I woke up this morning around 4 am with cramps, I tried to sleep through them but they came and went for a few hours. When I finally got up around 7:30 I became light headed and short of breath. Lucky for me I was already scheduled to see my Dr. this afternoon for the monthly appointment. Had I not been scheduled, I would have called to be seen asap. I just knew that something felt "off". Normally I wouldn't worry but I have to admit that I was a bit concerned because I knew that what I was experiencing was not "normal" for me.
At 11am Bryce and I went to the Dr (midwife). I updated her on everything that I had been feeling and she decided to check my cervix just to be sure it wasn't signs of preterm labor. When she checked my cervix she told me immediately that she was sending me to be checked out by a specialist (so they could measure the cervix) and rule out anything that might be wrong. She said that when she checked the cervix it was soft and that when it is as soft as it was people are usually 4 weeks from delivery. She wasn't concerned that I would deliver at 27 weeks, she just needed to know if I would have to be put on bed rest. She also measured the baby and said that he seemed to be measuring larger than a baby should be at only 23 weeks.
All that said.... we went to the specialist at 1:30pm.
They did a sonogram and said that the cevrix was measuring 33cm. They say that as long as it's over 30cm I should be OK. Since we are close to that number they may want to monitor me a little more just to make sure that it doesn't keep softening. The specialist also said that Kyah is very large for his "age" and that he is measuring 8 days ahead of schedule. This temporarily changes my due date from August 28/31st to August 20th. Bryce and I were both large babies so this part does not surprise me at all. The cervix issue on the other hand is actually very surprising.
I am waiting to hear more details and instruction from my Dr (midwife) and I will keep you all posted.
Thank you for the prayers. I know God is listening!
Ps. We got some new photos of Mr. Kyah Man... Check them out.