Friday, June 19, 2009

Finally, some good news

I'm shocked. I was really, truly, about 85% prepared to schedule a D&E for next week. However... I had my ultrasound this morning, and the little bugger is growing! I'm still not out of the woods by any means, but I'm feeling a little more at peace.

The ultrasound was TORTURE. My eyes filled with tears before she began, because I was so sure I was about to get bad news. She stuck the probe in and started taking measurements of what looked to me like black holes, and I said, "that's it and there's nothing there, right?" She said she was just taking measurements of my ovaries. So maybe about three full minutes into the ultrasound, she finally said, "there's a baby, and there's a heartbeat."

I'm measuring 6w 6d (which isn't surprising based on the way my son's pregnancy went) and the baby grew an appropriate amount since the last appointment. Heartbeat is 150. The hematoma is shrinking. (It went from 2.5 cm last time to 10 mm this time.)

One thing that I'm very nervous about is that there was a lot of blood on the ultrasound probe when the tech took it out. I told the doctor and she said to take it easy, but that "the blood needs to come out somehow" (from the shrinking hematoma) so she doesn't see any reason for concern unless there is any new bleeding. She also said that sometimes the cervix can bleed from the stimulation because there's so much blood flow to the area.

The doc had me get an early Rhogam shot because of the bleeding, but her take-home message was that "there is reason to be optimistic."

Next ultrasound in a couple of weeks.


Wifezzilla said...

whew! great news! and we can all probably relax a little. oh who am I kidding, i know that you won't completely relax until the next ultrasound. and even then, who knows. ;)

Carolyne said...

Hoorah for a good U/S. I can understand the fear but try to stay positive. Roll on the next on for more peace of mind.

Christa said...

Such good news! Lets celebrate because Today You Are Pregnant!

I can only imagine how you felt during your ultrasound. The waiting must have been awful. Hopefully the bleeding is nothing and everything progresses perfectly. I know it's not easy, so just take it one day at a time right now.

Anonymous said...

Wonderful news! Keeping you in my thoughts for the next u/s.....Have a wonderful Father's day with your family!

Anonymous said...

Oh Yay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Karen said...

Whoo-hoo! I am so happy! Congratulations on the baby's growth and the wonderful news that the hematoma is shrinking. That's got to be a relief that it's going away and will be less of a threat. Tell your DH happy Father's Day!

wifey said...

how fabulous! I've been inspired by your positive outlook during all this, and I hope I can be as positive in the coming weeks.

Glad you got good news!

Anonymous said...

I'm SO glad you got good news at your u/s. Hopefully this first trimester will fly by for you and you can start letting your guard down even more.