Get used to a lot of ultrasound pictures!
I get to have one every other week.
This week, there wasn't any measuring of the babies, just making sure their hearts are still strong.
On top of getting to see the babies every other week, I get my cervix checked to see if I'm going into pre-term labor.
A high risk with the situation the twins are in, they say.
The first time they measured my cervix, two weeks ago, they told me it was about 6 cm long.
This is good, apparently.
A "normal" cervix or an "average" one is 2 cm.
This week, I was measuring about 5.5 cm long.
The ultrasound technician, after measuring, told me that if he had a cervix, he'd want it to be just like mine.
Then, I got to see the radiologist who told me that I have an "awesome cervix."
After that, I had a doctor's visit where a nurse and the doctor both said the exact same thing...
"You have an AWESOME cervix!"
All I could think during this was, Thanks?
I asked what made it awesome, and was told that because my cervix is so long, it's as if I was "made" to have multiples.
A long cervix = highest chance of making it full term!
Now, if only I understood why a long cervix makes such a big difference in the chance pre-term labor...something I'll have to ask next time.
But this is good news!
Maybe not for my stretch marks on my belly...