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I'm a 36yr old, wife, wannabe mom, horticulturalist, halfass knitter, and sometimes runner, searching for my grace

Monday, June 27, 2011

17 weeks

My cervix is stable. The bad news is weekly monitoring. The good news is weekly monitoring means weekly ultrasounds. So at least I get to see the baby all the time. I've been having what I call low grade cramps, or heaviness feeling down low in my pelvis. But when they checked my cervix today it was still closed and 2.5 cm long. Dr. T says he doesn't want to do a cerclage unless it gets less than 1.5cm. So we just keep watching and checking. Next week is the big anatomy scan but DH is out of town on a fire and we are not sure if he will be back yet, so I may ask them to reschedule the big scan for the following week and just do my cervix/heartbeat check next week. I really want DH to be there for the anatomy scan and so does he. Dr. T still has me on pelvic rest and light duty, he said if I remain stable he will add a little more activity each week. Which is good. I hate not exercising. For me exercise is a stress reliever. The baby's heart rate was a little slower this week, but the sonographer assured me that was normal because today she was just chillin' in there not doing the regular flips and kicks.

So that's it really. I'm trying to take it easy and rest as much as I can. I feel lazy but it's for a good cause. I can't believe we've made it this far. I thank God everyday and pray that we can bring this baby home in 5 months.

There has been sad news for my RPL sisters in the blogosphere the last few weeks it breaks my heart. I feel their pain as if it were my own.


Kelly said...

I'm glad that you're having weekly monitoring. That's good news. How long is he willing to wait to do the cerlage (weeks)?

Right around 17 weeks or so I started having cramp-things. Freaked me out! Growing pains, my doctor reassured me (after a phone call and a visit). It's just so weird to experience though!

Mrs. Misfits said...

I've been keeping up here and fretting with you on the cervix front. I can totally see the blessing and curse of the weekly ultrasound. I am sending my best thoughts for continued normal progress.

Sue said...

Wonderful news - I hope everything continues to go well.

Good Timing said...

Glad things are going well! I will continue to keep you in my thoughts! :)