How far along: 20 weeks, half way!!
Aversions: Had an issue with some broccoli earlier in the week, but I don't think I'm swearing off of it. It might have been a little over cooked that one time. Otherwise, still no aversions.
Cravings: Still none, chocolate doesn't count.
Bellybutton: A bit flatter. I can't even see it anymore without looking in a mirror.
Ultrasound 1: Had an ultrasound today and the babies look good. No measurements were taken today, so I don't have approximate weights for this week. But the babies were moving around a lot and were laying side by side with their heads together. We saw a lot of cute shots. Including a knee on the other's head at one point. Like I said, there was a lot of movement today!
Ultrasound 2: I also had my cervical length checked. The news here wasn't bad, but not as good as the previous two times. My cervix is shorter and is close to 2 cm. Normal should be between 2-4 cm. Previously I have been around 3 cm. So this is a bit of a concern, especially given my history. So I am going back next week for another cervical length check. Based on our conversation today with the doctor, it's too early to talk about a cervical cerclage (in basic terms, they "tie-up" the cervix surgically), but he said if it gets down to 18-15 mm then we would probably have to do it. This makes me nervous, but hopefully things will work out since I'm being watched so carefully.
Appointment: Have one tomorrow and I'm sure we'll discuss the results of today's ultrasound.
Movement: I'm starting to feel a lot more movement and recognize it. I realized today that I probably felt Zachary moving a lot more than I realized. I'm feeling the little bubble sensation and possibly even more. I like feeling them, it's a bit of reassurance that they are still doing well.
Leg Cramps: Had another one this past Saturday morning. This is on my list to discuss with the doctor tomorrow. Even when I don't have leg cramps I have a hard time sleeping if I feel any tenseness in my legs.
Sleeping: Some nights are better than others. The leg cramps don't help nor the potential threat of them. I still get up frequently during the night, but I'm getting used to that.
Notable this week: I think the recognition of movement has been the biggest positive thing for me. The scariest thing is the shortening of my cervix; hopefully there will be no change next week.
Thanks so much, once again, for all the prayers. I can't tell you how much it means to me that so many people are praying for us. Thanks!!