Monday, February 4, 2008

Fibronectin pending

I stopped in to see the doctor this morning and mentioned the cramping and some slight pink spotting that I'd had over the last week. After doing an internal exam, she immediately said I needed to have a fetal fibronectin (sp?) test as my cervix was very soft and "floppy", but that the os was closed. It's still at a "3" - 3 inches I guess - I don't really remember what she said. Allegedly the test will determine whether I'm more likely to give birth in the next two weeks. There isn't any blood at the cervix. 

He's head down and heart rate was between 140-150.  She said that I am to stay on modified bedrest for the "indefinite future." 

The fetal fibronectin results should be in tomorrow morning. 

I'm laying down and keeping everything crossed. 

Oh. and we've gotten close to 20 inches of snow since Thursday. Insanity. 


orodemniades said...

Oy. Bedrest is boring, but good end results are worth it.

Besides, think of the guilt trips you can lay on the kid when they're a teen "You don't know what I went through to have you...!!!"

Ah, good times.

Flicka said...

It's great that you were able to get things with work straightened out so now you can go on bedrest without worrying. Well, realtively. You know what I mean.

I'm wishing you the best of luck, sweetie. I know it's boring but you are going to do great!

Dee said...

May that fibronectin test come back very negative.

Wishing you nothing but good as you begin bedrest. Need any book recommendations? I've got some good ones that I'd be more than willing to send your way--honest, just say the word.

Oy, about all that snow. One of our best friend couples live in Park Ridge and when I talked to them on Sunday, they said they'd had 20 inches as well. Keep warm!