We are so blessed to tell you that our little girl was looking good today at the ultrasound! Thank you so much for all of your prayers...God answered the cry of our hearts!
I will tell you that today started as a tough day. I was very anxious about the appointment and what we might find. I prayed all throughout the day, pleading with God to please protect this baby girl. I was so blessed when I was sitting at the table reading this afternoon and I felt her kick me. She did it several times, and I was so excited and happy to know she was okay. I haven't felt any movement since the one time before we went up to Mayo, so I was so blessed to feel those little kicks. Then while we were in the waiting area at the hospital before the appointment, she started kicking again and Chad was able to feel. It was the best feeling he'd had in a while too.
We have two prayers now: baby girl is looking good structurally...Dr. Fleming said all of her parts are looking great, and he was very excited to see she was very active and had more fluid in which to move around. She is measuring about 10 days behind my actual gestational age, so the longer I can carry her and give her time to "catch up," the better.
Which leads to our second prayer: the ultrasound at Mayo revealed that my cervix had shortened considerably, and it appears to have shortened a little more. The hope was (and still is) that with the removal of the extra fluid after the ablation that my cervix would recover on its own. Dr. Fleming wants to see me next Tuesday to check it again. If it worsens, we will have to discuss possibly doing something to try and repair it. While I have not been put on official bed rest status, Dr. Fleming did tell me that I need to be a "couch potato." We are so excited that our little girl seems to be doing well, so the last thing we want now would be to go into preterm labor.
So the best thing would be to go back next week, see our baby girl still growing, and see that my cervix had recovered.
Again, thank you so much for your thoughts and prayers for our little girl. While we are still grieving the loss of Allie, today brought us much joy. We are so hopeful that I will be able to carry this little girl for many more weeks, and she would be a healthy little girl.
Thank you again! Love, Jessica