Ah, how I missed the roller coaster ride of hormones that comes with pregnancy. Yesterday I couldn't have been more excited, yet today I'm a ball of stress on the verge of tears. Where are we going to get the extra money for another mouth to feed? How am I going to keep working at the veterinary hospital where chemo and x-rays are a part of my daily routine? How will I deal with a 15 month old and a newborn at the same time?
So I took a test last week the day my period was due and it was negative...I held out for a week and retested. Drumroll! The two pink lines appeared and catapulted us into panic mode. We have an almost-6 month old, we just moved from Connecticut to Florida, our family lives three thousand miles away and only one of us is working at the moment. After the initial shock, we started to think rationally about how in the world we're going to do this.
Dear Ms. Ultrasound,
Hello, I would appreciate your advice, I had a 17 week ultrasound to have an amniocentesis done but the doctor couldn't do it as he said the "membranes had not fused yet" he did not explain anything.
Is this unusually late for them to fuse? i.e. I wondered if this could indicate a problem. I don't know how common this is. Thank you
Dear Ms. Ultrasound,
I went for my first prenatal appointment at 6w3d, based on LMP. The MD could not see as sac transvaginally, but did find one transabdominally, however there was no presence of a fetal pole or yolk sac. The doctor did not do any measurements, nor did she take a blood draw. A diagnosis of a blighted ovum was given and a referral for a D and C.
I understand that this is likely not a viable pregnancy, but what would cause a sac to be seen abdominally and not vaginally? I thought it would be the opposite at this early a stage?
So my first pregnancy was when i was 15 years old and it was during my sophomore year of high school. not really my fault or anything, just put myself in a bad situation but hey couldn't change the past. but i found out my child was gonna be a boy and i was happy. when i was 16 i had him. he was due may 1st but he came 2 wks and 4 days early. it was apr. 13th 2007. he was 7lbs 6 oz and 20.5 in. long. i named him trentyn xavier. his labor/delivery was really easy, only about 5 and a half hours long and with no pain meds and vaginal, with an episiotomy. i gained about 45 pounds with it.
I went in for my 24 week check up last week and when my ob/gyn measured my tummy it measured in at 29 weeks. This is my second pregancy and my first pregnancy was naturally conceived faternal twins. I have had five ultrasounds and they all show one baby at normal size, but it has been feeling like twins since my fourth month. However, I've never been pregnant with just one so I don't know if what I am feeling is normal for one.
It's very rare to hear a man talk about how he bonded with his baby whilst it was still in the womb. For that matter I think the majority of men don't feel a strong bond with their baby for several weeks or even months. Why is this the case? What can we do about it?
So my first apointment is on thursday. It is with a doctor that I have never met, and i am very nervous. I don't know if I will be staying with this doctor... but maybe he can at least start the ball rolling towards me getting to the doctor I need.