I couldn't sleep last night and was very nervous about today's ultrasound. But, there was nothing to be nervous about- all is well! They checked everything out.... spine, brain, chambers in the heart, bladder, kidneys, hands, fingers, feet, toes, EVERYTHING! As far as they can tell, the girls are "normal" babies. Now to choose the names.... hmmmmmmm........
Both babies were measuring right on track at about 21 weeks. They might have even been a few days ahead. Baby A (the one who likes to kick and punch me already) weighs 15 ounces and Baby B (the gymnast that I can't feel yet) weighs about 14 ounces. They are both in the 50-60th percentile which is fine.
They measured my cervix today and it was 3.6cm. When I went in 2 weeks ago it was 4.6cm so how it shortened by 1cm in 2 weeks is beyond me. Just one more thing to worry about! The doc said that it could just be normal shortening and it could hold here for a while... OR it could shorten more and he would have to put in a stitch to keep it closed. I go back in 2 1/2 weeks to get the cervix checked and then the doc will make a decision about what to do depending on the situation. Until then, I am going to keep taking it easy and not lift anything heavy so that we can keep the cervix nice and long and closed.
Like our last big ultrasound, they told us to bring a flash drive so that they could upload some pictures for us.
this picture looks odd, but the tech was looking to see how the valves in the heart were working