Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Appointment Update

So I really over did it this weekend and was feeling really guilty. I also started to get super paranoid because I was feeling pressure the last few days and had some light cramping and tightening last night. I was convinced that my appointment today was going to show a shortened or even dilated cervix. I'm SO glad I was wrong! My cervix was actually longer than the last time it was measured 3 weeks ago...5.2 and last time it was 5. So it's super long and definitely closed. I was shocked. The baby also looks good and we took a quick peek at the heartbeat and fluid levels and everything looks good. He flipped and is now breech and we got to see him kicking my cervix multiple times, which I've been feeling for days and it's been driving me crazy. He kicks really really hard and seriously kicked it for hours last night, which didn't help with my anxiety. I love feeling the constant kicks, of course, I just don't like to feel like he's trying to bust out the door.

Last week I ended up gaining 3 pounds in one week, which I thought was crazy! This week, I'm down 2 pounds, so I guess in two weeks I really one gained 1! So now I'm up a total of 4 pounds. My belly is also still measuring big at 24cm (24 weeks).
My peri actually explained that pressure is normal, especially as I get farther along but I'm just not used to it because last time my cervix 'gave out' and so I wouldn't have felt as much pressure. Now that I have a strong cervix, thanks to the cerclage, feeling more pressure is normal. I usually only feel it if I've been up a lot anyway so she said just to rest if I feel it. My peri and OB also agreed that the tightening of one side of my belly was actually round ligaments stretching, not Braxton Hicks. If it was BH, it would tighten everywhere, which is what I was getting with the twins. So all in all, I feel so much better. I really needed that reassurance, because I was driving myself crazy. My next appointment is next Wednesday, so hopefully I will stay calm until then.

12 comments:

  1. I am so glad to hear it went well today, Momma!!! You are doing so good and taking such good care of you and Baby Cline!! Indulge yourself a little lady!! Have Rob hit up See's Chocolates or something!!! We love you all!!!

    XOXO
    Amy

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  2. Amy Peterson (again)August 19, 2009 at 7:30 PM

    Where's our weekly belly picture lady???

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  3. congrats on a good appointment! we are all still praying for you and I am hoping that you are getting a little more comfortable day by day. HUGS to you and your husband...and we do need another belly pic!!! Take care of yourself girl!!! God bless
    brandy bbc

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  4. Yay! Keep the good news coming! =)

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  5. Woo Hooo!!!!!! Wonderful!!!! The time is flying by Lady, soon you will be posting pictures of your handsome soccer kicking boy! Can't wait. Love you both and God Bless.

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  6. Wonderful news all around!! I am so glad everything is going smoothly. Hang in there, your doing great. And give the little boy a belly rub for me...

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  7. Good to hear! Look forward to your next update Wednesday!

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  8. So glad to hear Jen...we're praying here in NY...Rog and Sig

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  9. So happy for you and your beautiful little boy!
    Thinking of you in IL

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  10. We're continuing to pray every night, and it makes me really happy to see how God's getting you through. Say hello to that precious little boy from us and Caleb. Love you all!
    Jenny & Ryan

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  11. this is awesome news cousins!!! WE LOVE YOU and are rooting for you every day. love karen, aron & sasha

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  12. its just wonderful to see God protecting you and your son. Round ligaments hurt so bad! i feel for you!

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