a baby update

Today was much better than yesterday. I got to sleep in a little bit because Firefly had an U/S this morning.

When we talked to our OB last week she wanted to send us to the high-risk doctor to take a second look at his diaphragm to make sure it wasn’t herniated. She said that everything looked normal, but they just wanted to check to make sure because his stomach looked a little close, and since Firefly is technically high-risk because of her age anyway it wasn’t a bad idea overall. We didn’t really tell anyone because we didn’t want to freak anyone out for no reason, and frankly we were trying to think about it as little as possible because if it was the case that the diaphragm was herniated, as Firefly said: there’s no better place he could be than right where he is.

So long story short and before anyone gets worried, everything looks wonderful.

And now for the long story…

We got to the office and they took Firefly off to have her weight and BP checked while I waited. Then we met with the genetic counselor to talk about the normal family history stuff and no, we don’t want to do an amnio. After that we headed upstairs to where the U/S are done. While we were waiting for the elevator the counselor was chatting us up and asked if this was both of our first, and gave us big congratulations which I always appreciate. It really sucks to have people ignore your part in the process because you’re not the one carrying, and so far everyone we’ve dealt with in these situations has been good–although there have been a few I suspect that have feelings on the matter that they’ve kept to themselves the overwhelming response has been positive.

The U/S itself was a much longer scan than the other two she’s had, and the room was set up really nicely. They actually had two monitors, one on the machine itself for the tech and one on the wall in front of the table. Firefly was able to see everything easily without having to try and crane her neck around to see the machine while trying to holding still, which was great. The tech last time just kind of did her thing and pointed out big things, but this one really explained everything we were looking at and kept giving us really encouraging comments. Everything measured really well, and it was so amazing to watch him. Last time he was curled up, but not this time! He was all stretched out, with his feet up by Firefly’s belly button, and he was just as wiggly as before. He kept moving his arms around and kicking his feet, and even turned over at one point.

The doctor came in and went over some things after the tech finished and said that everything was looking good. He’s actually measuring perfectly for his due date, so he’s developing right on schedule. The head doctor also came in and wanted to look at the diaphragm herself just to double check, so Firefly had to deal with the gel twice. But the doc confirmed that everything looks fine and sent us on our way.

One good thing about it? We got to see him again. And I have more pictures. Including one of his feet. I can’t wait to kiss them. πŸ˜€


6 Responses to “a baby update”

  1. 1 wishinghopingpraying July 10, 2009 at 1:17 am

    Yay! I can’t wait to see pics of those little feet.

    • 2 bluedaisyus July 10, 2009 at 2:56 pm

      I know! Our scanner at home is being weird and I didn’t get a chance to do it yesterday. I forgot to bring them today, so I’m hoping I can wrangle our scanner and make it behave at least long enough to get those!

  2. 3 Dawn July 10, 2009 at 9:22 am

    Um, pics for me too please! Congrats you guys. Are you still seeing the doc. we rec.?

  3. 5 breefromprojectkjetil July 10, 2009 at 11:58 am

    Awww… so glad that all is well and that you got to see him again. Isn’t it grand? Congrats, moms!

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