I had my scan today again, and the cervix seems stable. It was a weird experience, because the tech measuring it here in my home town gets a consistently lower number than the obstetrician that measured it in Vancouver. He got 4.5 cm one week ago, and she got 3.5 cm two weeks ago, and 3.25 cm today. I think she is measuring it from the level of the cerclage, not from the internal os. There was no funneling and the dark spot at the top of the endocervical canal has filled out with mucus, although it is still mostly dark, but dark-grainy instead of dark-watery.
The tech was extremely nervous, and I don't think I helped matters by insisting that the measurements be taken transvaginally (i.e. with the dildocam). It is not because I am a perv, although sometimes after so much abstinence I wonder, but because the measurements are a lot more accurate transvaginally than transabdominally. Not to mention that the requisition says transvaginally as well. The requisition is also unclear in that my ob started writing "monthly" then in the next sentence wrote "every 2 weeks". I believe the correction coincided with my threatening to slash his tires or my wrists if I don't get to see my cervix with my own two eyes every one to two weeks. We settled on two weeks, that is called negotiation under duress. However now the tech is confused reading the paper, and was probably happy not to have to see my vagina again for a whole month, but hey, that did not happen, because my shrill panic filled voice boomed from the table with the mantra "every two weeks" which I am reciting in my sleep, along with "transvaginally" for when I really can't get into a proper meditative trance. The price I will pay though is that transvaginally they can't see the baby after 17 weeks. I told her something that came out like "I don't care about the baby, only about the cervix". I think she must have thought I am nuts.
BabyH says hi. He has long legs. I showed the picture to a friend and he said he looks just like his mother, with an empty transparent brain (pointing to the large ventricles). Yep, the wind does blow through my brain nowadays indeed.