Friday, June 17, 2016

15 Week Update

*UPDATE* No diabetes for me! Talked to the Dr. And everything came back clear. Wasn't even close to the line. We are thrilled to have one less thing to be worried about. 

I admit, I was kinda naive after we got pregnant. I kinda figured the hard part was over. Getting pregnant was supposed to be the hard part. Every time we would celebrate another month of being married we would joke "the hard part is over." Lately that's become our joke when we're handed a new hoop to jump through. 

 On Wednesday we met with our OB for the first time and it went really well. Both of us felt really comfortable with the Dr. And he took lots of time to make sure he answered all of our questions. 

We got to see our beautiful baby who is looking good and wiggly. And super healthy. Following the nutritionist's plan is paying off! Woohoo! 

We're pretty good at not freaking out until there's something confirmed to freak out about and having faith that it will all work out. So far it has. 

At the appointment we also learned that my placenta is covering my cervix. Which isn't a good situation for Mom. Baby would be just fine, but it causes a lot of complications at delivery. We have a very good chance of it moving on its own which is what we're hoping for. I posted a little bit about it on Facebook and there was an outpouring of support of friends who were in the same situation and everything worked out just fine for them. Which was a much better experience to read rather than reading about complications online. I highly recommend not looking up those complications. 

I get that our odds of things working out are pretty good, but I'm still very much feeling the anxiety and intensity of the situation. Right now things are not 100%,  and I will be nervous until things are in better shape. It's always that tough inbetween stuff that seems to get me into trouble. We will continue to meet with our regular Dr. And Nutritionist each month, but we will also be adding a Maternal Fetal Specialist about every two weeks. Lots of appointments and tests, but we have been in the whatever it takes to get the baby here safely camp since Day 1, and it looks like this is what it's going to take. 

In the ultrasound it kinda looks like Baby Daly is smiling like they're really proud of themselves. During the ultrasound they were putting on a show for us "hey Mom! Look what I can do!" I didn't think something the size of a pear could have such a big personality. I'm pretty crazy about having a firecracker come to our family. 

Maybe it's because I'm their Mom, but doesn't that smile look like they're proud of themselves? 

They also wanted me to go get tested for diabetes and discuss genetic testing. 

During fertility treatments I had to do tons of bloodwork. I'm pretty hard to get blood from, the needles don't really bother me. The poking and not getting any blood bothers me. Most of the time to get a good vein they have to take blood from my forearm or my hand. Neither of which are good places to get large amounts of blood from. Turns out my veins are really deep and they roll. 

Once we graduated to the OB I had to go do another bloodwork panel this time at a different place. Which turned out to be a miracle. Yvonne is a magic blood lady and managed to get a vein first try in the crook of my arm. The least painful spot. Yesterday when I had to do the glucose/diabetes test thankfully she was working again, and worked her magic and got it first try. It was a really big tender mercy for me to have her work on me. I really appreciate medical people who are really good at their jobs. 

I was kinda hoping that my bloodwork would show I was anemic because I am so stupid tired all the time. Everything came back looking 100%. In fact my Dr. Got super excited I was so tired. We are so close to getting out of the river, and I can't wait to have some energy back. One of the complications if the placenta doesn't move would be bed rest. Which at this point I don't know what I'm so scared of, we're pretty much there now. 

Looks like we'll be sticking to a steady diet of naps, water, and Drs. Apts. for now. 

But we have a healthy baby! 

Also I'm sorry for saying placenta so many times. 

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