Good news! I went to both DrGav and my ObDoc today. First the Peri/MFM appointment: The cervix check shows all is looking great, staying a steady 3.5 cm and the cerclage is still looking good. Both grrl monsters had good heart rates and bloodflow. I have been taken off my medication and don’t need to come back for 2 weeks (where I will get my 24 week growth ultrasound). His take on my Friday achiness and spotting is that it is nothing to be worried about. Then I went to my ObDoc for a routine check. Blood pressure, pee in a cup, weight check , and doppler. Wiggles kicked the doppler when the nurse was trying to get a reading. We both laughed. My awesome ObDoc arrived all smiles. I got an internal pelvic exam **YOWCH!** where she proclaimed things seemed long and were holding well. When I told her about my Friday scare she was a little more concerned. She told me if I begin to feel uncomfortable to lay down on my left side, drink some water and take things easy. If things don’t seem to get better after an hour to call them. She said that the next 7 weeks were really critical and she’d rather know that I am resting easily at home with some liberties rather than being a “long term guest” at the hospital. I completely agree. All in all very good results, maybe I spooked myself a bit, but I’d rather be cautious than sorry. It is just another thing that will really help me make it through the rest of my countdown.
And now for something completely different…I had an idea for this week’s Photo Challenge, so I pulled out my fab macro lens.
Photo Challenge this week's theme: WHAT IS IT?
Take a guess about what this photograph is. To see a larger version, click on the pic. My only hint is that it is more than what you think at first glance. I'll post the answer Friday with the other folks who took the challenge. I’m horrible at guessing but found it a fun little inspiration for photography. Rotten – why aren’t you getting into the challenge! C’mon!
(The Photo Challenge aims to allow creative ways to explore a weekly theme through photography). The Weekly Photo Challenge is brought to you by The Steadfast Warrior (aka Lindsay) who also gave me this advice for dealing with my fears:
The reality is, you've got a lot going on and it's okay to be scared, hell if you weren't terrified a little, I'd think you were in denial. The only advice I have is to take solace in the movements and the special moments that come up.
She also said a little extra to warm my heart and offered a present to dry my eyes:
You are a lovely and strong woman. You and the Monsters WILL be okay. I can keep repeating it if you like? ;) (HUGS) to you, since sometimes that is what we need the most. I've left a little present for you at my blog…
Her gift was an absolutely stunning photograph taken from her balcony in beautiful Vancouver, BC. You have to go over and see it. I saved it as my desktop wallpaper for this 10 day countdown. Every time my computer boots up I see it and smile. Lindsay has a little girl, born just a little while ago, she is taking things one day at a time and writes with such honesty that I feel truly privileged to read and support her. Thanks so much Lindsay.
I ended my Day 9 with “Weekly Series Night” – a special evening MrBeep and I spend with friends watching though a TV series together. We finished watching The Venture Brothers – Season 3. It was also really fun to have some company, laugh and joke around. I love counting off a great day.