Monday, March 22, 2010

Everything is okay for now...

I called my OB office first thing this morning and explained my situation. They immediately suggested I come in and see the Dr. who was on-call, Dr. G. I've seen Dr. G only once before, and he seems to be fantastic, although he wasn't Dr. Wonderful. As I am waiting in the patient room, I can feel my heart beginning to race. I did what I think were some deep breathing exercises (I'm not really sure) to calm my nerves. Suddenly, the door opens and in walks Dr. Wonderful. I began to cry tears of joy. I adore him! I feel completely comfortable with him, and I love that he is a what-you-see-is-what-you-get sort of Dr. While I'm explaining to him what is going on, I'm trying to hold it together...he came over and gave me a hug. See why he's called Dr. Wonderful?

He did an internal exam and said everything appeared to be okay. He explained to me for the thousandth time that I am still *high risk* and I can't expect to go through this pregnancy complication-free. He did see a little bit of blood, but feels that it is from the prometrium irritating my cervix.

For peace of mind, he ordered an Ultrasound, but took the time to tell me that he highly anticipated that we would not be able to see a heartbeat. He just wanted to make sure he saw a sack. We did, and he was right, it was too early to see a heartbeat. But he saw two images in the sack, which "may" mean I am carrying identical twins...it's still too early to tell if they both will become embryos...

Wow! Excuse me? Did you just say I "may" be having twins? Yes, twins. "May" being the key word.

After the ultrasound he read the pictures and said that it all looked good. For me to go home and stop worrying. He suggested bringing me back in 2 weeks for another look at the baby/babies--we should definitely see a heartbeat at this time and be able to exclusively determine if there are one or two. So, now we wait until April 15 (I actually have to wait 3 weeks due to scheduling issues) to see the little heart beat(s).

Thank you all for your words of encouragement and your prayers. I am truly thankful for all of you.

10 comments:

uncomplicateme said...

TWO?! That made me smile. :) Praying for you and your baby/babies! Hope the next 3 weeks settle down a bit for you. xo

Mindy said...

OH Elaine! I just read these last two posts. I'm praying for you and the baby/babies!!!!!

KateandCodyWhite said...

Twins maybe oh my goodness! Seriously pregnant lady reading a blog of another pregnant lady with good news... can you feel the happiness coming on your page :) I am so excited for you! So just wondering if your on Facebook? I have been behind on my blogging lately my email is Katewhite1632@yahoo.com

Jen said...

OMG, OMG, OMG!!! I just happened to start reading your blog tonight....haven't been on it in a while!!! I hope you are doing okay and if it wasn't so late, I would call you but I'm scared to now because it's 11!! We love you! Call me as soon as you can! :)

Amanda said...

O.M.G. Wow! I'm so relieved for you that everything is good. I guess I need to double up on those prayers!

Especially praying for peace for you until your next ultrasound.

Mrz. Hannah Myhre said...

SO glad everything is ok!! And WOW!! Maybe 2!? I will be praying for you and your baby/babies!!!

Hugs,
Hannah

Charnè said...

o my word!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! what awesome awesome news.. twins! wow! praying and hoping that the 15 april brings more good news and that even though you a high risk pregannacy that everything will be perfect for the next 9 months
xxx

Janna said...

HOLY COW!!! Keeping you in my prayers!!! Hoping and praying everything is okay with the baby/babies!!!

Joannah said...

Elaine, this is good news! I hope you can put your feet up and ease through your first trimester.

Jen said...

Oh my word, Elaine! Congratulations on the pregnancy--however many babies are in there! We'll be praying!