Thursday, April 26, 2007

Hang in there little bean!!

Sorry I've been in hiding lately, but I'm back!! :)
We had our visit at the Perinatal Clinic yesterday. The baby is measuring right on track at 13 1/2 weeks & the nasal bone looked normal as well as the neck thickness. They are concerned about the amount of amniotic fluid in the sac, so they want me to come back in 3 weeks to check on the babies kidneys & to see if the placenta has kicked in & produced more fluid. The Dr. said we will be optimistic that it will look better next time. My Husband said, "Amen, sister". The baby was moving all over the place & he/she looks all squished up in there & was crossing his/her legs. I will try to post the U/S pictures, but when I scanned them yesterday they didn't come out very well. We could also see the baby swallowing fluid & sucking it's thumb, it was really neat.
We had another check-up today with the OB & he listened to the heartbeat (152) & measured my pelvic area. He said due to my small size nothing that weighs more than 7 pounds at most, is getting out of there. He said we will deal with that when the time comes. I passed all of my blood tests with flying colors & my urine was clear as well. He asked if we wanted to do the spina bifida testing at 16 weeks & we opted to not do that. The Dr. agreed & said we have been through enough already, it would just be one more thing to worry about & there's nothing they can do about it anyway. So, we go back in 3 weeks to the Perinatal Clinic & a couple days after that another check-up with the OB's office.
I had to admit that I am still nervous about the pregnancy, I need to stop "Googling" my brains out & just relax. I really hope things look good when we go back in three weeks. Yikes!! :)

Other than that nothing else too exciting to report. Our Realtor is coming over tonight to talk about how much we should list our townhouse for & we are going to get it on the market & start looking for a single family home. I'm excited, but nervous. I don't like change very much, so it's always interesting when we do something major like this. We shall see!!

Thursday, April 12, 2007

The Sweetest Sound!

I had my appointment with the Nurse Practitioner at my OB Clinic today. She went through all the pregnancy things with me & then said she would try to hear the heartbeat with the Fetal Doppler. She said if for some reason she couldn't hear it, she would do an U/S to check on things. Good news, we heard the heartbeat right away, today it was around 152, she said that is perfect. She said the chance of miscarriage drops 80% once they can hear the heartbeat with Doppler. I told her about Dr. L's concerns, so they are going to send me to the Perinatal Clinic in 2-3 weeks for testing, she said someone should get in touch with me today to set that up. She said right now as far as they are concerned, they are glad the baby has a good heartbeat & that it is growing according to schedule. I have another appointment set up with the OB for 2 weeks. So, 11 weeks & counting now....Hopefully, I can keep on counting!! :) My God, what an ordeal!! I am thankful for getting this far, Yipee!!

Wednesday, April 4, 2007

Psycho Alert....Warning!

OMG, is 183 really high for baby's heart rate? Someone help me before I Google myself blind. Maybe the U/S Tech made a mistake?

RE Withdrawal

I had my first U/S at my OB Clinic today. The baby is now measuring 9 weeks, 5 days, so just two days behind where it should be. The heart rate was 183. The sac was only measuring at 7 weeks & something. The Dr. wasn't there for the U/S, so I asked the technician about the sac & she didn't seem to think anything of it. She thought it was my first U/S since learning I was pregnant, so I had to explain everything to her. I told her about the IVF & the vanishing twin & she just said, "Hmmmm, I see". I wanted to jump up & shout, give me that wand, I'll show you how it's done. OMG, I miss my RE already, I want to go back there, help me!! Don't they know that I am a special needs infertile, for the love of God? Plus, this pregnancy has been touch & go from the beginning. How am I going to make without the loving, hand holding of my Reproductive Clinic? This is going to be interesting. I have an appointment with my Nurse Practitioner next Thursday to go over all the paperwork & everything. Yikes, I'm scared..............I'm scared to hope that this might actually work, I've been preparing myself for the worst all along, now I don't know what to think. Oh God, please let this be O.K.