Thursday, June 10, 2010

Results!

Okay, so yesterday was a VERY good day, in spite of pouring rain the entire drive to the specialist's office and also taking the wrong exit and ending up on the completely wrong side of town. Because! No clots! The sonographer did the longest, most thorough ultrasound EVER and assured us that the dark spots looked like "venous lakes" which are pooling of blood or fluid and, while they should be monitored, are almost always nothing. In occasional cases they can lead to fetal growth restriction, so the doctor recommended that my OB here in town continue to check the baby each month with ultrasound to make sure he's still growing well, but other than that, business as usual!

Obviously, we are extremely relieved. The doctor and sonographer both were all breezy about it, and both basically said, "Oh, this is really not that uncommon- we see it a lot here because sometimes regular OB's and sonographers don't recognize them or their machines aren't high enough resolution to tell the difference between these and more serious problems. But it's almost definitely nothing to worry about!" So yeah, big sigh of relief. I feel like I'm out of mental limbo and can start planning for this real, live, baby boy (weighing in at fifteen ounces and currently sitting in a breech position on my bladder, in case anyone's interested) to be here in about four months.

I still have to TAKE IT EASY, though. Bah. I was having tons of really painful Braxton Hicks during the drive and even throughout the ultrasound, so the doctor had the sonographer measure my cervix, and it was RIGHT at the cusp of still being long enough. Like, anything under thirty mm they worry about, and mine was exactly thirty. So, you know, we should definitely be trying to keep the contracting to a minimum. Guess I'll just have to delegate anything strenuous to other people! Darn!

20 comments:

Mimi said...

Awesome news! So happy for you and little Baby Boy.

Scottish Twins said...

Yay! Great news :)

Giselle said...

So relieved to hear this...now, take it easy!

Swistle said...

WHEW. Whew whew whew.

Elizabeth said...

That is so fabulous! Thank goodness.

d e v a n said...

PHEW! Also, take it very easy. Like, tell your hubby to hire a maid and stock up on take out menus. ;)

Shannon said...

Oh yay, yay, yay!!!

Kelsey said...

So happy about your good news!

Marie Green said...

*dancing*

So happy for you. And I like the silver lining to taking it easy!

Fran said...

Very good news!!

B said...

Woohoo! So glad to hear it! Grow, baby boy, grow!

Shelly Overlook said...

WOO HOOOOOO!

Jess said...

Oh, thank god. I am so glad to hear this! What a relief! Have fun planning for your real, live baby boy! Yay!

CAQuincy said...

WHEW!

and

YAY!

Tracy said...

glad to hear that it was good news!

bananafana said...

I was just going to say how happy I was that it was good news but my brain got stuck on 4 MONTHS! I know it drags but man that is soon! Hooray!

Jana said...

Hurray!!!

Michelle said...

So happy for good news!

Katy said...

So thrilled to read this--even if he is sitting on your bladder.

clueless but hopeful mama said...

YAY! Happy day!