For the past few weeks I have been praying for today, as have so many of you. We had an ultrasound to remeasure my cervix length, which was measuring shorter than the normal preferred length. If this was indeed the case it would potentially result in me needing a cerclage in hopes of avoiding pre-term labor. I had come to terms with this possibility, but my heart didn't want to handle any more "risk" this pregnancy.
There was my usual ultrasound tech in the room today along with another one who was training. They started the ultrasound, talking in terms to one another that made no sense to me. I laid there anxiously staring at the screen, not seeing the baby, and not understanding what we were looking at. I asked, "Is it long enough? Is it okay?". When they said "yes" tears streamed from my face. They then explained that before I measured a 2.9, normal was 3, and today I measured 3.3 to 3.4! There was some extra fluid in the last ultrasound and much of that had shrunk - more good news. There is one area of concern they will continue to monitor. My placenta is sitting a bit lower, but as the uterus grows and makes more room that will often correct itself. I am praying that is exactly what happens!
At the end we did get to see our little pumpkin. So big and so adorable. We have an active little pumpkin, bouncing all around, and a fast 157bpm heart rate. Tears of joy and relief continue to flow. Thank you for surrounding us in prayer. I am praising God tonight, even through my emotional exhaustion and runny nose!