Doctor Appointment and Update! *Long*

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Ghostorchid81's picture
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Doctor Appointment and Update! *Long*

Had my 22 week check up today! Everything is going great. I am measuring a week and a half ahead, but since my DS was 9lbs 6oz I won't have my due date changed. It is spot on anyway since I know when we conceived. I finally have gained a little weight not much just 4 lbs but at least I didn't get yelled at to eat more, since I already eat so much already. I also have to go in next week to have a sono of my jaw done, I have had a lump on my face for about 2 years and in the last month it has tripled in size so I have to have a sono and meet with a surgeon to have a biopsy and see if I will need surgery to have it removed, my doc wants me to have it taken care of before I leave.

Adoption Update: The adoptive parents and I found out that since we live in 2 different states, the adoptive parents would basically have to pay for the adoption twice. We weren't too happy with that so we compromised and I will be moving across the country in October to stay with the adoptive parents until I deliver. I think it will be pretty hard to be away from my family for 2 months but I will get to video chat whenever I want and we are going to plan an extended weekend trip home for Thanksgiving so I can visit. It will be pretty neat to go somewhere I have never been. They have already booked a weekend at the beach in a beach house the second weekend I will be there since I haven't been to the ocean before! I'm pretty excited about that. I am also excited that I will get to meet and get to know all of their family and friends while I am there so I will actually know who will be a part of Siena's life! (They have decided on Siena Evalynn.) Over all I really can't get over the fact that I have found a couple that have diminished all of my fears of this adoption and are on the exact same page with everything that Chris and I wanted for this child!!
Thanks for reading, sorry this was soooo long.

DrakePlusOne's picture
Joined: 06/29/09
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Wow, what an update! You are one awesome mama to take this trip away from your loved ones; to help your daughter's new family. I really think their kind and welcoming spirits say a lot, and I'm sooooo happy you were put in eachother's path! I hope everything with your lump turns out ok. Do they think it could be displaced lymph nodes?

Ghostorchid81's picture
Joined: 04/30/12
Posts: 82

Thanks! Everything feels like this is exactly what is supposed to happen!
My doctor thinks it is my lymph nodes, but she wants to make sure it is definitely not cancerous before I leave her office in October.

lby_mommyof3's picture
Joined: 11/12/07
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It sounds like you have found an amazing adoptive family! And I have to agree that you are awesome for being willing to leave your family for so long! Sounds like everything is falling into place--awesome!

I hope all is well with your jaw--def KUP! Good luck!