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18.5 weeks (update & u/s pics) P Pickle Pants 98 kids; California 20522 posts
30th Dec '12

Pics of ze belly and ze baby at ze bottoms for you stalkers!



So I'm now down to 3.9 cm of cervix. Still in the normal range, but it has dropped from 5.5cm in the last 4-5 weeks. That's 1.6cm. At this rate, I won't be getting close to term :( I start progesterone injections as soon as insurance/payment is figured out. Hopefully that slows this WAY down!



And I'm contracting too. 1-2 per day on average, but that's how it started with D too. And I've had a couple of stretches where I got a few in an HOUR, but they went away.



Please pray she stays put for a MINIMUM of 6 more weeks and preferably at lease 12! I'd love 18 more weeks, but I'm not holding my breath!



Adding pics now!



18w belly:



http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a200/quicksilverNHS/6096657B-7F5A-4A7E-A512-3499B0C4587A-6107-0000057C80C5B197.jpg



http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a200/quicksilverNHS/29317B97-AEEC-4E59-8827-B49B55F1D9A7-6107-0000057C8A3C0159.jpg



And fundal height laying down this morning:
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a200/quicksilverNHS/D6200D63-D938-4D6D-8F79-942571997D36-1706-0000012C5C56F44D.jpg



The blanket I made her (big bro likes to snuggle it):



http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a200/quicksilverNHS/BCE539A7-C5B5-45E9-8BF7-EA4E315F7B3D-6107-0000057CA9E38B7C.jpg



http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a200/quicksilverNHS/0D4D035F-BC00-47BE-8216-7B07658C3F4A-1706-0000012C76560D91.jpg



http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a200/quicksilverNHS/0D07ABAB-7BCC-4D9B-8C4D-799EF0B0DB79-1706-0000012C38C24565.jpg



http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a200/quicksilverNHS/48FFAFFC-0D79-4C4A-A3D7-FAA581F2A334-1706-0000012C40F165A8.jpg



http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a200/quicksilverNHS/733163B9-2064-4A3B-B25B-8E87A41601DD-1706-0000012C47B22427.jpg



http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a200/quicksilverNHS/45159FAB-05D9-47D4-9E1E-A280E161F6ED-1706-0000012C500E618D.jpg



http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a200/quicksilverNHS/1BEFE4C8-2C2B-4A7B-B98A-100311736617-1706-0000012C992BC45E.jpg



And when I had surgery last week, my son went on bed rest too so his baby jaguar would stay in his tummy and grow big and strong!



http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a200/quicksilverNHS/F66D2FAF-01C1-447F-AA71-25B2AD23F078-1706-0000012CEC136AE8.jpg



Thanks for reading!
Sorry I can't post the pics. I'll get on my laptop and post them in a few, just had to get them off my phone :)

CRSx2Mommy 18 kids; North Carolina 3475 posts
30th Dec '12

no pics but since i'm not a stalker did they put a clerage in you? or w.e it's called? that's scary !!

Mann Makin' Mama[BBM] 18 kids; Dalton, Georgia 11563 posts
30th Dec '12

Watching for pics...



I hope you make it!!

Sarah{Mommy of 3} 35 kids; Texas 150 posts
30th Dec '12

Hoping baby stays put for as long as possible....bake baby bake!!!!!:D

Bad Things 1 child; Blacksburg, SC, United States 18084 posts
status 30th Dec '12

They didnt give you a cerclage knowing your past pregnancies?



Crossing my legs for you!

Summerfrost 51 kids; Massachusetts 6828 posts
30th Dec '12

That's still a really awesome cl ,especially for this time during the pregnancy. I know it's scary to drop that much, but you have to remember that 5.5 is almost freakishly long. No normal person without a cerclage could even stay close to that. Plus you're right in the middle of the 'danger' zone. I had less cervix than that with my first cerclage pregnancy and went full term and had to be induced at 40 weeks because my body wouldn't go into labor. I bet you'll do fine. :) Good luck! keeping my fingers crossed!

Moses. Due October 27; 3 kids; Texas 16003 posts
30th Dec '12
Quoting P Pickle Pants:" Pics of ze belly and ze baby at ze bottoms for you stalkers! So I'm now down to 3.9 cm of cervix. Still ... [snip!] ... a MINIMUM of 6 more weeks and preferably at lease 12! I'd love 18 more weeks, but I'm not holding my breath! Adding pics now!"


Oh I pray she hangs out for another 18 weeks!!! Hopefully this was just a fluke and your cervix will stay as is.

Bad Things 1 child; Blacksburg, SC, United States 18084 posts
status 30th Dec '12
Quoting Summerfrost:" That's still a really awesome cl ,especially for this time during the pregnancy. I know it's scary to ... [snip!] ... be induced at 40 weeks because my body wouldn't go into labor. I bet you'll do fine. :) Good luck! keeping my fingers crossed!"


That's true. I was at 1.5 cms before they put the cerclage in. Combined with bed rest and shots every week, I ended up going full term and being induced!

P Pickle Pants 98 kids; California 20522 posts
30th Dec '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting CRSx2Mommy:</b>" no pics but since i'm not a stalker did they put a clerage in you? or w.e it's called? that's scary !! "</blockquote>




Yep. Cerc want in last week.

P Pickle Pants 98 kids; California 20522 posts
30th Dec '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting JessieLeeAnne:</b>" They didnt give you a cerclage knowing your past pregnancies? Crossing my legs for you!"</blockquote>



Yup. He did! Thank God!

P Pickle Pants 98 kids; California 20522 posts
30th Dec '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting JessieLeeAnne:</b>" That's true. I was at 1.5 cms before they put the cerclage in. Combined with bed rest and shots every week, I ended up going full term and being induced!"</blockquote>




I'm hoping we make it. It's the contractions on top of it that has me worried. Doc hasn't mentioned bed rest yet. Just light duty (no lifting), but even walking around for a couple hours shopping gives me lots of pressure :/ so I can barely do the grocery shopping now and make DH go with me so I can go sit in the car and let him finish if i need to (so far I haven't)

Bad Things 1 child; Blacksburg, SC, United States 18084 posts
status 30th Dec '12
Quoting P Pickle Pants:" <blockquote><b>Quoting JessieLeeAnne:</b>" That's true. I was at 1.5 cms before they ... [snip!] ... the grocery shopping now and make DH go with me so I can go sit in the car and let him finish if i need to (so far I haven't)"


I would get on those motorized scooters to go grocery shopping.



There actually has been no studies saying bed rest actually works or not, but they put me on it anyway.



Are they giving you pills along with the shots to prevent labor? I don't remember what the name of the pills were...

P Pickle Pants 98 kids; California 20522 posts
30th Dec '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting JessieLeeAnne:</b>" I would get on those motorized scooters to go grocery shopping. There actually has been no studies ... [snip!] ... anyway. Are they giving you pills along with the shots to prevent labor? I don't remember what the name of the pills were..."</blockquote>



No yet as my contractions are still so far apart (the pills have risks for baby so doc wants to wait and start them if/when they get closer).



For me, the contractions make my floppy cervix open...then the cervix has so much pressure it irritates my uterus and causes more contractions. We're hoping the cerclage and progesterone make the cycle stop or at least slow WAY DOWN!

Bad Things 1 child; Blacksburg, SC, United States 18084 posts
status 30th Dec '12
Quoting P Pickle Pants:" <blockquote><b>Quoting JessieLeeAnne:</b>" I would get on those motorized scooters ... [snip!] ... uterus and causes more contractions. We're hoping the cerclage and progesterone make the cycle stop or at least slow WAY DOWN!"


Well, good luck! :D

P Pickle Pants 98 kids; California 20522 posts
30th Dec '12

18w belly:
6096657B-7F5A-4A7E-A512-3499B0C4587A-61029317B97-AEEC-4E59-8827-B49B55F1D9A7-610
And fundal height laying down this morning:
D6200D63-D938-4D6D-8F79-942571997D36-170
The blanket I made her (big bro likes to snuggle it):
BCE539A7-C5B5-45E9-8BF7-EA4E315F7B3D-6100D4D035F-BC00-47BE-8216-7B07658C3F4A-1701BEFE4C8-2C2B-4A7B-B98A-100311736617-170
And the ultrasound pics from 18w3d.
Here she's curled up indian style with her arms around her legs (seen from above her head)
0D07ABAB-7BCC-4D9B-8C4D-799EF0B0DB79-170Forward facing---creepy skull baby :D
48FFAFFC-0D79-4C4A-A3D7-FAA581F2A334-170And a profile shot! Can't see any hair yet! We saw hair with D on his 20 week ultrasound, so we'll see if we see any at my anatomy scan for her in 2 weeks :D
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And a crotch shot, just to confirm :D
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And when I had surgery last week, my son went on bed rest too so his baby jaguar would stay in his tummy and grow big and strong!

F66D2FAF-01C1-447F-AA71-25B2AD23F078-170