Monday, June 1, 2009

100th post and fuzzy blob on the U/S

I started writing this post in my mind multiple times over the last few days. I was thinking about writing about a friend who is a little pushy, and then I thought about writing about my awesome deals at CVS this week, or about my new raised vegetable and herb gardens of which I'm so proud, but none of those seemed to be big enough. See, this is my 100th post. It feels like I just started this blog, but really it's been almost 9 months.

I decided that I should save the 100th post for something momentous, like the first ultrasound of the baby that I'm hoping is going to be "the one." So I did.

The ultrasound was this morning. My blood pressure was 140/86. Awesome. (For those who aren't keeping track of their blood pressure, this is NOT awesome, but it was also BEFORE the ultrasound and I was very nervous.)

The ultrasound was pretty much as I expected it to be. There was a fuzzy blob. The tech kept measuring things which made me wonder if she was finding cysts. The tech won't tell you much, but it seemed that everything looked relatively normal.

When I met with Dr. N., he said that the sac looks normal and the yolk is a good size. That's good news. However, I have a small hematoma (blood clot) adjacent to the sac which he is concerned about. He asked if I have had any spotting or cramping. No and no. (I have had some sort of bloated feelings, but not cramping.) I will continue with the once daily baby aspirin, and to try to keep the hematoma from growing larger, he is changing my proges.terone. I will be going from the 8% gel to a twice daily suppository. Yes, folks. I'm going from 90mg per day to 400mg per day (the maximum dosage they use.) Unleash the demons of Satan!! Of course, as soon as I told him I haven't been crampy, I started feeling crampy. I told Dr. N. that, and he said that can be normal because of the vag. ultrasound.

I asked Dr. N if I should double up on my prenatal vitamin to get more folic acid (as nurse nice-but-useless told me to. Twice.) and he said no. Oy. I asked if I would be considered high rick because of the hematoma and he said that after I make it past the first trimester I will not be considered high risk. I'll have a follow-up ultrasound in two weeks, when hopefully (if all goes well) we'll be able to see a heartbeat.

So I'm sitting here a couple of hours later, still a bit crampy, and hoping that we're able to hold onto this pregnancy for longer than the last two.


Lorink said...

Yay for a blob and fingers crossed for a clearer picture in two weeks!

Katie Jo said...

That's wonderful news. Keeping my fingers crossed for you guys.

Stacie said...

Ahhh, how cute that you got to see your fuzzy popcorn today.

I was so glad when I finally graduated to the abdominal u/s. Much better.

I hope things go well at your next u/s in two weeks.

Congrats on your 100th post!

Carolyne said...

What a lovely centennial post!

Hoorah for the blob! I hope the cramping subsides.
Fyi - each vag. scan I've had results in cramps whether I was PG or Not. They can get a little rough sometimes!

Anonymous said...

Glad the appt went well, sorry about the hemotoba. (spelling?)
Hoping it's a sticky one!!!

Karen said...

Yes to what Carolyne said. Always crampy from the u/s. Hopefully that's the only cause of your cramps. Or that you're like me and susceptable to someone asking if you have a symptom.

Azaera said...

I'm so excited for you!

Christa said...

One day at a time, and today you're still pregnant! I know it must not be easy to not worry so keep blogging. I'm rooting for you! Congrats on your 100th post. I've really enjoyed getting to know you, and appreciate all of your support.
PS- Dear fuzzy Blob...hang in there!