Saturday, April 4, 2009

MFM appointment




On Wed we went to my maternal fetal specialist appt and everything is looking good. The baby is measuring 4 days ahead of me for dates and my cervix is doing well. It was a really good appt, the Dr took time with us and discussed many things. There still isn't any answers to what happened last time, and there never will be. So many thing could have played a role. I did learn that I had a 50% abruption of my placenta (placenta pulls away from the uterus wall and dies, sometimes causing bleeding and pain which I never had), which is an important thing to watch for in the future. Abruptions can be deadly for the mother and baby. One more thing to add to the many things to watch for this pregnancy. I go back to see him in 2 weeks.

I am still having a hard time attaching myself to this baby, not in fear of lossing him/her, but it almost doesn't feel real yet. I see the baby on ultrasound moving around but the excitement still isn't quite what it was last time. I guess it is normal to feel this way. I have rented myself a doppler to listen to the heartbeat, hoping this will help me feel closer to this baby. I should recieve it in a few days.

4 comments:

JenJen said...

I'm glad that your appointment went good, and that you are getting all the extra medical attention that you need to help this be a healthy pregnancy.

I'm sure its hard to be overly excited with this pregnancy, because unfornately you were dealt a very difficult hand. I'm sure I'll be the same way when I finally get pregnant again.

((hugs)) to you and I look forward to reading your updates~
Jen

JenJen said...

Yeah, I posted earlier but the pics weren't on then!

You and baby are looking great!

Erica said...

Look at your cute belly. I am glad things are going well so far. Knowing about the placenta abrupting from before is a good thing- they will be able to watch you closely! That's what happened with us as well. I know it's hard to attach yourself, once you lose a baby, you know that anything can happen... HUGS TO YOU!

Krista said...

What a beautiful baby and belly!

I am also having a hard time attaching, so you are not alone. We can do this together!