Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Ultrasound Day

The good news: I'm still pregnant.

The bad news: What little cervix I had when admitted on 8/2/10, is now almost 1/2 of what it was. I'm now down from 1.4 cm (where I was on 8/2/10) to .787 cm. Since normal is 4 cm, in regular lingo I'm over 80% effaced.

All this means that baby Heidi will almost surely be born sooner rather than later. Friday is a big safety milestone (28 weeks) but I'm still really hoping that by some miracle I can make it to 32 weeks. We'll see what the Lord has in store.

For nerds like me, here's the ultrasound of my cervix:
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here's what that jumbled photo means:
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On a less technical note, here's the baby:
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If you're like Matt and have a hard time making out what the heck this is, here's the labeled version:
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Grateful for my .787 cm still left,
Natalie

5 comments:

Kate said...

Friday is not that far away. We are praying you'll make it at least until then.

Alyson said...

Agreed! Add me to the cheering section: Friday! Friday! Friday! And then I'll cheer for every additional day and week.

Heather said...

Mitch and I are praying for you! We vote for 32 weeks too! :)Everyday helps though!

AnnaW said...

it took more than 3 weeks to shorten half as much, imagine what another 3 weeks will do!!! Aaaand, that doesn't necessarily mean labor, right? you are doing great, mama.

Our Life said...

thinking pregnant, thinking pregnant, thinking pregnant! I'm hooping and praying for the best for you. Only one more whole day until friday!