I had a cervical check today. I have gone from 20mm on Friday to 7mm today. Scary. But it is coming close to Halloween, so perhaps this is the way Charlie and Olivia are trying to participate since they can't go trick-or-treating. The doctors have decided to give me progesterone. They don't know what it does. Seriously. Some people think that it can help with inflammation that can sometimes cause a cervix to shorten, but they're not sure. Studies have been done that show that progesterone has helped to decrease the likelihood that high-risk patients will deliver early from 50% to 30%. No one seems to know how though. And they are pretty sure it's safe. Hmmm. I trust my doctors though, so we are going to do it.
On the up side, Olivia now weighs 2.6lbs. and Charlie weighs 2.9lbs. As far as premies go, these are decent weights. If we can all hang on at least one more week, the chance of survival will go from 85% to 95%. Though I don't really like thinking in those terms.
Honestly, I wish I had something to add regarding the emotional side of all of this, but I don't. There is so little that can be done, so I am trying not to dwell on it too much. What will be will be. We're just praying for healthy babies right now. That's all.