Friday, May 8, 2009

Yesterday's 9w5d appointment

First, a certain someone (hmm... husband/daddy) finally scanned in last week's pictures and here they are!

This is baby B, doing her little dance.

This is baby A, curled up and taking a nap.

Yesterday's appointment went very well. It was a short appointment. We discussed the cercalge on the 19th, and then he checked the babies and my cervix. My cervix was down to 3.75, which is within the margin of error. He assured us that we shouldn't worry, but you know me! I've worried since I saw the measurement! The stitching area was 2.4, which is still close to last week's measurement.
Both babies are doing very well. They were head down and facing each other, arms and legs moving. We joked they were having a conversation. Heartbeats were still good. All in all a very good appointment.

Baby A is on the bottom, closest to the cervix.

Baby B is situated directly above Baby A.

We will see Dr. Bailey next Thursday for our last appointment before the surgery. On Friday, I have to go into the hospital for my pre-Admissions testing. Then, we check into the hospital on Tuesday morning at 7:30am for the surgery at 9am.
Other than some cramping post exam, which seems to be common after the vaginal ultrasound, everything was fine. We came home, relaxed, had dinner, and enjoyed the night!
Yesterday, my boss took me to lunch, and then my staff threw me a going away party. They gave me a basket full of "bed rest goodies" (puzzle books, games, snacks) and a giftcard. The card they all signed was so lovely and they had a delicious, beautiful cake made. I would have taken a picture, but I was caught off guard and didn't have my cell phone with me! It was chocolate with white frosting, and had purple, pink, and yellow flowers on it. Very nice.
Today is my last day. I have 2 storytimes and then it is just finishing stuff up. My, how these last 4 weeks have flown by!


A n T said...

Glad all is well!

Reba said...

happy last day of work!!

Never forgetting Gregory said...

Yay for a good appointment! I know it is impossible not to worry, but try to enjoy yourself also!

A Decade of BFNs said...

Awww your babies are beautiful!!!! Take it one day at a time sweetie.

Anonymous said...

Wow - time really does fly. I'm so glad things are progressing well and you are being well taken care of by your doc. Enjoy the bedrest - it sounds very appealing to me right now!

djordan said...

I recently ran across your blog and have read/ cried through your heartbreaking story. You have an unbelievable amount of strength. I just wanted to let you know that I will be praying for this pregnancy and your beautiful twins!

djordan said...

Thanks for your comment. I don't have periods on my own either...only after the drugs. I guess that makes them all the more painful. I look forward to following your story and really will be lifting your family up in prayer.

Living With Loss said...

What CUTE scan piccies!!

Thank you so much for your recent messages of support on my blog - it really is VERY much appreciated. And thank you for talking to your RE about me too - that was really sweet of you. I am definitely going to demand they do my progesterone on Monday. They wouldn't even let me talk to a Doctor today! I am so annoyed with the lack of care I've gotten so far - will defintiely be making a complaint when this is over, one way or another.

Anyway, thank you again for your support.

Mommy (You can call me OM) said...

Wow. Time has flown. How are you feeling now that your library days are behind you?

Thank you for the pics. They are wonderful.

I hope you have a peaceful Mother's Day. I'll be praying for you.

Simbelmyne said...

Yay for good news!
Keep strong, Mommy.

Anonymous said...

Hi hon, thinking of you today. I wanted to send you the flower picture but don't have your email address. Can you send it to me when you have a chance? xxx

momto558 said...

"Happy Mother's Day"..Michele:)!0 weeks already...can't believe it.Good luck on the 19th.We will be praying for you.Hugs, Michele

k@lakly said...

Keeping all of my best positive thoughts for you, for all of you. Glad to read of ggod news and to see such beautiful pics!

B said...

Good news. Keep it going and thinking of you as the day for the cerclage approaches.

love b

Anonymous said...

beautiful pictures, I'm grinning from ear to ear for you now!