20w2d – Ultrasound Pictures

First, the ultrasound pictures, as promised.  These have also been uploaded to the scrapbook page 🙂

141 Days ~ 20w1d
141 Days ~ 20w1d
141 Days ~ 20w1d
141 Days ~ 20w1d
141 Days ~ 20w1d
141 Days ~ 20w1d
141 Days ~ 20w1d
141 Days ~ 20w1d

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141 days ~ 20w1d
141 days ~ 20w1d

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 🙂

17 thoughts on “20w2d – Ultrasound Pictures

  1. The mess doesn’t happen for the first few days but trust me it will happen! And not sure if your doctor mentioned it but make sure you manually “clean out” everything or it’ll build up and get really nasty. Plus your body can’t absorb the new doses if it’s blocked by old hardened doses.

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  2. I think my progesterone is the same as yours. Or close enough. The one that I insert at night actually never make much of a mess. So you may get lucky and not get too much of a mess 🙂 I, too was never told to clean out old goop from previous doses, so hopefully that helps? You have some amazing pics of little miss! XO

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  3. Not sure if this helps, but i have my cervix checked every so often (at first every 3 weeks, now monthly) due to a uterine anamoly that can cause incompetent cervix, and my doctors have assured me that it is highly unlikely for my cervix to shorten spontaneously in a 3-4 week time span. So checking again in 3 weeks is consistent with what I’ve seen in my own treatment. I’ll be thinking about you, hope your next appt goes well 🙂

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  4. I think because you’re taking the ‘messaries’ at night you probably absorb a lot more so there’s less mess perhaps. They do make a mess but it’s not that awful – well it wasn’t to me anyway. When I was on those ones early on, the mess was more in the afternoon for me (three times a day dose), and it does build up, but I think with pregnancy those areas have their own way of ‘cleaning out’, so I wouldn’t think you need to do anything. My nurse told me to go for a swim if things got itchy or irritated from the build up 🙂

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  5. Ive taken vaginal progrsterone in the first tri without really having a mess problem. I would take it before bed and then it just mostly seemed to stay in. As for other options, my docs have told me that even though bedrest worked so well for me with bella, they have changed their protocol to vaginal progesterone for short cervix as well. Must have been a significant study that came out in the past two years!

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