Well, Team Colley has had an unimaginably rocky road the past few weeks. Can you believe that the easy part was weathering a blizzard, getting the house ready for sale, packing up our lives and driving out to Columbus? That was a pleasure cruise compared to what happened when once we got here.
We arrived in Columbus on Friday (2/4) and got moved into the corporate housing condo. My dad was wonderful enough to drive out to help with the unpacking, etc. He left on Sunday afternoon.
Monday afternoon I went to my first doctor’s appointment with my new OB/GYN. This started out as a normal visit, pee in a cup, check my weight and blood pressure, etc. Next was an ultrasound to check on the development of the twins. Both look great and are moving and grooving around in there. Good news. Next my doctor checks my cervix and things go silent. He looks at me and says that I have an incompetent/funneled cervix and that I have to be admitted to the hospital that night. I called Shawn at work (his first day) and told him to go home immediately, drove back to the condo, and told him what was happening. We packed a bag and then went to the hospital where I was admitted. (Thank God that some great friends of ours were able to pick up Walter and care for him.) I had surgery where the doctor attempted to put in a cerclage on Tuesday afternoon, but my cervix was too effaced to put one in. The next few days were a blur of IVs, monitors, and drugs but things have settled down a bit. I haven’t had any contractions and the babies are doing great, but I will have to remain at the hospital on bed rest until I deliver. I am 19 weeks and 6 days today, so I have a long road ahead of me. Luckily, we have family and friends to support us, so I know that we’ll get through this some how.
I know that this is a pretty big shock and you might have questions or concerns, feel free to email me or leave a comment and I’ll let you know what is going on. Any good thoughts or prayers sent in this general direction will be greatly appreciated.