The last two weeks have seen a very successful visit to Halifax with great news! The HD ultrasound was A-Okay! What a huge relief that was for Mike and me (and our family and friends). I’m telling you, the team they have working at The IWK Children’s Hospital in Halifax are amazing.
The doctor who performed my ultrasound was the same doctor I has 5 years ago when we were up there going through everything with Emily. He remembered us the moment he came through the door. He remembered Emily’s case as well. I was blown-away by that. He told me that he has never seen a case as severe as Emily’s nor does he ever expect to. So I guess after 5 years I now know that her life did mean something. She left her mark on the people who were fortunate enough to have met her.
Here’s a picture of our little darlin’ in the making.
He was extremely thorough when doing the ultrasound. I think he could tell we were more than anxious. He assured both Mike and I that everything was as it should be and that things couldn’t look any better. Music to our ears! I explained to him about the congenital heart defect Matthew has and he recommended that we return to Halifax for my 20-week ultrasound, which suits me just fine. I’d much rather everything be handled from the same location with the same doctor anyway. There’s less chance of something being missed that way.
I’m feeling pretty good for the most part. I get tired really easily and some days I really have to push myself to get things done. The nausea is gone and I’ll eat anything that’s within arm’s reach. I am definitely putting on weight. 7 ½ pounds to be exact. I almost had a stroke when I got on the scale and my OB weighed me. Pre pregnancy weight was 120, 13 weeks pregnant weight was 127 ½. Yikes! Oh well, it’s all good! The doctor was also able to get a good strong heartbeat with the Doppler. I was glad Mike was there to be able to hear it as well. He thought I was measuring bigger than my dates, but suspected it could be because I am so “slight” that he can feel things easier. He’ll have a better idea on our next visit.
That’s really about it for now. Nothing exciting, I know, but that’s not always a bad thing…lol. I’ll get Mike to do another picture as soon as he gets home.
Me at 14 weeks 2 days