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.
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,