Thursday, April 12, 2012

Growing

I had an u/s with an R.E. yesterday (to whom I was sent by my regular O.B. as a precaution.) I've been kind of dreading the appointment, partly because T couldn't go with me because of bringing D to preschool and not wanting to bring kids to a fer.tility clinic, and partly because I honestly wasn't optimistic about still having a live baby in there this week. I've continued to have mild morning sickness, I've been tired a lot and my bo.obs are now bigger, but these symptoms are very mild compared to both of my other successful pregnancies. I know every pregnancy can be different, but it's really got me kind of paranoid. That coupled with the hemat.oma made me very pessimistic about the outcome of the u/s. Also, I'm performing in a musical this weekend (opening night is tomorrow) and I was SO paranoid that I was going to have to schedule a D&E today, on the day of the dress rehearsal, or worse yet, wait the whole weekend knowing it was dead.

To my surprise and joy, the baby is still in there, heart beating away, and growing like a champ. I didn't ask what the heartbeat was, but they said it sounded great. In addition, 8 days after the baby measured 6w 4d at my O.B.'s office, it measured about 8 weeks at the R.E.'s office. That puts me closer to my LMP. They looked at the hemat.oma (1 inch) and the R.E. said that he still thinks I have about an 85% chance of carrying to term. He told me to continue my progeste.rone for 3 more weeks, and he "released" me back to my regular O.B.

For the first time in this pregnancy, I'm allowing myself to feel a little optimistic...

3 comments:

CeCe said...

So great!! Woo hoo! Enjoy your musical.

Stacie said...

Yay! So happy that everything with the baby is going well! Keep up the positivity.

Also, keep us updated on your progress :)

Dawn said...

Yay!!! So very happy for you!!! Have my next scan on Mon & hoping for the same results!!