8 week ultrasound

Thank you everyone for the well wishes and prayers. It truly means the world to us.

After my last heavy bleed my body has gotten the point to stay put. I'm not saying I haven't bled since then but it's light/spotting type of bleed. As soon as I see red blood I put my feet up to avoid a heavy bleed. So far this has worked wonders for me. Doesn't take long for the bleeding to turn brown and eventually just brown spotting. There's days were I feel pregnancy symptoms and then there's days that they're non existent. I try my best not to read to much into it or else it would add to my anxiety.

Scheduling an appt with an OBGYN was so easy compared go MFM. The specialist that I was referred to was a let down. I did my research on them before even receiving a call and immediately noticed I wouldn't feel comfortable being seen there. Let's just say the Dr doesn't have bedside manners. No thanks! My first conversation with the receptionist was nothing but questioning why I needed to be seen by them. Once we discussed that she said she needed to call me back to run the info by the Doctors. Two days later we played phone tag, more like me trying to get a hold of her, only to be told they weren't going to see me. Excuse me? U need my OB to confirm pregnancy when I've had multiple ultrasounds with my RE? Oh ur trying to say of he thinks it's a viable pregnancy u will consider seeing me but more than likely not because of who my OB is. Interesting. Rude much!? Since I did do my research I immediately called another MFM office and I fell in love without even seeing them. The receptionist was 100% professional and acknowledged my history of losses. Unfortunately since my RE didn't refer me she said ur OB appt is around the corner let them know to send us a referral and we will schedule you right in. Once again she acknowledged how worried I must be but asked me to stay calm as I should be in there care soon. Hopefully.

To our surprise I went a whole week without popping my head in at my REs office. Woohoo me! I was up since 4am...can u say nerves? My mind was going crazy. I convinced myself that since my symptoms were almost non existent something was wrong. Everyone talks about tender/sore breast during pregnancy...I don't experience that I actually only have sore/sensitive nipples. Every morning I wake up and brush my fingers against them to make sure they're still sensitive. Well guess what this morning I didn't feel much. Porque!!?

As soon as we get to the clinic we stay in the waiting area for less than 10mins. Usually once were in a room were seen within 5 the most 10 mins. Today was our lucky day...we sat there for almost 30 and I was ready to grab that wand myself to see what was going on in there. J gave me an aweful look which I knew meant I was acting a bit weird. I asked him of he was nervous. No. Asked him why? This is nothing new. Whatever happens happens. Really? Not even a smidge? Why are u so calm!!! Relax! U will be OK.

Once I realized my Dr wasn't here today I panicked. The last time I had Dr A due an ultrasound was when he bluntly told me not to be telling people I was pregnant because it wasn't looking good. Dejavu? Before I move on to the wonderful news let me just point out that it was the most painful ultrasound ever.

Our little miracle is measuring right on track with a heartbeat of 170bpm. I was amazed at how much it had grown in a week. J even commented on this. My nurse laughed and said I told u it would look a lot bigger. Looks like a gummy bear doesn't it? After the ultrasound Dr A asked how I was feeling as well as any feedback on his staff or clinic. He printed out some ultrasounds for us with a card that had my EDD. The EDD was off by one day since they had it wrong on the machine. He basically graduated me which had me speechless. This wasn't what Dr B told me the prior week. As soon as he left my nurse reassured me I would be coming back. She went off to explain to him they don't release RPL patients until 10 weeks. We have one last appointment on Jan 5th, hopefully with Dr B, then we will be handed off to my OB and praying an MFM. Or Dr B can say one more appointment before I go. Who knows.

My heart is starting to believe but I won't be convinced until the end of first trimester.

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13 comments:

  1. So glad your little one is growing and thriving! Good for you to listen to your body and put your feet up when you need to. You are already such a good mama!! Praying you can get in with the new doctor you want very soon!

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  2. I find myself holding my breathe while reading your posts. What a beautiful little baby picture!

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  3. I'm so excited for you, this is great news!! Hopefully you will be able to see Dr B on your next appointment, sounds like a much better dr with a MUCH better bedside manner. Can't wait to see more pics from your next ultrasound :)

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  4. What wonderful news!! Hearing how some dr's treat patients it's a wonder they have any ya know? Glad you found an MFM office you felt comfortable with :)

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  5. Keri @ impatientlywaiting4uDecember 30, 2014 at 6:42 AM

    Your "little gummy bear" is adorable! Congratulations!

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  6. so amazing girl (minus the rude office people)!!!!!! your comment about grabbing the wand made me laugh!!! Hope you can get some rest and start to enjoy the pregnancy xoxo

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  7. Such a good update! I hope things continue this way! :)

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  8. Oh such good news Jojo! So happy for you!!!

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  9. Yay! Love this happy news. Hoping this is your 2015 baby. I'll be cheering you on and hoping you make it through the first trimester without incident. Hugs!

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  10. Keep growing baby! Glad you've been texting me updates as I never get onto the computer in a timely fashion anymore!

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  11. Let your heart believe mama! Measuring right on track and that is a SOLID heartbeat!!! Sorry for your experience with the crappy MFM...totally unacceptable. So happy things are looking up. I'll be cheering for you into the 2nd tri and beyond!!

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  12. This sweet baby is going to be so loved and is so very lucky to have you as his/her mother. I'm grateful beyond measure that he/she is thriving. I know it's so hard to believe. Trust me, I'm still with you...but you have so many friends here that are believing with you and for you. xoxox

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