I had an OB appointment this morning...and it did not go as well as I would have liked.
My appointments for the last 2 months have been pretty much the same. Ultrasound to check out Baby K & the tech tells me what a cute baby I have gestating...ultrasound to check out my cervix & the tech tells me things look good and what my measurement was...then see Dr. O and he says things are good and he'll see me in 2 weeks. Today did not follow the pattern.
Today: ultrasound to check out Baby K & the tech told me I had a cute baby gestating and that he had fat feet (he really does we even got a pic of them!). Then, ultrasound to check my cervix & the tech said nothing. I could see the screen and saw that my measurement was under 2 cm. Then I saw the funneling (basically dilating from the inside out) and I knew it wasn't good. As we waited to see Dr. O, I told Joe things were not good and to expect at least bed rest.
Dr O. came into the room and didn't speak...not good...he made some funny faces too. Then he told us he wasn't happy with my cervical measurements...no kidding...I wasn't either. He said we could do nothing and my cervix could hold up with just bed rest or things could go downhill fast. There is no way of knowing. So he decided to take action.
Tomorrow morning I am getting cerclage. Sigh. I've known since before I was pregnant a cerclage was a possibility and I was OK with it (I'm not going to explain it...you can look it up if you really want to know). Now that it's happening tomorrow I'm not so sure I'm still OK with it. There are some risks, but it has a great success rate, so I am trying to be positive.
Please keep me and Baby K in your thoughts tomorrow morning! This kid really needs to stay put for at least 13 more weeks (I'd be happier with 15!).