Wednesday, December 09, 2009

8 days to go

On Monday I went for my pre-assessment and testing at the hospital. They took some blood and asked me a butt load of questions. It actually didn't take as long as I thought. With my medical history I figured I would be there all morning.

My cervical cerclage will be placed next week on Thursday. I'm a little nervous, but more anxious to get it over with. We went to my OB yesterday and heard the heartbeat. The heartbeat was strong around 160 and we even heard some kicks in there. He/She is always very active when we catch a glimpse in there, so I wasn't surprised. I'm so proud of our little one! My OB talked about the procedure a lot and how simple and quick it would be. He said the actual procedure takes about 10 minutes then I would be sent to observation for a few hours to monitor for contractions and monitor the baby's heartbeat every hour while I'm there. The only thing I'm really nervous about is being awake the whole time. I know it only takes 10 minutes, but I don't want to know what is going on down there! I will either get IV sedation or a spinal block. The IV might knock me out if I get that for anesthesia. Then on the 29th we will go back and get an ultrasound. Hopefully then we will know boy or girl! I'll be 16 weeks at that point. So I'm counting...8 days!

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