We just got back from our appointment with the Peri, Dr. E. He was great! Our little boy looks healthy, no sign of skeletal dysplasia. He is measuring a few days ahead at 18 weeks 5 days. Dr. E thinks that our baby looks fine but he wants to check again in a month and make sure that he is still growing like he should. As far as my cervix is concerned, Dr. E believes that the pocket of fluid is actually a cyst. Which is good, it means that my cervix is probably not opening so we are happy about that. However, he does want to keep a very close eye on it, to make sure it stays thick and closed. I will be getting weekly ultrasounds, trading off between him and Dr. S, for the next few weeks to make sure that there are no changes. I am off of bedrest but I am supposed to take it easy. No exercise, no heavy lifting, etc. I can go back to work for now but if I start cramping again or contracting a lot he wants me to go back on bedrest. So I will be returning to work tomorrow and just paying close attention to my body. If my cervix ever gets thinner than 2 cm they will most likely do the cerclage. They will probably also start me on weekly progesterone injections, just as a precaution to try to prevent pre-term labor.
We are so very happy that our little "Mr." looks healthy. I am so excited to start planning for him!! I know we still have a while before he makes an appearance (fingers crossed) but Skeet and I both are so excited to get his room together and finally decide on a name. We want to thank everyone for your thoughts and prayers! We know this little boy is already so loved!! Thank you!!!
In answer to Kenzie's question, no we didn't buy Avery a crib. I couldn't bring myself to buy her much because I didn't want to have to face it all later on.