The ultrasound showed that Landon is growing normally and is currently 1 lb 12 oz. :) In the words of Dr. C: "Your baby looks good, hun. Your baby looks good!" Dr. H said that getting to 2 lbs is a milestone! Yay.
I have to admit that I was a little nervous about how my last stitch was holding up, because I've been feeling it a lot more lately (weird, I know, but it is what it is). But Dr. H said it was intact. Apparently they can come loose, so it's definitely a good thing mine is still holding strong.
After telling him too about the contractions, he suggested taking Ibuprofen whenever I feel them increasing and also said that magnesium supplements could help. I'm hoping taking Procardia more often will do the trick, but it's nice to know I have a couple back-up plans!
My blood work was done on Monday, so we went over those results. My blood sugar is normal, but I am a little anemic - so now I get to add iron supplements to my daily list of pills to take.
Dr. H seemed pretty content that we've made it to 25 weeks, and he even showed me a picture of a baby he delivered at 25 weeks gestation. That baby is now 12 years old - he showed me a current picture too - and doing really well! I thought that was cool. 28 weeks is the next big milestone, but 34 weeks is still the goal. Less than 9 weeks to go! Pretty crazy. Dr. H did make sure to tell me that they've delivered babies between 28-30 weeks who did well. I'm hoping we don't deliver that early, but you just never know what will happen!
I also asked if I would somehow have a shorter labor because of my cervix issues - now how's that for wishful thinking? ;) And basically, you just never know. Dr. H has removed stitches and then the cervix dilated 5 cm right away, but there's also been cases where the cervix wouldn't dilate because of scar tissue. I'm trying to prepare myself for whatever might happen....
Jeremiah 17:7 - Blessed are those who trust in the LORD; the LORD will be their trust.