*We found out we were pregnant on Christmas Eve.....I still cannot believe that I kept the secret from my BFF's for so long. I am very impressed with myself..tee hee!
*Our due date is September 1st but if all goes well (and it will) I will have a scheduled C-section the first week of August. They want to deliver me at 36 weeks because when John was born my uterus was so small they had to cut both horizontally and vertically. I run the risk of my uterus rupturing should I go into early labor . I will however have an amino at 36 weeks to make sure the babies lungs are developed......if this baby is anything like his/her brother (John's lungs were miraculously developed at only 24 weeks gestation....amazing), we'll be good to go.
*Last Thursday we headed down to Good Sam for an outpatient surgery (cervical cerclage) and ended up needing a more involved surgery (abdominal cerclage) which landed me in the hospital for 5 longs days!
Here's what happened...
A cervical cerclage is performed in the OR using an epidural to numb you from the waist down.....once numb, the Dr. literally stitches your cervix closed. Well, as you all know, we apparently like to do things the hard way around here (it sure does make us appreciate what we have though) So, once my epidural was completed (not fun by the way) the Dr. went in to stitch me up only to notice that I didn't have much cervix to be stitched.....the left side was completely gone and there wasn't even enough cervix on the right side to be stitched. So, my Perinatologist called his colleague (who fortunately was in the hospital and free) and within minutes he arrived in the OR for a second opinion. Both agreed that the cervical cerclage could not be done....there was just too little cervix to sew up. So, they then put me under and performed an abdominal cerclage. Once under the Dr. opened up my abdomen , removed my uterus with baby, bundled it in blankets (the nurse said you could see the baby moving all around), stitched underneath my uterus, and then put me back together!
It is so amazing what doctors are able to do. We feel very confident in this procedure and look forward to bringing a full termer into our family.