28 weeks today! Only 28 more days to go until 32 weeks. Doctors are still talking about releasing me at 32 weeks if I am still stable and things still look good. I will, however, not go off of the Terbutiline (thought it was Tributilene, but I've been corrected! :-D) pump as I originally thought. They will keep me on that. I've already developed the gestational diabetes that's a side effect of the pump. My lungs and heart are holding up well, so I don't seem to be having any of those ill effects. And doc even said today that I have a 50% chance of going full term! Not great odds, but still rather good odds! He said I'm stubborn enough to make it happen, lol. Everyone loves what we've done with the room by making it look like "home." Shrimp has also calmed down in her monitoring. We've had 4 successful monitorings where she has stayed off of her cord. She still hates the monitoring. Put up with it rather well this morning until the last 5 minutes when she just went spastic on trying to get it off of her.
So all is looking good. Our little miracle is still cooking. We have the medical staff boggled trying to figure out HOW the cervix went backwards. Of course, we know how, but the medical staff seems unwilling to accept our explanation, lol. They were still discussing my case over the weekend, analyzing, etc.
So where is Shrimp at 28 weeks:
By this week, your baby weighs two and a quarter pounds (like a Chinese cabbage) and measures 14.8 inches from the top of her head to her heels. She can open and close her eyes, which now sport lashes. This movement is more of a reflexive blink than a deliberate opening and closing, but it won't be long before she's batting those beauties at you.
Bye for now!