Amber and Aaron

Amber and Aaron

The Fun We've Already Had...

  • Graham Tomas born July 31 at 5:04 P.M. weighing 8 lbs, 12 oz.
  • December 2, 2011: PREGNANT!!!
  • Paisley Kate arrived August 21 at 5:38 P.M. weighing 7 lbs, 9 oz
  • DUE DATE: August 25, 2010!!!
  • Dec. 14, 2009- PREGNANT!!!
  • Oct. 07,2009- Had elective D&C.
  • Sept 28, 2009- No embryo on ultrasound. :(
  • Sept 15th, 2009- We found out we're PREGNANT!!!
  • Sept '09- Aaron had varicocele repair.
  • July '09- IUI #1 with HCG shot= No such luck
  • April '09- Ovarian drilling surgery, followed by hospitalization for uterine infection
  • Jan-Mar '09- metformin + 3 rounds of clomid= no ovulation
  • Dec. 11, 2008- Hysterosalpingogram (Fancy word for shooting dye through the ovaries. OUCH)
  • Nov '08- Sent to RE. Tried metformin alone for two months (No ovulation)
  • Oct '08- Diagnosed with PCOS based on amenorrhea and crazy hormone levels.
  • June '08- Aaron convinced me to start trying.
  • June '04- Got Hitched!

Friday, April 6, 2012

Unexpected Ultrasound Yesterday

Yesterday morning at work, I felt a tightening in my stomach that was coming and going.  It wasn't painful so I didn't think much about it until it was staying consistently like that and beginning to become uncomfortable. 

I texted my OB (who works upstairs from me) who told me to come up immediately.  Which I figured she would.  Both the OB and NP met me and did a quick exam which showed a nicely closed cervix and did a fetal fibronectin (shows likelihood of labor within 2 weeks) which soon came back negative.   They did a urine culture which is negative and a vaginal culture (pending). 

They sent me to the hospital for an ultrasound since our tech was out sick.  Bad luck.  After waiting forever lying down, my abs-of-steel relaxed and felt fine.  Baby Deuce was moving around like crazy and kicking hysterically at the ultrasound probe.  Measuring 24 weeks now so this little peanut is a bit larger than Paisley was.  Also weight is estimated at 1 pound, 6 ounces now which I think is crazy!

But best news is that my cervix was nice and long and closed!  They measured it at 4.7 which is great.  Only concern which, of course, now has me freaking out is that the tech mentioned on my report sent to the OB that I have nuchal cord entrapement.  My OB says that's a really hard thing to see on US and that it can still correct itself before birth.  He says that he would still let me go into labor on my own and we'd just monitor baby's heartrate closely during labor to watch for decelerations indicating that we need to do a c-section.  But he says that would be unlikely IF it's even really a nuchal cord.

So, we re-check on ultrasound in 2 weeks.  Fingers crossed...

4 comments:

  1. so glad everything was ok.

    my daughter had a nuchal cord (wrapped twice, I think) and was delivered vaginally - so it can work!

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  2. Glad everything is ok, that must have been scary!

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  3. What a day! I'm glad everything is ok.

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  4. Wow, busy day! I'm glad everything is ok. I know you will be worried until your next check. I'm sure everything will be just fine...no go REST:)!

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