Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Bed rest

I had a doctors appointment this morning at 8am. They did another sugar test on me and an exam.... Come to find out, I am dilated 1 cm and am now on complete bed rest! :( They hooked me up to monitor my contractions and in the 30 minute time span I had 2 fairly good contractions that were 20 min apart as well as about 5 or 6 really small contractions (Braxton hicks). I couldn't feel any of these which makes me wonder how many and how often I have been having them. My doctor put me on Albuterol in order to try and stop the contractions and keep me from going into pre-term labor. I'm only 34 weeks and she wants me to make it to 37 weeks at least. I really hope little Ava can hang in there and wait it out a few more weeks *at least* I'm pretty bummed about being on bed rest seeing as my husband works out of town all week and I have a small puppy to tend to as well as keeping the house in order and so on. Its gonna be extremely hard for me to stay laying down all day and really don't see myself being able to although I am going to try my best. I had an appointment scheduled to see my doctor in 2 weeks but she wants me to come in next week.


Melanie said...

I know how much this sucks, but really try to follow the dr's instructions. It will be so worth it when Ava is born healthy and strong. If you need anything, just call me. I can run over to help you or bring you something. Make Cookie stay in her crate for a won't hurt her, and it's best for baby. Also, call Raina! I know she will be sure you have lunch to eat, etc.

Ashley said...

Thanks so much Melanie! :)