I am so sorry this post is so late in the day but my utrasound was the last one! (Of course!) They came and got me around 4:30 and, after waiting around and things, it was 5:15 when I got back to my room and then I had visitors. But I am here now!
Things went well. The tech was really sweet and gave me a look at the babies before the MFM doctor and the resident who is taking care of me came in. Maya is transverse (and was kicking up a storm!). Her HB was 153bpm. Bobby was head downm, which is what has been causing me so much pressure on my cervix! He was headbutting me! We could see him! His HB was 145bpm. She was able to get a nice profile shot of Maya but every time she tried with Bobby, he would roll over and into a ball, as though he knew she was trying to photograph him. It would just be a black blob on the screen! Little stinker... But they were both so active and I could feel them and see them at the same time. It was magical.
Afterwards, she went to get the doctors and then prepped for the vag u/s. It was the same MFM as last week, Dr. C., and I really liked him. I was glad the resident, Dr. P., came also. He has seen me every single day I've been here, including last weekend. He seems so very compassionate. I am so pleased with the docs here. So, the scan started and you could see the stitch clearly. My cervix is CLOSED! The upper funnel is still there, as expected, but below... It measured 1.4! Now, these are measurements that fluxuate with the tech and where the measurement takes place, of course, but he said that he was getting "longer than last week" which was listed as 1.2. Thank you, thank you, thank your for the prayers!!!! Even with Bobby constantly on my cervix and the increased pressure, the stitch is holding my cervix closed and the bedrest is keeping pressure to a minimum. It was great news!
I was starting to get nervous as the day wore on and this just brightened my mood. I am so relieved and happy with the diagnosis. Dr. C. said that he would see me next week and hopefully things would be unchanged.
I had one contraction last night, but it was at the end of my monitoring session and my bladder was about to explode. The nurse said that was fine and doesnt count. :) So I am still contraction free for almost a week!
Carrie, who is carrying triplets, sent me a beautiful countdown calendar!!! THANK YOU!!! I have it next to the bed. Right now, there is a beautiful star with the number 11 on it. She also included a funny magnet which I attached to the leg of one of my trays. It allows me to pick where I'd rather be (instead of in bed... say, on a beach!). Thank you, Carrie! You are so thoughtful! We can do this! (She is one day behind me and we are both counting on our cervixes to get us to 24w at least!).
All in all, today was a very positive appointment. While I havent talked to Dr M yet, I fully expect to keep my priviledges and am looking forward to next week's scan (23w3d). The tech said that they may measure the babies again or they might wait until the following week (when I will be 24w3d) to get weights, etc.
Again, thank you for the prayers. They mean so much and I know they are working! They are being answered every single day.