Ok, for those of you who don't know this, my wife's pregnant. This for many people would not be one of those WOW WOW WOW things but if you knew our history you would know that this is truly a miracle. We just don't get pregnant like other people do.
My wife was pregnant about a year ago and she carried to 16 weeks and then the baby died.
Well now we are 23 weeks 5 days along. During the previous pregnancy we found that the Mrs. has factor 5 lytem which has necessitated heparin injections 2 times a day every day till 34 weeks. My wifes stomach is quite bruised.
This past monday we had an ultrasound to determine cervical thickness and it was 1.1cm when it should have been 3.4 or thicker. This prompted no small amount of activity by the OB doc's office. They immediately put her on her back, called the local Fire department to come get her to take her to the big guns with the perinatologist.
We had a fire truck and an ambulance to take care of someone in the doctor's office which I think is overkill but hey, I don't do the budget in that city. If I did things would be done differently but hey I digress.
She arrived at the hospital and placed in a room and she was seen by the perinatologist pretty quickly.
A sidebar to this day was that Jennifer (my wife) had to deliver a meal to a family who had just attended a funeral. My wife put together this dinner with the help of our sunday school class. I ended up delivering the meal while my wife was being transported to the hospital.
Her doctor said that she was going to get a cerclage done on tuesday and for those of you who don't know what a cerclage is, well let's just say, stitches to close the cervix. But remarkably, this went really really well.
So she is on modified bedrest for the next week and may be on bedrest for the rest of the pregnancy.
My week was busy this week but it's going to get much busier.