Thursday, January 21, 2010

The stuff that dreams are made of

Well, I had another u/s today to check my placenta placement, and it's "a little better" according to the u/s tech. I think she said it's 1.2cm away from the cervix, and the doctor likes to see it 2-3cm away. The tech was still very optimistic that it will correct itself within a few weeks, so it's just wait and see for now. She said that it is considered a "low-lying placenta" rather than a previa as things stand.

On the stats front, I'm 14w5 days today, and the baby's hb was 146. When I was pregnant with D, I first felt kicks (that I was SURE were kicks) on Valentine's day. Since I'm due almost exactly the same day this time, I'm thinking it may be similar with this pregnancy. However, this time I know what I'm looking for, and I'm thinking that maybe, just maybe, I might already be feeling a few little kicks. That would be pretty exciting. I'll update if I decide that I'm right.

I had a tough time finding "doppler's" hb a couple of times recently, which was kind of freaky, but luckily I've been able to find it more easily the past two times. It's now almost directly in the middle, and higher - just below my belly-button.

The night after one of the 10 minute heartbeat searches, I had my first dead baby dream. In the dream, I was pregnant with twins, apparently, and I miscarried them at home, about as far along as I am now (judging from their size.) The dream has had me a little on edge for the past few days, so I'm glad I had the u/s today to see the baby.

For me, the fear just doesn't seem to go away.


Dawn said...

I am away at a conference and had a terrible (very graphic) nightmare that I miscarried. I have been on edge since and just wanting to get home. It was so much worse that my hubby wasn't there to latch on to while crying. It seems like lately I have been more afraid and I'm not sure if it's just from the dream or what. I am super anxious to feel the baby move and hoping that helps squelch the fear even just a bit. Happy your u/s went well. Are you going to find out the sex and if so do you know when?

Shawn said...

The places our brains go when we sleep are crazy and sometimes scary! Luckily dreams are just that! So glad you got some reassurance with your ultrasound!

Anonymous said...


Wow, 14 weeks? Time flies!!

Wendy said...

bad dreams suck. Hoping you don't have any (or many) more of those as you get closer and closer to baby's arrival. 14 weeks - what a great milestone!!

wifey said...

I am so so glad that things are going well for you! I hope that the tech is right, and the placenta issue corrects itself!

Stacie said...

Yay! Another great u/s. Awesome.

I'm glad that's all it was...a dream.

I agree, it's nice once you can feel the baby moving around. That's always reassuring ;)

cheryllookingforward said...

That's a terrible dream. I'm sorry.

I hope you feel the kicks soon!

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry to hear about the dream :( I haven't experienced a loss and am pregnant with #2, but I have had dreams about miscarriage and it is so scary. I know it is nothing compared to the real thing, but it stayed with me for a few days.

I think your placenta will be fine. My pregnancy with my son it was normal and this pregnancy with our daughter it was low lying and moved into a regular spot by the 19 wk u/s.


Kelly said...

I'm so glad you had your u/s to put your mind at ease after your dream. Horrible dreams like that can really rattle you and after what you've gone through, I can imagine you're on edge.

Great news that all looks well and that your little bean is growing strong!

Azaera said...

Those dreams always suck.. It's so exciting though to feel baby move for the first time! Keep us updated.