December 24, 2009

24 Weeks - *Viability* & the CERVIX

It is 24 weeks! We had a growth and cervix scan today.

The babies are doing great and are weighing in at 1lbs 7oz (baby girl) and 1lbs 5oz (baby boy). They were moving around a lot and looked like they were having a good time in there. 24 weeks is viability and I am very glad we made it to this big milestone... every week from here on is going to be a greater milestone in this journey to have two healthy and chunky babies!

Now for my cervix :(... Up until now, I have been measuring at around 3.4 cm (since 16w)... today it was 2.4 cm. That is 1 cm less than what it was 2 weeks ago! Till now I have been going in every two weeks for the cervix check, however this time I have been asked to come in (at the hospital) for my next check with in a week! I am worried and I know I still have quite a bit of cervix there, but that is a big difference in 2 weeks. It is always reassuring for us to get the checks done towards the end of the week, but this time with it being Christmas weekend, I can't really talk directly to my OB till around Monday/Tuesday (unless I call him on his emergency line) and that is not making me happy.

We were planning for a baby shower in January and I wanted to start gearing up towards all that... but right now I don't want to think of where I will be 4 weeks from now!

I have never really mentioned this before, but I was laid off earlier this year and we decided it was better for me to stay back home during this whole crazy ride... which essentially means that I have been resting a hell lot more than I would have had I been working full time. Which means that even if I get on to a pretty strict bed rest, it still wouldn't be very much different than what I have been up to thus far.

I guess right now I am just panicking and I just need to wait and watch. The babies are doing a great job in there... it is the Mommy who needs to keep her stuff together!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to everybody! Please say a little prayer for me! Thank you for all your support!


  1. Hang in there! When I was put on bedrest around 24 weeks I never thought I'd make it this far, but here I am! I know your cervix can hold out too!

  2. I'm glad the babies are doing well. I know the cervix stuff sounds scary, but it can stay at 2.4 cm for a while too. Mine went down a cm in about a week as well. Just stay off of your feet as much as possible- and that's all you can do. Hang in there!

    (I got the dressers at they were twice as much elsewhere)

  3. Do NOT panic! I am here to tell you that your cervix, which will be the hot topic of conversation for the next 12 weeks or so is a dynamic muscle that will change back and forth. As long as you are not contracting, it is not a huge deal- mine did the SAME thing and basically went down a bit more and never moved again. It was like that right before I went into labor! It is great to have frequent checks, though, and I had them twice weekly (with triplets, of course) and they were super reassuring.

    I am thinking of you and telling your cervix to HOLD strong and stay long!

    XOXO and Merry Christmas!!

  4. Congratulations on viability, I know that was the one milestone I really held my breath for. I hope your cervix holds out a good while longer.

  5. Hurray for viability! It sounds like you're taking good care of yourself, so try not to worry too much. Merry Christmas!

  6. Hi petal, i know it's worrying about the cervix and I'm sure it's a bit stressful to go in for regular checks even more often. But i think the cervix can also lengthen a bit. I'm sorry for the loss of the job, but I really think it wrked out well for your journey. Hurray for the viability milestone!! When are you posting a "belly picture"? Much love and happy holidays, Fran

  7. Congrats on viability!

    Every day that passes is a triumph. Whether you're up and about or on bedrest, I hope that you're able to enjoy this time despite the worries. And seriously, anything you want to get done -- hobbies, projects, etc. -- do it now! I was exhausted when I was on bedrest, especially after I started the heavy-duty meds, but there is so much I wish I'd gotten done before the babies arrived.

    Good luck!!!

  8. Sending good cervix thoughts your way. Yahhhhoooo for viability and nice sized babies.

  9. Stay put, cervix!!!

    Glad the scan went well, otherwise.

    Hey, twin pregnancy question...

    Are you eating a specific amount of calories to gain weight, or do you just eat like normal - or when you're hungry? I haven't gained anything yet, but (lol) I kind of feel like I have reserves and I know most people don't gain much in the 1st trimester. But still, kind of worried that I need to worry more. I don't know...