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Strong Heartbeats For All

I’ve certainly had a roller-coaster of emotions in the past 24 hours.  Yesterday I had a follow-up appointment with the GP to check my heart rate.  It was still a little high, but she warned me my obstetrician would probably put me on blood pressure medication.  Which upset me a bit as I’m looking forward to getting off the Progynova and Crinone; I really don’t fancy taking more medications.  Then she was wrote a referral to my obstetrician (I have one from Bill Watkins, but a specialist referral to another specialist is only good for 3 months – hopefully I’ll need a bit longer.).  She started ordering all sorts of tests.  I wasn’t sure why, and I didn’t ask about them as I was just getting upset and wasn’t keeping things together very well.  She wanted me to have all these tests done first thing in the morning – 7 am – so the results might get to Warren in time for my appointment today.  I just sort of left and met my husband at the car – then totally lost it.  I cried and blubbered and made myself a really unattractive mess the whole way home.

I felt I had no chance at having a normal pregnancy.  I felt the years of IVF had done nothing but make my body so unhealthy I could never carry a bub to term.  Plus I didn’t know how I’d ever cope waking up early to do tests when I can barely make it to the office by 9 these days!  My husband said why do the tests immediately?  Why not wait and see what the obstetrician says?  I liked the idea!  Unfortunately it didn’t keep me from having a sleepless night as all the horror scenarios played in my head.

So today I had my first appointment with my obstetrician, Warren Kennedy, since seeing him last year to get Blobby’s autopsy results.  I almost broke out in tears as soon as I saw him poke his head around the waiting room door,but I was able to distract myself with putting away my phone (I’d been furiously emailing a friend a my stress!) and compose myself.

He immediately did a scan.  At first I thought there was no heartbeat, Warren pointed it out and said it was nice and strong.  Vaginal scans are much clearer, but it’s so nice to have an abdominal one instead.  Sparky’s measured slightly ahead 10w6 instead of 10w2.  I told him about the bleeding and how much it worried me, and he said the scan showed everything is fine now do try to leave that worry behind.  Have I mentioned hoe lovely and calming he is?

I gave him the GP’s referral and showed him the pathology order form.  He took my blood pressure.  He said my blood pressure is a little high but certainly nothing too worrying.  And that he’d think there was something wrong with me if it wasn’t high after all I’d been through.  I didn’t give him a huge kiss (my husband was in the room), but it was a near thing.  He gave me all the RANZCOG Obstetric information pamphlets and a referral for 12 week scan and various bloods.  He added one of the things the GP had ordered but didn’t think all the stuff she’d ordered was necessary; I had to restrain myself from snogging him again when he crumpled up her pathology request form and binned it.

And so I was on my way.  Not calm, but definitely calmer.  My NT scan is 3 February; my next appointment is the 18th.  That freaks me out slightly as if I make it I’ll be 14 weeks 2 days, Blobby’s age when he died.  But so far, so good.

  1. the crazy cat woman
    21/01/2011 at 5:45 pm

    HOORAY!!! 🙂

  2. 21/01/2011 at 6:00 pm

    One of the best happy posts I’ve read today. Still waving the flag of support. Your OB sounds wonderful!

  3. 21/01/2011 at 6:33 pm

    Oh my heavens that is such fantastic news!!!!:) HURRAH!!!!

    🙂 🙂 🙂

  4. Meg
    21/01/2011 at 6:40 pm

    Great news, I’m so glad we have such a lovely obs. I love that your first appointment for sparkie with him went well. Yay for strong heartbeats!

  5. Anxiousmummy
    21/01/2011 at 6:45 pm

    Fab news. The absolute best! I love the sound of your doc too, what a great appt 🙂

  6. 21/01/2011 at 8:46 pm

    YES!!! I have been waiting for this post … and so thankful that your OB both had good news for you, and tried to calm your anxiety! One day at a time, my dear … hang in there. Getting to this next milestone will be hard, and there will be other milestones just as hard … but we’re here with you the whole way.

  7. 21/01/2011 at 10:31 pm

    what a stressful few days but what a great ending!

  8. 22/01/2011 at 3:34 am

    What a difference a nice & understanding doctor can make. *huge hugs*

  9. 22/01/2011 at 5:20 am

    wonderful news!!!!

  10. MKW
    22/01/2011 at 6:29 am

    I am so happy that everything is going so well, minus all the horror shows and such. Everything inside is going well with the bub. I owe you an email and will be getting to that this weekend. For now it’s time to get back to work. *sigh*

  11. 22/01/2011 at 7:47 am

    Wonderful news! I was worried for you after all the drama you’ve endured lately. Hoping all will continue to be well for your little one.

  12. 22/01/2011 at 12:51 pm

    Such fantastic news…your OB sounds freaking amazing! Glad you’re in such good hands!

  13. a
    22/01/2011 at 3:08 pm

    What a relief…I hope this eases your mind a little. Next hurdle…waiting for the next scan.

  14. 23/01/2011 at 6:11 pm

    What amazing news. I have been worrying about you, and I am so glad that everything is okay.

  15. Bec
    24/01/2011 at 10:00 pm

    weeee, so cool.
    luck, love, good things all – just for you! X

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