It's been a while since I've done a pregnancy update and I thought since I'm now 34 weeks there is no time like the present to let you in on what's been going on the last couple weeks. I debated about writing this all together but felt led to be open and honest with you even when it's not always easy to be.
If you know my story when it comes to pregnancies you know that I have had both of my babies 4 weeks early (36 weeks) and for reasons they can't explain. My body just starts to go into this hyperactive state where is just wants to get that baby out and there's nothing I can do to control it.
After my second, Justus, was born, and in the NICU for over a week, they strongly advised me that if I was going to have anymore children that I be on progesterone to keep the baby "cooking" for as long as possible. So when we surprisingly found out we were pregnant again (see that funny story here) we hopped on that right away.
Truly, everything has been going great this pregnancy! I have had fewer contractions throughout and have been able to sustain a good amount of energy. Overall, I have been very optimistic that this baby just might "go the distance." That was until I went to see my midwife this past Wednesday.
For the last week I have noticed not only my contractions picking up, but an increased amount of pain as well. Feeling somewhat concerned I notified my midwife. Knowing my history she wanted to be fairly certain that my body was staying in check and not progressing too quickly.
To my surprise, we found that at this point I am 1 cm dilated and 50% effaced. Yikes...not the news either of us were hoping to get.
So as of now...I am on partial bed rest (but we all know how great that works with two little ones running around) and I am just praying this baby continues to cook for at LEAST another 2 weeks.
If you think of it I would so appreciate your extended prayers for this baby and for me. If you read Monday's blogpost (Did I Really Just Cry Over A Broken Mug?) you already know how unprepared I'm feeling about this babies arrival...not that we can ever adequately prepare ourselves for the ginormous change that comes with bringing new life into the world but I just want to be able to feel some sort of peace about all of this and right now I simply don't.
So your thoughts and prayers would mean more than you know! Thanks to those of you that constantly check-in to see how I'm doing. It means more to me than you know.
Happy Friday everyone! And thanks for stopping by! Head on over to my Instagram for the daily happenings of the Kirby family!