Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Yesterday's Ultrasound

Thank you so much for your comments and emails asking about yesterday's ultrasound!! I would have already written, but I've been so tired and so sick that I haven't been online a lot lately.

So last Monday was my first u/s, and as you know, everything looked great!

Yesterday, one week later, I went back for a follow-up u/s, and..... everything looked great again!!!! Thank You, Jesus!!

Almost immediately the tech said, "I see the baby...And I see the heartbeat." Sweet relief washed over me when I heard those words!!

The heart rate was 158, and I'm measuring 7w2d, which matches my dates exactly.

My doctor was all smiles and continues to say that he has a good feeling about this. He thinks getting that septum out of there was key. Ladies, if you've ever been told that you have an "arcuate shaped" uterus after having an MRI or HSG, please check into it and make sure that it's actually not a broad based septum that needs to be removed. That was my case. Other doctors missed it b/c it was not a typical septum that was so obvious. It extended all the way across the top of my uterus, making my uterus look like it was just a normal variation of shape. Wrong!!! I'm so thankful that I went to my specialist in Memphis who recognized it right away. Here's the link if you want to check him out: http://www.fertilitymemphis.com/practice-services/recurrent-pregnancy-loss/

I am still being cautiously optimistic. I know that I have a long ways to go. But I'm trying to just take one day at a time and keep trusting the Lord.

Yesterday at my appointment I realized something: I am now further along than I've ever been without already having trouble. In the past, I was already bleeding at this stage. So I'm so thankful for that!

I'm still taking the Zofran and Phenergan for nausea. It is working wonders!! I still feel nauseous but nothing like I was feeling! I'm also going to start a stool softener b/c, like so many of you told me, Zofran does cause constipation. I bought some yesterday that my doctor recommended.

My eating habits are nothing like pre-pregnancy. Normally, I am a very healthy eater. I love organic foods. I eat lots of veggies and fresh fruits. I eat very few fried foods and very little fast foods. There have been several times when I was checking out at the store and the cashier would say, "Wow! You eat so healthy!" ha! Once, I was especially tickled pink b/c a young boy who was bagging my groceries said, "Do you just like to eat healthy or are you an athlete?" Woot! Woot!!! I was THRILLED that I could even be mistaken for an athlete!! haha

The last time I went to the grocery I felt so sick that I slowly pushed the cart through the store and put ANYTHING in that I thought I might be able to get down - popsicles, instant rice, juice, ice cream. Now it seems like the only things I can eat are not good for me. On Sunday I got mozzarella sticks at Sonic (which I haven't allowed myself to get in years). I ate tons of my mom's fried potatoes last week. Last night I had to go to DQ and get a Bliz.zard. This morning I ate a PopT.art. I'm hoping that pretty soon I'll be able to once again eat healthy (without gagging!).

I've read, though, that you really shouldn't worry about it this early in the game. Just eat what you can get down b/c the baby is so very tiny that their nutritional needs are miniscule. Thank goodness!!

Thank you so much for all of your prayers. Please do keep praying for us. I am still very early in this pregnancy. I'm so thankful for what God has done thusfar, though! It's nothing short of a miracle.


E said...

Great news Birdie!! I'm so glad everything is checking out okay.

Anonymous said...

Thanks be to God for this precious miracle! Still praying for all of you!
G-mommy E

Anonymous said...

Dear Birdie,

I am in the same situation.....m/c three times....my ob/gyn noticed that I have an arcuate uterus....he sent me to an RE...who never discussed that with me, but wanted to push for IVF...of course, my husband and I cannot go in that direction....I would like to email you, because I have a specific question...is there anyway to email you......please send me your email to marriageworks@gmail.com.....you would be helping me out so much...i really hope you can email me because i have some specific questions for you..thanks!!!

Heather Raven said...

Awesome. So happy for you. Prayers.

alliemich said...

I stumbled across your blog from Amazing Life's and our stories are quite similiar (sadly in parts). We have had 4 miscarriages also and currently pregnant after having gone thru rpl testing with Dr. K at Memphis Fertility Associates also! Small world :) Unfortunately he found no problems for us, but great news for you there was a possible problem and it was removed!! Are you going to continue with him until 10 weeks? I went weekly from 6 weeks until 10 and recently have been referred back to my regular OB who is also in Memphis. Don't you just love Dr. K???? I can't believe you are driving to Mempho each week for u/s but it is worth it totally right??!!

Hang in there with the nausea, mine was so awful from weeks 5.5 til just a few days ago with a few days now and then to relieve me. I had a great weekend, but today feel it creeping back a bit. I don't mind though because nausea makes me feel safer :)

And do you just wanna hug the u/s s tech to death or what? She is the sweetest thing ever !!

Good luck to you and I'll be checkin on you!

Anonymous said...

Oh yayyyyy!!! I am so happy to hear this! Thank you so much for the update - it is so sweet of you to keep us posted, especially since you are feeling so rough.

I wouldn't worry about the food - at this point, with the way you're feeling, the fact that you can eat anything and keep it down has got to be a victory in itself! :-) I say, go with what sounds yummy!

- Erin B.

Anonymous said...

I can relate on the constipation front LOL. I'm sitting here with a bag of dried prunes in front of me right now because of the high iron in my pre-natal vitamins!

Anonymous said...

Hi Birdie, I've been following your story for just a little bit and can honestly say that your story moves me. My stomach was in knots waiting to hear your news and I am OVERJOYED that your pregnancy is going so well! It's so very comforting to read about your strong faith and belief in God, even when faced with such difficult tests of your faith. Thank you so very much for sharing this part of your life and opening your heart to others that struggle with infertility. We have been seeing Dr. Kutteh too and can't believe that you travel all the way from KY to Memphis!


Jenine said...

Woo-Hoo! Congrats on the great u/s! Worrying will do you no good other than steal your joy of the pg. Psalm 46:10 reads "Be still and know that I am God."

I too had a septum. I had to have mine removed twice. The dumb thing grew back! I was told that first miscarriage was a "blessing in disguise" because the m/c was how they found out about my septum and told me that it would have been a late term m/c because the septum was so severe. God's timing is perfect and He never wastes a hurt.

Stacey said...

Wonderful, wonderful update! I'm late reading it but you've sure been in my thoughts and I'm so glad to see that you and baby are still doing well. You've passed a huge milestone now, getting further than you've been in a pregnancy without problems. I'm rejoicing with you!!

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