Friday, October 29, 2010

All about the bump

So here is the little lefty bump at roughly 32 1/2 weeks.  And here's the story of a boy named "Lefty"  About five years ago I found out that I was born "special" with a little something we like to call uterus didelphys.  Sounds cool, right?  Well basically it means that I have two uterus' (uteri?)  The cool part is that we get an ultrasound every month but the not so cool part is that it makes my pregnancy kind of high risk which brings us to where we are now.  So far, things have gone really well and I have been feeling great (for the most part) but...about a month ago they put me on the monitor for the first time and saw that I was having bunches of contractions all in a row which caused them to send me up to triage.  Bed rest for a couple of days then back to work, lots of confusion for this hormonal/slightly crazy pregnant lady but overall everything was fine.  We decided that I just have lots of contractions and, you know, it is what it is...until today.  Today, during parent teacher conferences (great timing) I get three phone calls from all of my doctor's offices telling me that I failed this test that tells me whether or not I have a chance of going into labor in the next two weeks and that I need to go to the hospital at 2:30 to get a steroid shot so that lefty's lungs can mature if he comes early.  And....bed rest.  So now I am back to being kind of stressed, overwhelmed, slightly annoyed, oh, and emotional all at the same time.  With all of that said, I really don't think that Lefty will come in the next two weeks but I guess now i've got to do what I can to keep him in there for as long as I can.  On a happy note, Lefty is really quite cute and has chubbo little cheeks.  As of two weeks ago he weighed 4lbs 1 oz and was 16.5 inches long so we're pretty excited about him-just not ready to meet him quite yet.  Oh, and incase you didn't guess, we call him lefty because he has chosen to reside in the left uteri.  Thanks, Dad, for coming up with the best baby nick name ever.

1 comment:

  1. Hey Jessica !

    Welcome to the blogoshere and a great initial entry. We're all hoping and praying that 'Lefty' comes out of the bullpen ok.Sorry about the baseball analogy but you see I'm an old left handed pitcher and when I read the lad's name I couldn't resist.