Saturday, October 5, 2013

Looking good!

I'm really, really glad my mother went for this ultrasound, because she did get to see her grandchild. And he/she was doing well well. I'm really scared to say this...but as of now, there is no cause for worry.


Here are the stats: Has grown very rapidly, and measuring ahead (10w6d at 10w3d) with a pretty normal heart rate of 167 (in normal pregnancies,the heart rate increases from 5 weeks to 9 weeks, normally peaking at 180, and after, you usually see a decline in the heart rate.This does not occur in Trisomy 21 pregnancies, which is why a high heart rate after 10 weeks is associated with this condition.Well, here the normal decline occurred, so YAY.

I almost don't want to put this image up, because we are a species haunted by superstition...the last time I completely relaxed at an ultrasound (8w1d; almost picture perfect), things had ended 4 days later, out of the bloody blue. I'm also scared to provide a nickname to this baby...one popped into my head the minute I saw this picture. I'm afraid to put up his picture (yes, I assigned gender in my head). All of this is based on past experiences...I did all of these things and those pregnancies ended: yes, I am quite ridiculously superstitious.

I'm not scared of hoping though, even if it gets to be only for a little bit. I may actually try to screw up the courage to go for the next ultrasound, which would involve the NT scan. Today, I'm happy. Lets hope I get to stay this way.

16 comments:

  1. This is the furthest you've gotten yes?


    Yay for things looking good. Yay.

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  2. Yes!! Latest before was 8w3d-ish. So surreal to be here.

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  3. Oh! Oh! Oh! This is SO GREAT!!!!
    Look at that healthy fetus! Beautiful!
    I'm thrilled for you, Jay.
    And of course, you have many reasons to be afraid. All you can do is work with the data you've got. And this data point looks STELLAR!

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  4. So amazing. What a gorgeous picture of a bundle full of hope. Congratulations and all sorts of great wishes from my end of the univese.

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  5. I've been systematically reading all the blogs I've missed in the past few weeks, but I had to jump ahead to see what the news from your ultrasound was. SOOOOO glad to see it's good news!


    I understand your continued worry, and really hope you can hold on to the hope - things look really good so far, keep reminding yourself of that!

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  6. That's a lovely picture! I understand the superstition. I would convince myself that certain things (leaving the positive pee stick out on the desk instead of in a drawer, waiting to throw away the old pee sticks from the miscarriages, etc.) would make this time work. I'm sure none of it mattered at all, but when you feel out of control, any little bit helps with the sanity.


    I'm hoping for a great NT scan for you!

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  7. conceptionally challengedOctober 6, 2013 at 8:16 AM

    Looks great! All the best for the NT scan.

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  8. Wonderful!!!!! So how far along now? Still sending really positive thoughts.

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  9. What wonderful news. Very excited for you! Wishing you a very uneventful and happy remainder of the pregnancy!

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  10. Oh such good news! Very happy for you. Your babe is looking so good. Wishing you the routine & uneventful from here on out.

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  11. this is just fabulous news!

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  12. so excited for you!!! fingers crossed!

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  13. Such wonderful news!!! Congrats!

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  14. Yay! Congratulations on a great ultrasound. I hope everything continues to go well!!

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  15. A lot to be hopeful about! Big congrats on this new milestone. Good luck making it to the next milestone. glad you are enjoying the happy, as well you should!!!

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  16. Jay, I'm just checking in. Hope things are going well.

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