On borrowed time?

I’m 33w3d today. And at my weekly Monday morning OB appointment, they discovered that I’m now 3cm dilated, with a super soft cervix, and still totally effaced. And with a crazy high blood pressure level (150/100) thrown in for good measure. With stats like that, I was sent directly to triage at L&D.

I really thought this was IT. I thought I’d be in labor right now. The wonderful, amazing, thank-you-lord news is that I’m not contracting, my cervix hasn’t changed since this morning, and the babies heart rates looked good. Oh, and my blood pressure totally chilled out at triage and the bloodwork and urine analysis for pre-eclampsia came back negative. PHEWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW.

Of course, we so very badly want these sweet babies to stay put longer. Everyone—hubs, me and the doctors—are hoping and praying for 34 weeks (Friday). That seems soooooooooooooooooooooooo far away. Can I really hang on with a soft, “ripe,” 3cm dilated, 0cm length cervix for another four days?! According to the doctors, YES. I could go today, tomorrow or in a week. No one knows, so my job is to chillax and eat and hydrate and monitor myself for an uptick in contrax, water breaking, all of that stuff.

I feel like a bit of a ticking time bomb, on borrowed time. I don’t know how long my cervix can hang on, but gosh darnit, we aren’t giving up! Baby A, Baby B, cervie, ute, hubs and I are all going to give it our very best and try to eke out another day. Because everything was pretty chill during my day in triage, I was discharged and I’m back home on bedrest.

We love you so much, Baby A and Baby B. Whenever you need to come into the world, we are 100% okay with it and we will take care of you and give you the very best doctors and NICU possible.



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22 responses to “On borrowed time?

  1. You must have expereinced a swirl of emotions in the past few hours. Thank goodness for amazing doctors and babies staying put a little while longer. I am sure you are in great hands once they arrive, but how wonderful that you have a little more “borrowed time” for them to stay put. Thinking of you!

  2. AZMamma

    Yea for not being in active labor w/ no pre-e!!! Your doc is right … I went 3 weeks at 3-4cm with my 2nd baby and active labor didn’t start till my midwife broke my water. Hopefully those beautiful babes will stay put till at least Friday (and longer!)

  3. How amazing that everybody’s still in there! Zen zen zen zen–one each for you, hubs, and the babes. xoxo

  4. AL

    OH wow, Egg, what a scary day. I’m so glad your blood pressure went down and you aren’t in active labor. You are doing great, you’ve been doing great keeping those little ones in for so long. I hope so much you make it to Friday, hang in there! You are doing great!

  5. lifebytheday

    Fingers firmly crossed! You sound like you’re staying so positive…good for you!!

  6. Wow that is a lively visit. I have my fingers crossed that you make it to 34 weeks! Come on babies stay in there just a bit longer.

  7. FCblacksheep

    You know Egg I got to say, for a rather uneventful pregnancy, you sure are drumming up quite the dramatic ending. LOL. Whenever I see a new post from you I’m like “oh my goodness, please, please, please let her still be pregnant.” I know you can all make it to Friday, just a few more tiny days. 34 weeks would be awesome!!! You can get there.

  8. ok you have to stay put babies until the 12th March it is a wonderful amazing day where brilliant people are born. Oh did I mention that was my birthday 😉 Come on babies just a few more days to reach the big 34 weeks. Sending you lots of love Egg.

  9. JC

    I’m so glad your bp went back down and you texted neg for pre-eclampsia. YAY for being back home and on bedrest! I really hope you can make it through the week, I think you can do it!!!

  10. you are doing so amazing, meeting your goals left and right. i kinda stopped worrying as much around 32w because the babies will be fine, just in the nicu. you can do it! 34 weeks!

  11. This is intense and must be stressful, but your last paragraph says it all. Keeping my fingers crossed!

  12. Egg, you are doing so great! I hope these little ones can hang in there just four more days, too. But even if they just HAVE to show themselves a little earlier, I know you and hubs and all your docs will handle it beautifully, and those babies will be little champs!

    Come on Baby A and Baby B! Be good for mommy just a liiiittle while longer!

  13. Jen

    What an emotional roller coaster! Hang in there. You guys can ALL do it!

  14. Heidi

    i am just loving your positivity, and i’m sure those good endorphins are quite pleasing to the babes! i’m sooooo thinking you’ll be able to last a bit longer, too! what an adventure to tell the babes about someday–i love that they are just not quite ready to come on out yet. praying for you literally every day!!! thanks for the updates!

  15. I have been stalking your blog and thinking about you and your little ones! So glad you’re still hanging in there! You’re doing great!

  16. Tio

    You’ve all done a great job of hanging in there so far. Just a little longer. Onre more day, and one more day, and one more day… zen zen zen.

  17. I know that was such a crazy day for you! But those babes know what’s good for them so they’re gonna stay put at least until 34 weeks! I just know it. Saying some prayers that everything goes as planned–as in, they won’t come until at least 35 weeks when you feel better about it :). Hang in there babies and cervie!! 😉 xoxo

  18. sienna

    I bet you didn’t even think you’d still be prwgnant when all this first started a month ago!! U and the babies are doing great!! A few more days little ones! I can’t believe you’re going to meet ur sweet babies soon. Soo exciting. Even if they show up to the party a tad early, they’re gonna be healthy and do great :o)

  19. Oh, Egg. I know this is such a hard-fought battle to keep those little babies inside of you a bit longer. You’re doing SO well!

    No matter what happens at this point, I have every faith that both babies will be just fine. You’ve brought them so far.

  20. You are doing so great!! One day at a time. Hang in there, Momma! Cheering for you (in zen-like fashion) the whole way!!

  21. Wow! Pre E workup and 3 cm! You’re so lucky that everything worked out! Keep a close eye on your ctx. You’re totally going to make it until friday. I’ll be thinking of you. Good luck!

  22. Hang on, little non-existent cervix, hang on!! “Ripe” has now been added to my list of ewwwww words, along with “moist” and “panties” by the way.

    You are a rock star – one more day! one more day! (this is me cheering for your encore)

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