We went back to the doctor for another ultra sound today. My cervix was measuring at 1.5cm, so right in the middle of where it was at our appointment two weeks ago. We also got a growth on the baby today. He is measuring at 2 1/2 pounds, which is a little small in the 40th percentile but nothing to worry about. I would prefer him to be a bit on the bigger side, especially with the risk for preterm labor. I don’t want a premie, obviously I want him to cook as long as possible so he is strong and healthy, but I definitely don’t want a premie who is already measuring on the small side! I want him to have as big a chance as possible!
I’m 26 weeks and 3 days today. We are slowly but surely making it to our next big hurdle, 28 weeks. With every passing week I breathe a little easier knowing that his chances are a little better. It’s crazy how much the percentage of survival goes up in just a week. The doctor seemed pretty happy with everything today. Like he said though, with every week his survival rates are higher but his weight is also heavier which is going to put more pressure on my cervix. It is such a cyclical battle.
I also scheduled my glucose test. Yuck. I don’t think I need to say any more than that.
On a baby related note, but not related to my baby, my best friend had her little one today! I’ve been impatiently waiting for her and my sister-in-law to have their babies. She had a little girl at 11:30 last night (the fourth was with her!) weighing in at 6lbs 14oz and 19 inches. She’s adorable. They’re all the way in Alaska so I will have to wait until early July to meet her but I can’t wait. I love that my best friend, my brother, and I will all have children who are so close in age! It’s like built in friends. Or rivals. I guess we’ll see what happens.
Other than that there isn’t much new going on. I’m loving the house and windows. I went back to work Friday so I’ve found myself to be really tired the last few days. My job is not physically demanding, it’s an office job, and they’re really working with me and my current issues so I’m not worrying too much. It is also a great distraction from everything. As I get closer to a better chance of survival I do breathe easier, but having something to pull my mind off it is also helping. My stress level seems to have gone down a decent amount, which is one more good thing for the baby. Hopefully it stays that way! Now only 3 days until I am in my third trimester and can cross one more week off from the list!