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dakotagurrl's Pregnancy

My Due Date: June 24, 2019
I have given birth!
Age: 40 years old
Location: Canada

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First OB appointment 12w1d =))
By dakotagurrl » Posted Dec. 12, 2018 1:06am - 355 views - 6 comments

Ok, the appointment. The Dr came in and first thing he said was "congratulations...I brought my friend", with his ultrasound in tow. We went over my hx to refresh his memory and I asked my questions. I'm not to worry about the arrhythmia, as so far, it has only been a one-time gig. So he doesn't believe it to be structural, more electrical, and that typically sorts itself out as the heart grows and regulates itself. Great! No more questions needed there. Next, gestational sac size. They don't measure it becuz it isn't an accurate indication of anything. A GS can be any size and the pregnancy still produce a healthy baby. As long as the fetus is growing at an appropriate rate, which he is, then we aren't even gonna bother with worrying about what other clinics have said. He asked if I was good with keeping the original due date, I said yes, it measured on par with my O date (for once), so nothing changes there. Very strange cuz our dates have never lined up...ever. He did a quick scan to check on the baby and show me that the sac wasn't too small, then he went looking for the bleed and didn't see much left (Yay!). All-in-all, it was a great appt. He eliminated all of my previously installed worries. I was instructed to go to L&D triage from here on out if I have any issues, they see patients from 12wks on. So, no more ER Drs playing OB and fucking with my head.

For future plans, we're gonna do my anomaly scan here, then I'll have a fetal echo around 22wks. If anything is seen on either, then I'll be sent to Toronto for more in-depth scans. If all is well, then I'll be having another echo closer to 28wks or so, as per my request. Edie's cardiac issue started as a VSD (ventricular septal defect) at 22wks and at 26wks was found to be ToF (Tetralogy of Fallot). I want a second echo to make sure nothing was missed. She didn't just develop ToF in those 4wks, the heart was just too small to see it. I want this one double checked. My NT and FTS came back as 1 in 1100, I was given 1 in 90, so that's great!

It was a very relieving and happy appointment. I'm not even overly nervous about any scans coming up. I really feel like this one is gonna be ok, and I've felt this way from the very start, until that damn Dr got in my head. With Edie, from day 1, I had this feeling of impending doom. I just couldn't shake that feeling something was gonna go terribly wrong. I let my guard down after 12wks, and that doom became reality at 20wks. Maybe I'm a fool for not keeping that guard up, but I really feel like (s)he is just fine.

Anyways, just figured I'd update for those following my last 2 entries. Hope everyone is doing well! With any luck, I won't have anymore headcase entries. Haha, yeah right, Xmas is around the corner and I have in-laws... xo

Comments for this Journal Entry

Comment from adiggs » Posted Dec. 14, 2018 6:11pm
I am glad to hear everything has improved. I haven't been on here much, but I caught up on your journals last night. I hope you continue to have a happy & healthy nine months ... sending positive vibes your way!!!!

Comment from sonata85 » Posted Dec. 12, 2018 11:02pm
Everything with this baby sounds positive now. May everything remain that way!!!! Stalking of course :) :)

Comment from MalPal85 » Posted Dec. 12, 2018 9:44pm
So happy your appointment went so well! Wish I was around here more for your last pregnancy for support :-/. Always love your "to the point" journal stories. So happy for you!

Comment from RPope84 » Posted Dec. 12, 2018 3:09pm
Yes! I'm so happy your appointment went so well. I know this baby is going to be great, and a boy! Lol.

Reading your comment below, I vomited during my csection too. It was awful and robbed us of that cute picture where dad holds the baby up to mom's face. Chase didn't meet me for like 20 minutes after the operation.

Comment from dakotagurrl » Posted Dec. 12, 2018 2:23pm
I was really happy with how the appointment went. It def lifted some weight off my shoulders. The odds increase a bit but nothing crazy drastic. The odds were 1 in 2500 each for ToF and CDH, together was even lower. It was a really bad run of luck (for lack of a better term). Super happy to have made it this far! And no, never had MS with any pregnancy. I do, however, vomit my way through delivery lol. Kinda awkward puking out the side of ur face while laying on an OR table, but whatevs, it's only a few hours! :D

His dad used to be the normal one, but after Edie died, he acted no different to MIL. He was just as harassing and demanding. They both acted like I fucking owed them something. I will never forgive or forget that! They took a tough time and made it worse.

Comment from Angela18 » Posted Dec. 12, 2018 1:35pm
Sweet...glad the appointment went well. I’m assuming you’re put in a high risk category for ToF due to Edie having it? I know for me after Ash, it put me high risk for Trisomy abnormalities again. They throw all sorts of stats at you, which at the time for me, was maddening, but I no longer look at it that way, or at least not too much. Your doc seems pretty cool about how he handles everything. When you have an OB like that, it helps keep the anxiety down and make for a happier pregnancy.
Wow AND you’re in the 2nd tri....crazy...do even get MS or anything?

Sucks about the in-laws, is it his dad as well, or just the old battle axe?


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