Bed Rest Bound

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I had a regular routine appointment yesterday, which turned into a bit of an emotional day.  Unfortunately, my cervix shrunk to a 2.6. Because of the drop, I was sent to labor and delivery to be monitored. Just hearing the words labor and delivery at 26 weeks pregnant had me in tears.  My Doctor was so sweet in assuring me that this was something we just needed to do to make sure the babies were safe and see if their was anything else going on.  My Mom was there with me, thank God, and Ryan was on his way. I was taken up to the 4th floor by wheel chair and sent to a triage room where they set up monitors around my belly to monitor the babies heart rates. All three babies did fabulous. We did, however, learn that I was having contractions, which kind of blew my mind because I couldn’t even feel them.  It scared me and had me kind of worried. However, with my cervix shrinking it made perfect sense.

What I experienced yesterday is considered normal for a triplet pregnancy, but we obviously, want to steer clear from labor and delivery as long as we can. So now, moving forward, I am officially on bed rest. I need to pay close attention to any contractions I may experience at home and let my body rest. I am allowed to get up to use the restroom, make meals, shower, and maybe even go for a dip in the pool, but no more outings or for this Mama.

It is also possible that with bed rest my cervix may actually lengthen, which would be awesome!!! So I am hoping it will grow because that will help me carry our little ones to 35 weeks.

Thank you for  your ongoing love and prayers. Means so much!!! I know God has us and will see us through. One day at a time.

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5 thoughts on “Bed Rest Bound

  1. Praying for you and your sweet little ones! I am 17 weeks with my first and love following along with you on your amazing journey. Your story is so inspirational and heartwarming and I think about you and pray for you all every day!

  2. It could also be stress from moving I was moving when i was 7 months didnt lift a thing but the next morning i woke up and was having pain went to the hospital was in preterm labor they gave me meds to stop the labor and sent me home on bed rest for a couple of weeks my little one stayed in they had to go get her at 42 weeks just take it easy try not to stress its in Gods hands and i hope the best for you and the babies. Also you never know with technology these days to my husbands cousin gave birth at just about 7 months baby was 3lbs 1 oz but is completely healthy no problems other then having to stay in the hospital due to being a premie.

  3. Pingback: Fortin Trio Update: 26 weeks | ourjourneytoparenthoodblog

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