the good cervix

As opposed to the cervix I’ve come to know…but not love. I had an appointment today – 35w5d. The BPP went fine, and BabyHope is coming in at just under 5 pounds. She’s low – trust me, I already knew that. And I’ve actually managed – through lots of effort – to gain a pound or two myself. I’ve got my weight gain at just over 20 pounds, the doctor’s office has it at 24 pounds. Fundal height is behind – I’m not even sure how much, but I’m guessing in the neighborhood of 4 cm. But we don’t really care because we’re watching her growth on ultrasound.

The surprising news – though it’s not dilated, my cervix is effaced – approximately 60-70%. My doctor actually said, “You’ve got a good cervix!” (Compare that to “You’ve got the most difficult cervix I’ve dealth with in 17 years”). I think she was as relieved as me – she’s heard the stories about the awful IUIs, transfers, and laminaria placements – and she’s got the post-op notes from the hysteroscopy.

All in all, good news for the induction we’ve got planned. We’ve chosen a date – it can’t go on the hospital’s schedule until one week prior.

January 7th, 2008. Sounds like a good day to be born. Sounds like an even better day to become a mother.

That’s 18 days from now.

~ by Larisa on December 21, 2007.

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  1. That’s so close! It sounds like a lovely day.

  2. So close indeed! Yay!

    Like you, I had a crazy cervix for transfers. But – damn – that cervix held up well throughout pregnancy!

  3. 18 days?!?!?! WOW!!! Soak it up and ENJOY these last few weeks! 🙂
    I only put on a total of 24 pounds (I delivered at 37 weeks) and Grace was 5 lbs., 8 oz. and very, very healthy. I’m sure BabyHope will be fine. 🙂
    Thinking of you during this wonderful, surreal time.

  4. good cervix! wow, you’re almost there…she’s almost here!!! so excited and happy for you!

  5. In eighteen days you’ll be holding your daughter in your arms… lovely.

  6. Yours was the fastest pregnancy Ive ever seen.
    You give me hope that all will be fine with me, and I too will be blessed with an IVF miracle (or 2)
    Good lucK 🙂

  7. Cant wait til she’s here!

  8. Way to go good cervix!! Wow I can’t believe 18 days. WOW! Well enjoying your last few weeks being pregnant. The best is yet to come 🙂

  9. Jan 7 sounds like a perfect day to have a baby!!!

  10. Wow, doesn’t time fly! LaLa was born on the 10th of January 🙂 can’t wait!

  11. hooray!

  12. Yay! Great news. I do wonder, though, since BabyHope is growing and doing so well, why you are being induced?

    Happy Holidays!

  13. Sounds like a great day to me!! So exciting!e

  14. You must be jumping out of your skin in anticipation! I can’t wait to meet your little girl!

  15. Let the precious countdown begin! And finally a good cervix!

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