Thursday, March 15, 2012

Hey look! Another 2-for-1 day!

Had my u/s today.  :)  Here's an update and a squee!

Doc just about gave me a heart attack. He couldn't find anything on the internal, so he hadn't turned the screen towards me or anything. After a few seconds of a terrifyingly concerned look on his face, he says "did you empty your bladder? I just can't see anything this way. We're gonna have to go on the belly." So, he broke out the abdominal u/s wand thingie and started prodding on my gut. Luckily, he found Stormy pretty quick, and I was able to breathe again. (in all fairness I had totally peed in a cup not 20 minutes before. But apparently 1 full liter of water before 11:30am will make you pee every 15 minutes or so. LOL)

Between me being a chunky monkey, my bladder being too full and in the way, and Stormy moving around, Doc was having a hard time getting measurements. The first few he got were coming up as 8w2d and 8w4d. (I'm almost 10w.) Finally I sucked it in enough, and he was able to get a good measurement, right at 9w4 or 5d. He just kinda held the u/s over Stormy for a minute and let me see him flopping all around. He was putting on a show, I'm telling you! Flapping his little arms and wiggling all around. Such a cute little lima bean! :D

The clot has shrank just a bit. But I'll take it! It went from "2 down to about 1.7." Not sure the unit of measurement, he didn't tell me. But 1.7 is better than 2, so I'm good!

I go back 4/2 for another checkup. I'll be exactly 12w! Holy crap am I glad to be almost into 2nd tri! LOL

And for my squee: I just ordered my doppler! :D This was me and DH's compromise. It was important to him to not get any of the optional 1st tri screenings, and it was important to me to be able to hear Stormy whenever I had some crazy I needed to get rid of (read: every day). So no NT scan, but Momma gets a doppler. Woot!! :) Since I am almost 10w now, I'm hoping I'll be able to hear him by the time it gets here. Everything takes stupid long to ship to AK, so we'll see how it goes.

Overall, a great day!


  1. I love that he was waving and saying "Hi Mommy!" :)

  2. Yay, Ashley! This is an awesome update! My favorite ultrasounds, aside from the 20-week, was the one around 10 weeks where you can see them flopping around... it's like at that point, I could see arms... and legs... and a LITTLE PERSON!!!

    I never did any of the optional tests, either. I wouldn't terminate if something was indicated, but even more than that... there are TONS of false positives which can make you worry unnecessarily. I personally wouldn't have a doppler at home, either, BUT I think in your case it is perfectly justified.

    Continuing to think of you always! :)

  3. Ashley, I have been checking your blog often. I am so glad that you have updated. I figured that no news was good news. I am so excited for you. You wouldn't believe how often I think of you. Is there anything from Oklahoma that I can send you?? Tell your Mom and Dad I miss them. Love you guys.