I had an appointment yesterday and all went very well. I had another growth ultrasound and he's measuring almost a week ahead, which is good. So I'm 18 1/2 weeks, he's measuring a little over 19 weeks, and my belly is measuring 21 weeks! He also kicked so hard while my OB was using the doppler that my entire belly moved and so did the doppler. My doctor got a laugh out of that. I actually gained 2 pounds over the last 3 weeks, so I'm up a total of 3 pounds, which my OB said is really good. He told me I must have a very healthy diet. :) He was also surprised that I wasn't retaining water and that I didn't have swollen ankles at all, since I'm basically laying in bed or on the couch for over 3/4 of my days. My cervix is also doing great and is measuring 5cm! Having a 3-4 is totally normal, so the cerclage is actually lengthening it and keeping it super long, which is very good news. So for now, I can continue my once a week outings to go out to dinner or a movie. It's so nice to get out of the house! My grandma was also able to go to my ultrasound with me, since Rob is in Florida for a week on business. She'd never seen an ultrasound of a baby before, so it was really cool. I got some good pictures too, which are below. And I finally believe that it is a boy...there's no mistaking it now! :)
It's definitely a boy!