I am pleased to report that we had a perfect doctor’s appointment today! We had an ultrasound, met with the doctor, and did some labs. Baby Greenie is doing awesome and looks like a little baby already!!
This little guy or gal is super active! It may of had something to do with coffee I had right before, but it was really difficult for the tech to get the heartbeat.
Next week I am having a consult at the Perinatalogist. My doctor wants me to be monitored by them as well, so that we can do everything possible to get this baby to full term. Since I had an emergency cerclage with the Green Beans, I may need to have one again. My cerclage the last time really sucked and was totally traumatic for me. It was done as a last resort when I was 19 weeks pregnant. If they recommend one this time, it will be strictly prophylactic. There’s always a risk of miscarriage by doing any procedure, so I’m really torn on if we should do it.
For those of you that have had cerclages before, would you/did you get one again for your subsequent pregnancies?
Above, is a 3D pic of Greenie Baby from today’s visit. When I saw it, I immediately thought it resembled a picture I have of Rylan. Below, is that picture of Rylan. See the resemblance??
On another note, I was doing some reading on incompetent cervixes. Exciting, huh? I was never officially diagnosed with an incompetent cervix, but basically that, with premature membrane ruptures, was the root cause of all my problems with the Green Beans. I read that if you have complications due to an incompetent cervix with multiples, you won’t necessarily have that with a singleton pregnancy. So that is hopeful! I brought this up to my doctor today, and she confirmed that was true.
I am so thankful to God for this miracle baby and so thankful for a very positive update today! I really appreciate your feedback about the cerclage, as this is going to be a big decision for us. In the meantime, I am going to keep on resting, relaxing, and believing that we are going to bring this healthy baby home about 27 weeks!