First, the ultrasound pictures, as promised. These have also been uploaded to the scrapbook page 🙂
I did a lot of thinking last night, and reading. Reading seems to get me in trouble though. The short of it is, it appears that progesterone is the only approved treatment for a shortened cervix during pregnancy, and it only works about 1/3 of the time. That said though, I’m telling myself this can’t be that serious, as if it was, my doctor wouldn’t be waiting 3 weeks to recheck me. Right?? I mean, for the most part, I’m going about my life as normal. A small part of me does feel a bit like a ticking time bomb though. After everything we’ve been through to get to this point, I honestly can’t imagine starting all over. And perhaps I’m getting way ahead of myself, but those fears are obviously there. I received a few clothing items for baby in the mail yesterday, and immediately wondered if they would need to be packed away, not to be used come June.
As for the progesterone, I’m waiting for the mess so many of you have mentioned 🙂 And why don’t they come with an applicator?? Is that really too much to ask for?? They are smaller than I imagined, they look like little round pearls, which just happen to be an unpleasant shade of pink/orange. Directions are two each evening before bed, and of course, when I got up this morning I fully expected gravity to take over… But nope, no mess yet. Does it take a while??
I do want to thank everyone who commented yesterday. One of the main reasons I’ve kept up with this blog this long is the constant support it provides. Yes, each and every one of you is amazing, and I promise to respond to each of you later today. Thank you so much for your kind words, prayers, and advice, for those of you with first hand knowledge. It truly means the world to me 🙂