I am not quite sure where to begin, but lets just say a lot has changed and the pumpkins and I need your prayers. The ultrasound was amazing! The pumpkins are perfect, beautiful and the loves of my life. I couldn't believe how well everything was going and what amazing pictures we were getting. That hour and a half led to two large shocks.
Shock #1: We are having TWO BOYS! No doubt about it, baby B is a BOY 100% boy!
Shock #2: Came at the very end of my appointment when my cervix length was checked. We look for around a two or greater. A month ago it was at a 3.9. Yesterday it was a .59. My heart sank, my dreams flashed before my eyes and the tears started to flow. I knew from that moment that my pregnancy was high risk and things were not good. The doctor is a specialist and is very experienced. We were sent straight to Labor and Delivery where I was monitored for contractions, thanks goodness I was having none. It is believed to be an incompetent cervix, which I hear is quite common in a multiple pregnancy. I was taken to surgery where a cerclage (cervix was sewn shut) was placed and we now pray for time. Time for those babies to stay put and the cervix to stay closed. It seems we caught it just in time as by the time I went in for surgery it was .50.
The surgery was longer than expected and scared the heck out of Gabe. I am not sure what I feel anymore. I went from feeling confident that we will have babies to a place where the black cloud sits above my head. We strive for six more weeks, but would love to get 1o more. Please please pray that the cervix stays closed and this cerclage does the trick.
I am now off work, that was a shock in itself. I thought at first it was temporary, but nope... she says the pregnancy and keeping these babies safe is top priority and she is RIGHT. I am disappointed and scared. I blame myself and fear for my babies lives. I can't imagine losing them, so I won't! I HAVE TO STAY HOPEFUL and pray that this cerclage works its magic. I need your girls now more than ever.
I have lots of time on my hands now so I may recap in detail and I do plan to post some of our amazing pictures.
Baby B who we believe may be called Aiden or Aydan... or Aidan ... hummm... help me out on that spelling, is our little trouble maker. He is the wiggler, the sports package hider, and the baby we caught kicking his little brother in the head.
Baby A is weighing in at 11 oz. and baby B is 12 oz. I was in awe of them, I will do what ever I need to do to keep them safe for as long as possible. It seems I now have some items to return and some baby registers to re-do. Something to keep me busy.
I am sure I will be posting again soon, don't have much else to do.
Happy Birthday to my MIL who is sleeping in the next room. She is here from Arizona and stayed with us all last night in the hospital. We had big plans to take her to Benihana for her Birthday to celebrate after our appointment. Rain check! Love you Mima, and the boys thank you for helping their Mama.
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