Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Doctor's Appointment & Ultrasound

I saw my OB today. She checked my cervix and says that it's completely thinned out. :-) But somehow the cerclage is still holding and not strained...I have no idea how that is possible. She doesn't want to take the cerclage out until I'm either in labor or the cerclage starts pulling at the cervix. Because the cervix is so thin and Baby A's head is so close to the other side, if she were to go in there with scissors, she might nick the amniotic sac or the amniotic sac might rupture on its own much quicker. She's very proud of me for making it to 33 weeks and hopes I can go a few more. I, on the other hand, am so ready to be done. :-)

Then I had an ultrasound. The babies are sooo big, measuring in at a hefty 4 1/2 lbs each. Baby A is actually a teensy bit bigger than Baby B now, which I think is really funny. :-) Baby B also decided he's going to be a good boy and is now head down!! WOOOO!!! Baby A's head is so far down into my pelvis they nearly couldn't measure it. heh They also confirmed that my cervix is pretty much non-existant (ie fully effaced), but not really dilated. The doctor noticed that Baby B's umbilical cord blood flow was a bit sluggish, so she sent me down for a non-stress test. Both babies passed that with flying colors, so they sent me home after about an hour. Unfortunately, they want me to repeat the non-stress test on Friday morning. urgh!!

I posted a new belly pic last night, so go take a look!

8 comments:

WiseGuy said...

I am so happy that you are going strong! Happy fruition!

jenn said...

Check out that belly pic! Amazing!

Here's to a few more days of the super cervix holding out. It's really done an amazing job!

Rebecca said...

I can totally relate to the "being done" part! I'm 27 weeks now and while I'd love to make it to 38 weeks, I can't imagine going another 2ish months. I'm finding sleeping really uncomfortable no matter what I do. I still haven't tried the recliner yet because I can't deal with the thought of sleeping alone in the living room but I just might have to tonight. We'll see....

Congratulations on making it so far!!!

margelina said...

Wow Elana! Can't believe its getting so close! Your poor but so strong belly!!

Christina said...

Wow, you're getting so close! Cute belly pic too, I like how you've worn the same thing in each picture so it's easier to see your progress.

The Captain's Wife said...

So exciting! It really could be "any day now!". Can't wait for the announcement and hopefully some pics~

JamieD said...

You're getting so close and doing so well!! It sounds like the babies are just as anxious to meet you as you are to meet them.

Woo-hoo!!!!

Look What A Bargain said...

33 weeks is great. my shimie was born at 33 weeks.