ultrasounds whenever we like. What we weren’t expecting was a necessary ultrasound that would change the course of my pregnancy.

I’m 27 weeks pregnant and “funneling.” I’ve known for a while now that this pregnancy is very different than my first. I’ve been having Braxton Hicks contractions for about a month now and I’m carrying our little girl very low. So low that I have jokingly said she’s going to fall out anytime. Little did I know, I wasn’t that far off. My contractions are real and our baby is already heading for the exit.

The doctor’s exact words were “Something major, but we’re not going to worry.” Somehow I’m still not 100% reassured. However, he’s seen so many of these cases and it’s common for women who gave birth early before. I’m grateful he’s our doctor. He’s someone I trust very much.

However, our game plan is not very fun for me. We will begin weekly Progesterone injections and oral Nifedipine every 8 hours. My husband will be watching several “how-to” videos on YouTube before he will be coming anywhere near me with that needle!┬áPlus, I “get” to be on limited activity, AKA bed rest with weekly instead of monthly doctor visits. This should be a lot of fun with a 3 year old in tow.

Kidding aside, I’m worried and pray that the medications and rest will work. We need our little girl to stay put for as long as possible. Hopefully for a couple more months. Our goal right now is to make it to 34-36 weeks.

14 comments

  1. Sherri

    Oh, Cam! What an unexpected turn of events…hang in there.

  2. Cam nothankyouplease.com

    Thanks Sherri. Today you will find me curled up in the corner crying. Tomorrow I will pick myself up and think of all the fun things I can do from my couch!

  3. Lisa

    Cam, I wish I were closer to help with Emma. Thoughts and prayers always from your friends in Santa Cruz

  4. Cam nothankyouplease.com

    Thanks Lisa!

  5. Nancy

    I wish you all the best Cam and my prayers are with you and your family, enjoy your little girl and please please listen to the doctor and get some rest, we appreciate you and hope to hear great news soon :)

    1. Cam nothankyouplease.com

      Thank you Nancy! Hoping to get good news soon!

  6. Brandi

    I wish I were there to help you- I am an expert at giving shots! LOL On a more serious note, I will be praying daily for your family. God will carry you all through- it is a blessing to see how He will work through every detail! Sit back and trust, Cam…you can do this! Love you so much and plase feel free to text or call anytime if I can help!

    1. Cam nothankyouplease.com

      Oh Brandi, I don’t know how you do it. I know you do it because you have to but still. I so needed you to show Doug what to do, this was not his area of expertise! Funny, did you ever thing “Doug Bowman” would be giving me shots in my bootie!? We had a good laugh about it in the end. I hope you are hanging in there. We think of you every day! Hugs!

  7. Janet Round

    i am so sorry to hear that Cam. I will add you to my prayer list that she stays put until the time is right for her to reach the necessary development to deliver a healthy baby girl! I will also pray for you to stay down and limit your activity and for the time to pass quickly for you.

    1. Cam nothankyouplease.com

      Thank you Janet. Just hoping the time goes by fast so we can have a healthy girl!

  8. Carole Prater

    You take care, I know everything will be ok. Love, thoughts and prayers coming your way

    1. Cam nothankyouplease.com

      Thank you Aunt Carole! Miss you!

  9. Nichole inthesesmallmoments.com

    Cam…
    First, I am so sorry that you’re going through this!
    Second, we went into labor for the first time with Katie at 24 weeks.

    I was given terbutaline via IV and orally more times than I can count over the next 16 weeks.

    I was on full bed rest from 27 weeks on and we made 11 trips to L&D before she arrived just one day early!

    If you need someone, I’m right here. I know firsthand the worry that goes along with this.

    Sending you love and support…

    1. Cam nothankyouplease.com

      Thanks Nicole! I really hope I make it to week 34, that’s our goal right now. “Bed Rest” isn’t as fun as it sounds, even though I’m exhausted! I’m trying not to worry, but that seems impossible at this point!

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