Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Appointment Update

See this?????

This is my cervix at 28 weeks (well 28 weeks, 2 days). The measurement at yesterday's appointment? 4.27 cm!!!!! Praise God! As usual, I was beyond nervous, but the TAC continues to hold, cervix is long, strong, curved and closed, and God continues to bless us immensely!

Just a recap from yesterdays appointment:
1.) Weight - now 180 (still 6 lbs). MFM says not to worry baby is obviously getting the nutrition he needs. I really don't know how I have gained so little - I eat like a cow! I guess all that working out over the summer increased my metabolism? Who knows!

2.) Blood Pressure - 124/65

3.) Cervical Length (I'm starting to actually love my cervix - go figure!) - 4.27cm. Last check at 24 weeks was 4.10 am.

Baby Spencer
1.) Heart Rate - 143 bpm

2.) Length - not able to tell

3.) Weight - 2lbs, 8 oz.

Questions for the MFM
1.) Last cervical length check? - 32 weeks

2.) Precautions or concerns? - None. Pretty soon I can relax completely. ha! I told him we will relax when we get to fullterm.

Overall it was a good appointment. Now I am happy for about a week and then I get worried again. Ahhh the joys of pregnancy after loss.
Thanks for all the support ladies!

BTW:// the one question everyone seems to ask is "how did you keep it a secret for so long?" Let me tell you it can be done. The weather has actually worked to my advantage for the past 2 -3 months. It has been extremely cold in Florida (and my classroom is always cold anyway). Hubby's sweaters and my winter coat did an awesome job of hiding the bump. So for those of you who want to wait to tell your families, it can be done. Large clothing is a must, and when others (nosy folks) ask if you are, simply reply with "so, are you calling me fat?" It shuts them up immediately! :-)

Awaiting my expected end,


  1. Yay! So glad that you have such good reassuring news to share!

  2. Whoop, Whoop!!!! Doing my happy dance!!!! I am so, so excited for you!

  3. WOW! That's an awesome length! I don't think my cervix has ever been that long!

  4. Great news!! Yay for a nice long cervix!! :)

  5. Awsome news pretty mama! And that number, 4:27 is my sweet Naomi's birthday, April 27th, so that is a fantastic number. btw, i am not sure why you wanted to hide your pregnancy for so long, but glad you were able to do so. I remember having to hide it from my dad for awhile, (my daughter now , Sadie) but soon I had to tell before I did get bigger. Congrats on cervix length go mama go!

  6. Such great news, Marie!! Your cervix length is awesome, and Spencer is getting big!! Praying for your home stretch!

  7. Marie!!!!!!! You look so gorgeous!! Are you LOVING that round belly? Are you going to take maternity photos? Don't worry about the weight gain. By the time I delivered Sophi I only gained a total of 7 lbs. Which meant I had actually lost some weight since she weighed 6.4 andthen there's the placenta and water retention. just keep eating. My goodness I miss that. Lol! I just found out how many calories are in a Dunkin Donuts white hot chocolate :/. I had one every day for weeks. And fried dough was bestie for a while. Then my gallbladder stopped working correctly and I ended up unable to eat greasy food but boy did I enjoy it when I could. Lol! You look fab and I'm so happy for you!

  8. Great news!!!! God is AWESOME and He can do anything but fail. You are doing wonderful. Thanks for keeping us updated. As always, uplifting you in prayer. Lord knows PRAY CHANGES THINGS!

  9. HOOOOOORAY! Such good news! So happy for you and so glad you're able to breathe a little easier! This is a good time for you to enjoy every little second with Spencer snuggled tight within his mommy! I'm so excited for you and love hearing good updates! Praise God!

  10. Thanks for the update! I loved your pic in the previous post. LOVE YOU!!!!