||[Dec. 10th, 2007|05:04 pm]
Lacking in years,but loving as parents.
I just joined and I wanted to introduce myself.
My name is Skye, I'm 20 years old and expecting my first child. My boyfriend and I found out at about 4 weeks, we saw him for the first time at about 8 weeks due to blood clot complications that threatened to terminate the pregnancy. Things worked out in our favor obviously.
At 17 weeks they noticed I had sevre cervical shortening. At 20 weeks they did an emergency cerclage (a purse stitch through the cervix to hold it closed) . I went on strict bed rest, went to the hospital twice once at 20 weeks again at 24 weeks for preterm labor. Both times I was released after 24 hours. I was admitted again to the hospital on 11-24-07 for preterm labor and I haven't left since. I go to maternal fetal medicine (which is located on the bottom floor of the hospital where I pretty much live, health park hospital, fort myers, florida) twice a week for cervical length ultrasounds. I am currently 30 weeks 0 days, my baby boy Elijah Maddison weighs 3.12 lbs and is 19 and1/2 inches.
If any other young moms did hospital bedrest or struggled with incompentant cervix I would love to exchange emails and I love hearing every babies story.