Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Sigh of Relief...Everything is Fine....

I just got out of my Doctor's appointment and all is well. I had this bright idea when I got up this morning that I wanted the baby to be awake during the ultrasound, so I drank some Coke. Well...apparently a little coke to me was a LOT of coke to baby. He/She would not stay still! I didn't think the tech was going to be able to get the proper measurements for the NT test. It was so cute and funny to see him/her bouncing around... I feel so much better.

The baby's heartrate was 158, lower than last ultrasound. We have a 1 in 5825 chances of having Down's Syndrome. Dr. Wonderul assured me that anything over 1 in 300 is considered good. I have to wait for 7-10 days for all the results. My doc's office will only call if there is a problem, so let's all hope that my phone doesn't ring anytime soon...I have only gained 2 lbs, but I can't fit into any of my pants. Getting them up is okay...getting them buttoned is impossible!

Asked Dr. R about my migraines and was once again reassured that Tylenol is perfectly safe for me to take. He did say that if I continued to be anxious about taking it, to take phenegen instead. Phenegen is actually safer to take than Tylenol, according to Dr. R. It would provide me the same relief during those horrible headaches. I will try that next!

The fostering meeting went fine last night. Our agency was very supportive of the fact that we want to wait until after delivery to host a child. What a relief!

Thank you all for your prayers and support over the past 24 hrs. I am so nervous about doctor appointments--with good reason. I really appreciate all of you helping to calm my nerves.

12 comments:

Janna said...

Too funny about the coke!! So happy to know that everything is okay with baby!

Bryant Family said...

Yea! I'm so glad everything is fine. At 13 weeks I had only gained a couple of pounds as well, but my pants wouldn't button either. I bought a bella band, it held me over until almost 20 weeks. God bless!

Mel said...

Congratulations for the WONDERFUL news from your NT!! They were able to tell you some stuff on the spot? I am getting mine done Friday, so I hope the same applies. That is very cool.
None of my pants fit either, it's so sad!!!
*hugs*

Joy said...

Now I can't wait to hear an update on baby's gender!!! Feel better soon!

Searching said...

I'm glad things are looking up! Great news on the NT and the fostering too. :)

I take phenergan sometimes. When I go to urgent care for my migraines they shoot me up with a demerol/phenergan mix. It is supposed to help with the nausea/vomiting and in combination with pain meds to help increase the relief. I hope it helps you. Just an FYI, it can make you really sleepy. If you do take it, try it out over the weekend when you don't have to drive to see how it affects you.

Amanda said...

I'm glad that the appointment went so well!

I had a yoo-hoo on the way to one of my ultrasounds...talk about active babies! Haha!

I Believe in Miracles said...

What wonderful news!! What an answer to prayers. Hallelujah!!

**BIG HUGS**

Mindy said...

I am so glad to hear that everything is going well!
The coke thing is funny....
I am being monitored weekly -- Non stress tests and (now) having weekly ultrasounds to check the amniotic fluid. I try and get some sweet tea before I go to get this baby moving.
THe first time we did the NST it took two hours because this little boy sleeps during the day and moves all night -- and he wasn't moving for the test -- and apparently that is necessary so they told me to go drink something sweet and come back.
Try the tea next time. =)
blessings!

Kristen said...

I'm so glad the doc appt went well! That's so exciting!

Alex and Jill said...

So happy to hear everything went well!

My sis-in-law gets migraines and takes phinigrin for them, says it works perfectly! Hope it does the same for you.

Sounds like you have a good excuse to go shopping! :)

*HUGS*

Bonnie said...

I'm so glad everything is looking good, and the baby was so active!

Alex and Jill said...

How ya doing, girl? Just stopping by to check on you!

((HUGS))