Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Yet another Ultrasound!

Well, Bryan and I will be at the doctor's office today for another Ultrasound. We and the doctor are hoping that we will be able to see Baby's HEART! The one that was done at 18 weeks only gave us the sex of the baby....that is when we found out that she was a GIRL! The Tech tried to get all the measurements that they need to do and look at her organs but Baby was VERY ACTIVE and would not hold still long enough to get a good look at her heart, let alone a picture of it. So, Dr. Hilton wanted to do another U/S at 24 weeks.

Why is he so concerned about her heart? Well, at 15 weeks I did some blood work and it came back based on that blood work that we have a 1 in 15 chance of having a baby with Downs Syndrome. I was a bit freaked about it, but it was good that I did, because it helped me to attach myself to this baby. I began the emotional fight to love this baby. Bryan and I decided that we didn't want to do an amniocentesis and would just use U/S to see as the pregnancy progressed if she did have D.S. They can see things from looking at the U/S, and the heart being one of those things they want to look at. Back at the U/S when I was 18 weeks, everything that Dr. Hilton could see he would rule the U/S as negative for D.S.; bringing my odds from 1 in 15 to 1 in 30, but he still wanted to look at her heart, just to be sure.

I am not really complaining about doing another U/S. In fact I really like having them done. This way I can see her and know she is doing well. I only feel her from time to time, and because I don't feel her moving as much as I would like I look forward to the U/S so that I can be reassured she really is in there, and that I am not just getting fat because I have a tumor in my stomach. I know I am silly to still be thinking this, it is just that I NEVER believed I would EVER become Pregnant, EVER. So I keep thinking I am going to wake up and it is all going to be a dream.

6 jittering comments:

Grammy said...

I await the results and pictures...*smiles*

Andrea said...

Ok.. I just left a comment, but it gave me an error, so I'm sorry if it's a repeat?
I agree it's nice to actually see the baby and know it's really a baby. Although I'm still wondering since it's not coming out!

Arah said...

i totally understand stress when it comes to pregnancy. i know you guys have been trying to have a baby for ages. Congratulations!

Jeanette said...

Hang in there. This is a tryin time, I remember it well. I am the mother of a 9 1/2 month old daughter Sydney who has Downs. We went through a similar scenario last year. I am glad that you are keeping a close eye on her heart. IF she does have DS, you want to keep close tabs on that. We were very lucky, Sydney had three holes in her heart at birth, but everything healed up on its own. If your daughter does have DS, you will be awakened to a whole new world that you didn't know existed. Regarless of the diagnosis, this baby girl will bring you joy and blessings that you have never imagined. The best of luck to you and your family.

Brenda said...

Thank you every one for your kind words. The U/S went well yesterday. We got to see her heart and it looked good to me. The Doctor needs to look at the results and I assume he will call me if there is any concerns. My next doctor's appointment is in two weeks and he just might wait tell then to tell me the news if the heart looks good. I will try and get the 3D picture scanned and uploaded so you can see her profile. She is looking more and more like a little baby.

Becky said...

I have been really terrible about commenting on your blog- but anyway- even though this is late in coming- cogratulations on having a girl (I knew it!). Also- I agree with the comments above, whether or not your baby has DS or not- you will love her more than life itself- and will never wish you didn't have her. Our kids didn't necesarily turn out exactly how we wanted, and have issues I never expected- but yet I love them soooo much.

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