Thursday, April 12, 2012


So I went to the OB last Thursday, the 5th, after I had not been in 3 weeks. Mom went with me. Dr Davis said since I was 24.3 at the time, it would most likely be our last cervical length measurement taken. So we went to have the ultrasound. The girl doing it was new to the clinic but supposedly experienced. She casually said that I was measuring 1.9....I said, "wait, 1.9?" I had measured a 4 initially after the cerclage was put in and the measurement was taken at 17 weeks, then at 19 it was a little shorter but still in the high 3's, then at 21 still in the mid 3's, so I was obviously take a little aback. She said she would tell Dr Davis. He came in and looked at it and said that he could still see some length behind the cerclage, and both he and the tech agreed the cerclage was still in good place and shape and holding well. Dr Davis offered a peace of mind device called a pessary. It is usually used in women that have bladder incontinence, but with pregnant moms like myself, they flip the device and insert it backwards to lift the uterus off the cervix, alleviating some of the weight of the uterus off the cervix. Dr Davis said that he had put one in a mom that was already dilated-which I am not- and she carried for 6 more weeks. There are no risk to me or the baby from device, so I decided to go ahead and get it put int that day. He said if there was any shifting of it, we might need to a little bigger with the device, but so far so good. He said the only negative aspect is that it has to be removed and cleaned and reinserted every week because it being a foreign object, we don't want to get an infection or my body to begin to attack it.

So mom is going back with me today to have it removed and replaced. He said he'd check my cervix to ensure that is not continuing to shorten, and that is what I claim, in Jesus' name. I asked Veronica why Pat had not done this with me when I was pregnant with Luke and he said he was actually finishing up a study on the cervical lengths, and it was completed right before he left. So we don't have anything to compare my cervical lengths with from my pregnancy with Luke.

I just keep standing on the verse we've gotten to know, HABAKKUK 2:3 "These things I plan wont happen right away. Slowly, steadily, surely, they time approaches when the vision will be fulfilled. If it seems slow, do not despair for these things will surely come to pass. Just be patient! They will not be overdue a single day!"

I know that it was no coincidence that we got this verse spoken to us during this pregnancy and the fact that it is '2 3'.  The verse that I read today was another good reminder, 

Hebrews 4:12
The Message (MSG)

12-13God means what he says. What he says goes. His powerful Word is sharp as a surgeon's scalpel, cutting through everything, whether doubt or defense, laying us open to listen and obey. Nothing and no one is impervious to God's Word. We can't get away from it—no matter what. "

The devotional today was on worry. I know that worry is straight from the enemy, after all, worry about something doesn't change what will or will not happen. I just have to say "Lord, give me Your Perfect Peace. Remind me that You overcame sin and death on the Cross, and the same power that it took to raise Christ from the dead is in me through Your Holy Spirit, remove fear, doubt and worry from my mind. Let me focus on you and what you are doing through my testimony with my pregnancy with Arwyn and what you will do through her life. Remind me that with You ALL things are possible and You came so that we may have LIFE and have it more abundantly! I know that by your stripes we are healed. Help me to be STILL and know that You are God! I praise you for your faithfulness and your unconditional love, You involvement in directing our lives and giving us a plan with Hope and a bright future. Help me to use all to glorify You! In Your precious Son's Holy Name, AMEN!"

You are faithful,