You can see it looks like, well, a funnel. To the right of the funneling is the rest of the cervix, and you can see the baby heading into the funnel. What does it mean? The OB said it can indicate a start to some changes. Vague, huh? That's where Google, the devil incarnate for all high risk pregnant women, comes in. The truth is, Google didn't provide me any additional answers except for that it isn't a great sign, and now I added more worry to my plate. The combo of being a worrier with now taking medication every 4 hours with the biggest side effect "anxiety" does not make for a content Ali. And it's not like I can go out for a jog to let off some steam...or even a long walk...or wash the floors.
So now I am literally trying to keep my feet up at all possible times as though gravity will keep this child in. And I am quite conscious of not only the contractions that although not as regular, still show their face, but trying to see if I feel like I am leaking fluid. The problem is this is tough for pregnant women to determine, well...if you are or have been pregnant,you know why trying to see if you are leaking fluid may be problematic with all the other stuff that may be going on down there. (Now THAT has got to be close to x-rated talk!)
There you have it! We are approaching 25 weeks, and close to being able to rip off my first chain in the chain of holidays that need to occur before Kilo arrives.
Finally, even though I am on restricted activity, I would like to give a shout out to all women who have ever been on bed rest. I think the decrease in activity I have forced myself into has made me slightly crazy. That, and Miles has decided over the past 3 days to go down that terrible road of NO sleeping (naps or night) and lots of 4:30pm tantrums. The drooling and hands in the mouth constantly still have me suspect molars. Or this is just his disposition...but we were up from 1am until almost 5am last night. And let's just say Miles wasn't the only one crying! How am I going to do this with 2 little boys and a full time job???
But, in an attempt to remain positive, Miles's bedtime routine is going swimmingly without the bottle or nursing, and he is thriving at school. That, and the Atlanta weather is just delicious right now. And finally, Eric is back into the swing of running, which makes me feel connected to it in some way, and even ran an amazing 5 miler with Miles this weekend (and it got me out of the house!), and there is talk of doing a marathon in a month or two! Pictures of our pumpkin patch adventure and 25 week belly forthcoming!