Thursday, January 7, 2010

Placenta Previa

I am proof that things don't get less complicated once you achieve pregnancy after infertility!

I have Partial Previa of the placenta. the placenta is covering part of the cervix. As of right now, I only had some slight spotting over a week ago now, so my OB is not concerned about that. However if I bleed I am going to have to be off work and on bedrest, possibly in the hospital depending on how significant it is.

I just hope I don't bleed.

I will have another ultrasound at 32 weeks to see if the placenta has moved away, if it has all is well, if not, schedule the c-section for 37 weeks-ish I suppose.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Anatomy Scan

This morning was sprouts anatomy scan, 19w2d. Sprout was not co-operative at all, and they couldn't get all the shots they needed, after several tries, drinking juice, walking and emptying my bladder, still nothing. Long story short, we need to go back, on Monday...and we got NO pictures because of the position Sprout was in...face down back up...crappy.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Wow I Suck!

So it looks like I haven't updated you all in about 2 months! I am sorry.

Really, there's absolutely nothing to tell, this has been a firly uneventful pregnancy, which I wasn;t expecting to happen. I haven't had an ultrasound since my 12 week on that you have seen. My Anatomy scan is this Wednesday morning, and I am very much looking forward to seeing this baby again.

I have been seeing an OB medicine doctor in addition to my regular OB because of my pre-existing issues, and because my blood pressure was increased a bit. The good news is the my pressure is fine now, so it was probably just an early pregnancy anxiety thing. I remain on Fragmin, and will for the duration of the pregnancy, because of my increased risk factors for clotting on top of the MTHFR. My family has a huge history of clots(heart attacks) so they want to keep me on the thinner.

I am 19 weeks today! Sprout...we have lovingly named this baby-to-be, is moving all of the time, and I even bought a doppler to listen to the goings on in my 'ute'. Its been an amazing experience, and I feel so happy that I get to experience it. We are NOT finding out the gender until delivery Sprout will be Sprout until it is born. We have a short list of names for each gender we will bring with us to the hospital. 5 names of each gender...and will pick a name from that list when we see what s/he looks like.

We only hope for healthy...whether Sprout has a penis or vagina really makes no difference. If we were theme-ing the nursery then it would be helpful to find out, but we are keeping everything neutral because we want to(hope to) have more babies in the future. The only name that is a definite will be if its a boy, we have decided to use my Dad's first name as the middle name (My dad passed away in 2004, and had a great first name!) I am pretty near certain that Sprout is a girl though...but I am usually wrong, so we will have to see. sorry it has taken me so long to update...hopefully I can update more frequently now that I will be into the second half of the pregnancy, with belly pictures, appointments and ultrasounds. Not that any of that is really interesting, but just seems to be the thing to do!

Our Christmas was great, we spent it in our hometown with T's family. A nice long vacation. I was really glad to see the end of 2009, even though it brought me to where I am today, it was not an easy year. I had 3 pregnancies in 2009, and hopefully this one will go until May 2010! We lost T's grandma this year too, spent all of our available cash and more to one day have a baby...its been tough...but it has prepared me more for 2010 and all the future years to come.