10 weeks and a bit.

Ok now I KNOW I felt the baby moving, for sure. Before I thought maybe but then maybe it was just gas, this is not gas and I felt it alot more last night. Like light fluttering all around and then occasionally along the front wall of my uturus, like a little swimming fish would feel, almost a tickle even. I somehow just know when I feel it that it’s the wee one πŸ™‚ and that makes me happy, cause that has GOT to be a good sign of health πŸ™‚

Got my letter, my fetal assessment/ultrasound is on July 22nd, I will be 13 weeks, I am sooooo surprised that is the first time they want to see me, but ok, that’s in 2 weeks, fine. I just expected they would be all over me because of the whole Lupus Anticoagulant thing. All along they have been like oh well, there is no boarderline, (I was just over the cut off for lupus anticoagulant to be an issue) there is only yes or no and you are yes. We recommend Lovenox/Heparin for second  and third trimester as well as for 6 weeks post partum. Then at Evan’s autopsy results, when the coroner said to everyone, he saw nothing at all to lead him to believe it had anything to do with blood clotting issues, they said, well we will re-evaluate the need for Heparin this pregnancy and discuss if it’s worth taking as a preventative measure anyways. Thus I expected they would want to talk about this around 11 weeks or so, before actually crossing into the second trimester. Guess not. 
I am torn and don’t know what to do, which is why I need to sit down and discuss it with a medical proffesional who knows. My OB dosen’t know which is why she reffered me to the specialist for this stuff. If the ultrasound shows all is well growth wise and dates match, and furthur ultrasounds show the same, I am tempted to just say obviously an aspirin a day is working fine (since I had nothing with Evan, since we didn’t know the condition existed and hello, he was nearly 8lbs and 21 inches, not growth restricted) however, if it really does increase my chances of bringing home a living baby then give me the damn needles so I can shoot myself up. Anything for this child, anything……

Well I guess I just wait now, I do see my doctor on the 14th and she did think she should be able to find the heartbeat on the dopler then so i guess that will help ease my mind a little. I just need to see this baby and know it’s heart is beating, or at least hear it. I feel like I have been waiting a million years already, and the 22nd feels so far away. At least that will be done before Dave’s mom arrives on the 25th though πŸ™‚

About mommamaynard

β€œLife is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving.” β€” Albert Einstein. When it feels like your world has been shattered, and you have reached rock bottom, you must make a choice: Stay where you are and fade away, or keep moving forward. Thankfully I chose to move forward and was blessed with the two most wonderful children after the death of my first in early labor. Things are looking up.

Posted on July 9, 2009, in Uncategorized and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 10 Comments.

  1. I love the way you describe being pregnant! I never even visualized what it must feel like when a tiny few week old baby moves around in your body. That’s amazing, I can’t stop picturing it now.

  2. lucky you feeling flutter already!

    • Ya but their not consistant, just here and there some days. Nothing yet today. Seems to happen more when I am at rest at night. I also have been told by many medical proffesionals I am highly aware of my own body, more then most. Must be cause all the yoga and meditation I used to do.

  3. Oh, you sound EXACTLY like me at that stage re the heparin etc.
    I started it at 13 weeks I think. All my doctors said it wasn’t medically necessary, but they couldn’t guarantee it wouldn’t help. There apparently is a lot of ongoing research with no clear answers yet but we’ll know more in 5 years or so. I educated myself on the risks, was ok with them, and then asked the doctors to give me the drug. They were more than willing. I wanted to know that if something bad did happen this pregnancy, that I had done everything I possibly could do. I didn’t want to read some study a few years down the road and regret my choice.
    My case is different from yours, of course, and I was taking aspirin last time too which didn’t do much for me obviously.
    The needles aren’t too bad once you get used to them. About $10 a pop which can add up quick, but a good insurance plan should cover it. Mine did.
    That ultrasound feels like forever away, I know. Why does time feel SO SLOW when you’re pregnant?? Ugh.

    • Thanks for the info. Can you maybe link me some the sites you used for your research on Heparin, I can’t seem to find much in terms of pros and cons. If you used the intenetz that is.
      Do you get really bad welts and bruises from the meds? I hear that is the worst part and it stings like mad. It scares me to be honest, such a big intervention it seems to me. I just want to enjoy pregnancy sigh! Anyways. Cost is not an issue cause I have decent benefits and I can extend them til a couple months post partum if I want, or as long as I want, on my own dime of course after leaving work, but it would be cheaper I think to keep the insurance going then to pay for the drugs.

  4. I loved those little flutters/ bubbles πŸ˜€

  5. We have appointments the same day! I’m having an u/s too! I can’t wait! =D (I’m only a little excited. Can you tell?)

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