This past week was a stressful one. I wasn’t sure if I wanted to write about it and share, but I would love to look back on this and remember just how awesome God is. I also wanted to share in case someone out there went through the same thing or is going through it. Last week at the anatomy scan the ultrasound sound tech found a bright spot on our baby girls heart and bowels and her kidneys were also dilated. They wanted me to see a Maternal Fetal Medicine specialist. Of course, I freaked and googled it… That was not very smart, by the way. I cried off and on for days, I am already overly emotional because of the pregnancy.
The MFM office called a few days later and said they could see us Monday. I tried to keep myself busy over the week/weekend with cleaning and organizing. (I am sitting next to 6 trash bags waiting to be taken to the donation center) I tried not to worry but it was on my mind a lot. It is not even that anything would change if something was wrong with our baby, we would love her no matter what, it was just the not knowing… We told a few close friends and family and asked for thoughts and prayers. Monday was the big ultrasound and we were also planning to meet with a genetics counselor.
The ultrasound seemed to take forever, the tech couldn’t say too much but towards the end the doctor came in and looked at what she had seen already. Then he takes over the machine and checks everything out. He turns and says to us everything looks perfect. He couldn’t see the bright spot on the heart and bowels and it looked like her kidneys are the right size. I started to tear up and tried to hold it together. I had previously told them I wasn’t sure if I wanted to do the genetic blood test because I know it won’t tell you 100% if something is wrong. He said since everything looked fine he didn’t see a need for me to do it. So we cancelled the appointment with the genetic counselor and went about our day. It was such a relief but I still don’t know if I will be able to relax completely until she is here, in my arms and healthy.
23 Week Bumpdate:
How Far Along: 23 weeks
Name: have a suggestion? leave it in the comments
Weight Gain: 6 pounds
Sleep: not great.
Gender: It’s a girl.
Cravings: popcorn shrimp
Aversions: nothing that I can think of.
Movement: Dustyn was able to feel a kick on the outside.
Belly: huge…. lol
Next Appointment: 3 weeks.
Purchases so far:
Pregnancy Pillow for sleep!
Sea Bands to try to help with nausea.
Vitamin B6 to also help with nausea.
Have anything I need to buy?