Thursday, April 7, 2011

Back from the ultrasound

Everything looks fine. Bebe's OK, and the MFM doc said the quad screen was of no use because of this pregnancy's circumstances. Here's an example of the patient knowing more than the doc. I guess it is not up to the OB to know all this stuff, but still, it caused a bit of unnecessary worry.

The excellent news is I got to see the bebe! Measuring perfect and totally adorable. We left with some awesome shots, and one looks just like DH from the profile, cheeks and all. I love it!

I did break down like a ninny during the scan. The tech spent what seemed like minutes looking at the two that died, and I got very very sad. I didn't expect to see them. I figured they'd be the "paper babies" that the other doc said they would be. Nope. They were still there, floating around, at the last size they were when they died. It was very sad. The MFM doc said I might see them when I deliver, but they'd be hard to distinguish. If they come out and I can, I would like a proper burial of them, not just tossed in some medical waste.

So, I am not going to do amnio at this point. The doc saw nothing to suggest any visible abnormalities, so we are living with the normal percentage that something could be wrong. I can handle that.

Alright, now I am off to take a much needed nap. Thanks for following along on this journey with me.


Alex said...

Oh yay! I'm so glad to hear that your scan went very well!!! See, you know more than that stupid doc - I'm mad at him for making you worry.

That had to be hard looking at your two other babies. I'm so very sorry about this, it has to be a tough reminder.

Hope you're enjoying your nap - you deserve it! And again, so excited for you that the scan went well!

Gurlee said...

Horray! Glad you are back to normal-ville! Seeing the other babes must have been difficult. But, I am glad your little bub looks healthy!

Allison said...

Oh my goodness.

Okay, I'm glad Bebe is doing well. I can't imagine seeing your twins, too. I thought the doc said that they were just "absorbed" or something weird like that. How unexpected and ... yeah. Crying for you, so I don't blame you one bit for breaking down. It wasn't ninny-ish at all.

(((((Hugs))))) So glad for you that Bebe is okay.

HopeBPatient said...

Yay! I am SO glad that all is ok! And so glad you're not going to have to do the amnio (although having lived through a CVS I'm sure it's not that bad).

I don't know....I would think a good OB would have thought through what you did, but I guess some of them just never deal with difficult pregnancies. That's what good MFMs are for, I guess! So glad it was such a thoroughly reassuring visit.

sonja said...

What great news!

I'm sorry about your other two babies -- that must have been so hard to see them like that, but I would do the same as you and bury them if it's possible.

Kitty said...

Have I mentioned I'm happy for you?? Because I'm so, so, SO happy for you! Glad you got to see your healthy baby, and ((Hugs)).


erika said...

I am soooo glad they could fit you in right away and that you got good answers, and most importantly re-assuring news about your little one.
Seeing the twins must be very hard. Tremendous (((HUGS))). This is just a tough experience to process. I am still feeling a little lost about it.

Much love your ways!

AL said...

Happy second trimester! So happy you had a great scan and everything looks good.

I'm sorry about the scare and I can only imagine how hard it is seeing the twins still there.hugs.

Fairytale Ending said...

Oh wow, you had an incredibly emotional day. I'm so happy that the bebe is doing well and you got awesome pics (isn't that the see the baby "for real"?!?!). But, I'm so sorry you had to endure such an emotional experience seeing the two you lost. It sounds like you're handling things really well and focusing on the positive in the situation...that you have a healthy little one in your belly that's thriving.

Enjoy your nap:)

Ashley said...

I'm so glad it turned out okay (although I knew it would)!! I'm also so sorry about your twins. I can't imagine.

Roccie said...

Second trimester. Glory, glory, glory!

I bet you cried when the twins were so present to you on the scan. It is hard not to imagine how things might have turned out.

Your AFP results must have been terrifying. Your logic is sound, but closing the issue would be freeing. I don't think we ever stop worrying.

WannabeMommy said...

Wow, I know I break down at every ultrasound just from the overwhelming emotion of it all, I can't even imagine having to see your other 2 babies. I am so sorry you are dealing with that. Best to you....