Had my doc apt today...told the doc about the contractions I have been having. He checked my cervix...told me Im beginning to thin but worse was that the bottom portion of my uterus feels to be "ballooning". The cerclage is nice and snug in place, but apparantly the contractions are causing enough pressure that its making the bottom portion of my uterus take the path of least resistance...and its actually feeling like its ballooning around the cerclage. (he drew me a nice picture as I found it confusing and had never had it happen in the past) He said what he would usually do at this point is start bed rest...but he knew my home situation and he didnt know yet if he wanted to be that aggressive. He prescribed brethine for me to take now to stop contractions and he is making an appointment for me to see the specialist either tomorrow or Tuesday of next week. The specialist will do another ultrasound to see how bad things look...he said it will give him a much better idea of how bad the situation really is. Then I will see him next Thursday and he will decide if I need to be on bedrest or if he can just keep the contractions quiet with meds and ask me to be on "modified bedrest"...meaning as much as possible off my feet and laying down. He said if the cervix is too thin he will have to tell me no more travel. My travel is mild...I have 2 hour drive trips planned....several coming up in the next few months...most of them for my daughters dance. He asked me if he told me bed rest...would I be able to be compliant? I told him....if you tell me my babies health is at risk and I HAD to be on bedrest...I will do it. If he thinks I can still get away with taking care of my family and trying to take it easy as much as possible...that is what I prefer....but of course if he told me I HAD to...I would! So...I will know more by next week as to what will happen. For the other stuff...baby's hr was good, bp was 110/70 and no weight gain! After he checked my cervix and found concern...he didnt even bother with the fundus height...we talked about the current situation for the rest of the appointment! T&P would be appreciated that things are not bad at the ultrasound!