I had another appointment with the high risk group today. In general, all is well. My cervix is about 3 cm now, which is about a centimeter shorter than two weeks ago. I was a little freaked out about that — but I was the only one. Both doctors, were like, “Yeah, it’s cool. Don’t worry about it.” But my brain was going to two weeks from now when it could be potentially 2 cm, which is the next benchmark for “short.” The docs said that the more encouraging things are that there is no tunneling (meaning the cervix is starting to dilate early) and that it feels completely closed. And that I’m not having any contractions or bleeding. So the plan is to stay on the same schedule and come back in two weeks.
The next thing is that I will be seeing a cardiologist on Thursday, because, over the last two weeks, I have had a few episodes of weird heart palpitations at rest, where it feels like my heart doesn’t remember how to coordinate beats. It’s hard to explain — maybe it’s fibrillations? or skipped beats? I’m not sure. But when it happens, it’s hard to catch my breath. The episodes last for about 3-5 minutes and don’t seem to correlate with any activity or food or anything. Again, the docs weren’t concerned. In fact, the attending’s response was, “Well, it sounds like you need to take a trip to see Dr. Sherman!” as if he sees this all the time and sends the patient on to the Sherminator. So that will be an adventure. I’ll be sure to tell you all about it later in the week! Stay tuned!
But the best part was that I got to see a little hand waving during the ultrasound. It was so cute!