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Week Twenty-Eight
~ Week 3 of Bed Rest

The week started out fairly normal, but it quickly turned into a busy hectic week. Monday we were starting to prepare for Hurricane Floyd. Doug took care of the house and I went with my mother to Sam's to get supplies. I really should not have been up but I am the only one with a Sam's card to so I went. Thank goodness Floyd passed us by with only a brushing. When he was threatening South Florida, his winds were 155 mph, and we were very scared.

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This week was also another doctor appointment for me. My weight gain was three pounds in two weeks!! Yuck but I am still under 10 pounds total so I guess I can't complain. The ultrasound of my cervix was not good. It is down to 2 cm in length from the 2.8 cm two weeks ago. I was put on the monitor, and it showed no contractions. The perinatologist has upped my medication to twice a day. They are thinking that I am having contractions at times but not feeling them. I also need to spend even more time in bed or the couch. I will have another vaginal ultrasound in two weeks to measure my cervix again and supposedly that will be the last one I have unless it shortens again. They are thinking that once I get to 30 weeks, they feel pretty safe if the baby was to be born. I will, however, still be on the medication until they take the sutures out at 36 weeks (not 37). I am starting to realize that the end is getting close. Even if I do go all the way to 36 weeks, that is only 8 weeks from now. It's kind of scary and kind of exciting at the same time. There is no way I will go past the 36 weeks plus a few days . . . my cervix just does not have any holding power once the cerclage is removed.

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