Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Hey! How Ya Been?? Updated w/US Pics...

Sorry I've been so silent... I haven't spent much time blogging, but I've spent quite a bit reading others' blogs. So, I guess it's OK, right?

I have been on a little bit of a roller coaster with the Bump. Last week, Tuesday, we had a really bad scare. I started bleed red... At 16 wks that is often bad news. I called Bo at work and headed for the OB's office. They agreed to work me into the schedule within 30 mins. I like that kind of service!

They did a really fun pelvic exam, listened to the Bump (which was happily beating away), and then sent me to wait for an hour for an ultrasound. BTW - this was Bo's first EVER attendance at a pelvic exam. He's been there for the IUI and the egg transfer, so now he's indoctrinated into the Pap club too! Luckily I have always had the presence of mind to insist he remain FIRMLY planted at the head of the bed - no peaking. There are some things a hubby just shouldn't see.

The US tech told us that while Bump looked fine the placenta seemed to be very low, verging on covering the cervix. Oh yeah, Place.nta Pre.via baby! Can't I catch a break here?? Geesh!

They told me to go on "pelvic rest" and to be sure my Paranatologist, who I was seeing on Friday) took at good look at the situation.

Well, the Paranatologist's office saw us on Friday, as planned, and did all the Bump measurements. Bump is measuring 1 wk ahead - which is consistent with all my past US too! Weird, huh, since I know exactly what day we "conceived"! :)

Anyway, we were offered the answer to the big Boy/Girl question, but declined. Well, hubby declined, but I'm beginning to really, really want to know, seeing as I'm beginning to pick out nursery stuff and all the baby paraphernalia. We had a bit of an argument about it in the parking lot, but it's all good.

Back to the US... The Paranatologist said, "Well, I don't know what they were talking about, the placenta is WAAAAAY up here (gesturing wide circles with the pointer in the upper left) and the cervix is WAAAY down here (gesturing in the entire opposite side of the screen).

I swear, it made me want to stop seeing my OBs practice, right then. Mostly because these people have been little to no actual help to this point. I've been 3 times, and I have yet to get any actual USEFUL information or guidance. Grrrrrr....

Oh well, I'm very glad that there isn't a Pre.via issue... Whew!

Since then I've had more bleeding, but just a little bit. They told me that unless it "soaks a pad" that it might just be "normal" for me. I might have a sensitive cervix. :O

My Bump is really starting to show now... I also wore my first maternity top the other day! It felt weird, and people stared, but that's OK - it's kinda nice. :)
This pic is from the Para's Office...

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

How frightening! Glad to hear all other signs were good :) Rest up well and take care.

ms. c said...

Wow! That IS scary. I'm relieved for you that everything seems a-ok. I hope there is nothing more to be worried about...

Gemini Girl said...

Dawn- the baby no longer looks like a bump- That's a tiny person!

Look how far you have come. I am sorry about your scare. Maybe you should consider looking into a different OB if you are not happy with them.

Kate said...

Looking good, Baby!!

Samantha said...

Sorry about the scare! You certainly have had your share of less-than-stellar experiences with your OB's office.

Ann said...

How scary! Yes, I would feel less comfortable about seeing that OB, too--it would make me wonder about that doctor's competence.

Brandy said...

So glad you and that gorgeous bump are okay. That would be so frustrating to have your OB's office tell you something like that though. I would probably call them on it, I don't think I would be able to help myself. Anyway, I am thinking about you and definitely glad all is okay.

Gil said...

I'm glad that all is well! Whew. That must have given you a scare.

Your post(s) made me cry; between the gorgeous ultrasound and *sniffles* a nomination for me in the prev. post. You're a sweetie, you know that Dawn? Bless you.

I did want to let you know that I'm still here, and still reading; just quieter than usual as I figure out my own next steps. Hugs to you and yours. Always.

SaraS-P said...

hello, baby! Congrats on that showing bump, too!

Furrow said...

Yikes. Roller coaster, indeed! Glad it ended well. Very nice looking BABY you've got there! So cool when they finally look like little people.

Stacie said...

I am glad all is okay with you and the bump! I know how scary seeing blood is.

Nugget-Maker said...

omggggggggggg BUMP is so cute! You can see his/her lil ribs in there!!! Glad the scare is gone and over!

Tam said...

Shame man, what a scare, really NOT nice of them!! Glad that little bump is okay and growing well! Also very cute by the way!

Nice that you are starting to look pregnant now, makes it feel much more real eh?

Sarah said...

great picture, congratulations on the good news!

passingwindows said...

What a relief that things seem ok and the dreaded PP seems to be a mistake the OB's office made. How on earth did they make such a bad call though? I hope they start to be a bit more helpful and I hope you are feeling calm.