March for Babies

Wednesday, October 26, 2005

We Are Godless

In more ways than one, but specifically we have been released from the supervision of the Fertility God and are now back in the hands of my GYN who is now my OB. 
 
Light Blue is measuring 18.8mm.  Do you know how small that is?  It boggles the mind, and also brings up the question of why are my pants fitting tighter when the babe is so tiny? Did I mention that T is calling me "Fatty" now? This is a name previously reserved for the dog. Thanks Honey!  Don't make me sit on you!!!!
 
Prometrium for another two weeks.  Metformin for another 8-10 weeks or so.
 
The u/s was much more interesting this time.  There are definite shapes to look at.  The head was clearly discernible from the feet and we saw the umbilical cord running to the placenta.  These pictures will have to last a while as my OB's office doesn't have their own u/s machine.  The GOOD thing is though, that she has her own practice so there will be only one doctor for all the prenatal appointments and she will be the one at delivery.  I like this much better than the idea of a group practice.
 
The FG said when we are ready for #2 (I know, it feels premature to talk about already, but being our last appointment with him, we sort of had to discuss it.) we should call the office and they will set us up with another Letrozole/IUI since that seemed to work well for us.  No trying for a year first, no Clomid, just call the office and schedule the IUI and we'll get the Rx for the drugs. Wham Bam thank you Fertility God. That takes a bit of a load off of my mind.  The bad news is, I cannot breastfeed and take the fertility drugs at the same time.  (Look at me talking like a mother, how strange is that?)
 
Two to four weeks until I see the OB depending on their schedule.
 
In other news, also good is...I GOT MY CAR BACK!!!!!! WHOOOO HOOOOO!!!!!!! Have I ever mentioned I love my car?  Well I do.  Now I just have to fight with the rental car company who seems to think that I owe them $150 when the body shop said they would pick up the tab.  I don't even care, I have my own car so life is good.

Edited to add: I almost forgot, the FG mentioned almost in passing that my problem seemed to be PCOS. The PCOS is something that I have been trying to get diagnosed for years, literally since college. I now know I have the triple threat, Endo + PCOS + Hashimoto's Thyroiditis.
 

6 comments:

VHMPrincess said...

so glad the u/s went well!!!!

Lala said...

How often will they be testing your thyroid? Mine just shot down into the "works even less" range and I'm thinking that every two months sounds good.

Em said...

The whole PCO/PCOS thing is very confusing. I am PCO. Glad things are going well for you.

April said...

Glad that the u/s went so swimmingly & that you have the car back

Jen P said...

Fantastic news Blue!! I was hoping you'd get a few shots to put up here but I suppoooooose we can twidle our thumbs and wait.

As for fertility drugs and breastfeeding (not that I am 'planning' anything) most babies start to self-wean (or so I'm told) around 12 or 13 months when people food becomes so much more fun and it'd be at that point one could 'safely' assume their body was back to 'normal' (if there ever is normal) and ahem, fertility processes could be reactivated.

And this is going to be total assvice, I know that and I therefore apologize in advance, but the thing I regret foremost about my pregnancy was the doubt I cast over it. Yes, it was scary and yes we did have scary moments, but I didn't take all the good into account.

So please, please, please don't doubt this pregnancy too much, don't give in to the fear. I look back and realize so much of my pregnancy was good and so much of my flawed birth was because I couldn't let go of this nagging fear. I now realize that if I had embraced the fear and not fought it and just let it go that I might have opened up to the idea of giving birth and allowed my body to go into labour the 12 times it started. I would have enjoyed those kicks so much more than trying to make sure I got my 10 kicks in by 4pm each day.

It's something I regret so much and it's something I want you to be spared from.

You and T are going to be brilliant parents, your pregnancy will be an incredible journey and I want so much for it to be a really beautiful thing.

Take care and lots of love to you and a Light Blue.

Thalia said...

Very glad to hear the good news about light blue. Congratulations, you are pregnant!