I am 37. I have rheumatoid arthritis. Having RA doesn't mean I can't also be an athlete. I have a daughter, Andra Kate, born 12/12/08, and am due with daughter #2 due 12/12/12.
Saturday, October 27, 2012
1.5 cm, steroid shots at 33 weeks
This pregnancy has been pretty similar to the first. I was in the hospital for monitoring yesterday, and they decided to give me the steroid shots for lung development this time. They talked about it last time, but I kind of talked them out of it. This time, I am already 1.5 cm dilated, they only give the shots up to 34 weeks, and I do just have a feeling this baby could come by Thanksgiving (37 weeks) or a little before. There appears no real down side to the shots (and the upside for me? My awful neck pain is a little bit lessened!) so better safe than sorry as even if she is just a little early her lungs will benefit. I go get the second shot (and 2 hours of monitoring) today. I'm pretty sure my doctor would write me out of work if I wanted, but I can't. Not ready! I will take a lot of time this week (assuming we have school? Hurricane Irene put us out of school for a week, Sandy might get us a few days!) to get thing more in order. Found out I should have the same sub as last time so that helps. Here's a belly pic at 33 weeks: