Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Meanwhile, if you travel a few inches to the left, there is what is possibly a second gestational sac in my ovary. They aren't totally sure what it is yet and will be closely monitoring the situation. My next ultrasound is Monday afternoon.
The chances of a heterotopic pregnancy (one in the uterus, one elsewhere) is 1 in 30,000, but my doctor says they are going to treat me as though I'm that one.
Prayer requests: 1. That whatever is currently in my ovary will not cause a problem and not require surgery. 2. That the little bit of hemorraging that showed up on the ultrasound will not be a problem.
I feel so blessed for all the prayers on my behalf and that of the baby's. Thank you.
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
I'll post more news when I get it...
Monday, February 23, 2009
The really fantastic news is that they were able to see the gestational sac right where it is supposed to be. The "iffy" news is that they weren't able to see the baby "pole" yet.
SOOO, they are running more tests to find out whether things are right on schedule and typical or if there is a problem. I had a blood test today and will be getting blood tests Wednesday, Friday, and next Tuesday. Then, I go in for another ultrasound and consultation next Thursday, 3/5.
Due to some spotting and discomfort, I'm supposed to keep my activity level low until then. Fine by me! :)
As difficult as my first ectopic pregnancy was, it was a blessing in disguise. The doctors are taking this pregnancy very seriously and doing all they can to rule out any problems. I highly doubt that I would be getting this much attention and care without the previous complications.
Thank you again for your prayers.
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Their first play date at our house.
A good-bye hug.
Rollerskating last year.
Here they are a year ago playing at the Everett Mall before a special trip to "Dig It".
This was at the park sometime last year.
Here they are making Valentine candies together on February 11th.
Saturday, February 14, 2009
We are so excited that God is bringing a new member into our family. We feel so overwhelmed with gratefulness for His latest blessing to us! He has answered our prayers and it is hard to contain our joy!
My (Marsha) health may present some difficulty. The first hurdle is on February 23rd when I go in for an ultrasound to rule out an ectopic. As some of you may know, I had a previous ectopic before Emmett. My high blood pressure (which was a big problem during my pregnancy with Emmett), Thyroid auto-immune disease, and "advanced maternal age" (as the doctors put it), are the other main concerns.
Your prayers are very much appreciated.