Monday, June 23, 2008

Bed Rest It Is

Ever have one of those days that start out pretty good and out of nowhere you get completely blind sided by something? That pretty much sums up how my day turned out to be today. I had another doctor appointment today and I was informed I was to be on bed rest because my cervix seems to be incompetent. It was and wasn't a complete shock to me. I had a LEEP procedure in 2001 so I was aware this could arise but until today the doctor hadn't said anything about it. Tomorrow at the ultrasound they will be measuring the length of my cervix and then we will find out how we are going to proceed with the rest of the pregnancy.

This news of course puts me in a complete whirlwind of emotions. Mostly fear. I personally know of the medical wonders available for premature infants but I also know the emotionally toll it takes on the parents and siblings. However, I did learn one thing and that was to take it day by day. So, for now I will concentrate on the ultrasound and what it reveals tomorrow.

Some of you have asked if I have a preference of the sex of the little one. I really just want a baby that is healthy and full term. Boy or girl, healthy or sick, this baby will be surround by lots of love.

As for stitching, I made some good progress on Mine All Mine this weekend.


I am off to stitch on Mine All Mine some more tonight. I hope everyone has a great night!

12 comments:

Jenna said...

I'm sorry to hear about your bed rest orders, Dawn. Hopefully, tomorrow's appointment will show that you don't need to be on bed rest for the remainder of the pregnancy. Good luck! *gentle hug*

Dee said...

I will be sending you all the good wishes that you get good news at your ultrasound tomorrow.

Kendra said...

I'm really sorry about the bedrest! Hopefully all will turn out fine you can just take things easy as opposed to complete bedrest.

Mylene said...

Best wishes to you Dawn. Hope all's fine with the ultrasound.

Lennu said...

Oh I'm so sorry to hear this! My thoughts and prayers are with you, I hope all will be fine.

Chiloe said...

Sending positve thoughts for a end of pregnancy withoout major problems ;)

We all want a heathly baby ;) It's funny your heart doesn't go toward one sex more than another one. I, I always wanted a daughter (and wouldn't have mind having 3. One of my friends is so happy with boys.) Anyway once is there, it doesn't matter because if you chose to have them, we will love them, right?

I love your stitching, like always Dawn !!! :-D

ollie1976 said...

Hang in there Dawn. I'm sure that everything will be okay and the baby will definitely come into this world surrounded by love.
-Jen

Carol said...

{{{HUGS}}} Wee Winter in the mail today ;-)

Cathy said...

Oh, no! I'm sorry, Dawn, I know you were hoping for an easier pregnancy with this one. I hope that you don't go too crazy on bed rest. I don't know how I'd do it. I'll be thinking about you and praying that your little lady or fella will stay in there for as long as possible!

Stitchingranny said...

I am so sorry that you need to bed rest it must be so difficult when you already have other children to care for but just for the time being you have to put yourself and your soon to be little one first. I hope everything will work out fine.

Hugs

Itching To Stitch said...

Sorry about the bedrest, but hopefully the doctors will know the best approach to take with this. Mine All Mine looks great ;)

Sharon said...

Great progress on mine!