This pregnancy has been nothing if not unpredictable. Yesterday was another reiteration of this fact.
Saturday I had a procedure called a cerclage placed in my cervix. Basically it is two stitches that help to hold the cervix closed. In my case, it is just precautionary, done only because I'm pregnant with twins and if you wait until there is a problem, it can often be too late and you can lose the pregnancy. This is done often with multiples because of the added weight on the cervix during pregnancy. It is also done with singletons when there is what is called an incompetent cervix.
Pain and all, I was happy to oblige, and so we were at the hospital in Lubbock early in the morning Saturday.
I knew to expect a little bit of bleeding after the procedure, but that it should clear up in a couple of days.
Yesterday, after it had not done so, I decided just to text my doctor (I'm SO blessed to have a doctor who personally takes my calls/texts), and just see what he thought. He thought it would be good to check me just to make sure the stitches hadn't come loose or any other complication hadn't arisen.
My mom and I headed to Lubbock after I got a sub for my class. Dr. Hales said he would just work me in.
The first thing we had done was a full ultrasound. The first question the sonographer asked was, "Do you know what you're having? Is it a surprise?" I said we knew Baby B was a boy, but were never able to know for sure about Baby A. I also added if she saw any evidence to indicate what Baby A might be, to not hesitate in sharing it with us.
As soon as she put the wand on my belly, this is what we saw. Seriously, this was the very first picture on the screen. She said very matter of factly, "Well, you definitely have...
Did you notice the subtitles the sonographer so graciously added to the picture?