Wednesday, November 28, 2007

6wks 2d Sono and Jack's first haircut.

120bpm was the heart rate of the ONLY baby in there!

Right now I'm at what they call the "diamond ring" stage b/c the yolk sac and baby look just like a diamond ring. I haven't had time to scan the pics b/c right after I got home, we took Jack for his first haircut. He didn't care for it much but I got some cute pics and he looks so handsome. When I get the pics scanned and d/l'd - I'll be sure to share.

ETA: I also have a really large cyst on my right ovary (the one I ovulated from), it's like 4+ cm and she said that my dr might want me to come back for another sono to make sure that's resolved, she said it's pretty big yet no reason for concern either.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Biopsy results.

I just got my biopsy results like 10-15mins ago (it's 6:45pm here, isn't that late?).

Anyhow, it was nothing to worry about it was a lactating adenoma (Adenoma: A benign tumor that arises in or resembles glandular tissue).

Thursday, November 15, 2007

48hrs later - bloodwork

At 14dpo my progesterone was 29.3 (they want it to be 11-40) and at:

14dpo hCG = 270

16dpo hCG = 666

They want to see it double every 48hrs so it's looking good.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Biopsy today.

Today is my biopsy. I have to be there at 10:15est. I'm not even really scared or nervous since it's just a needle biopsy. They'll numb it and use an ultrasound machine to be sure the needle goes into the lump and then they will take 2-3 samples removing most of it just doing that. I have no idea when I'll get the results back but so far my Nov has been much better than my Oct so I'm crossing my fingers for good news.

I went in not at all stressed or worried. I mean how bad can a needle biopsy be right? Well let me tell you, ignorance is bliss.

With that said, it still wasn't bad and I would do it again without fear. I won't get into all the details but I basically had mini outpatient surgery where they just gave me a local. I'm a little sore and he said that there would be some bruising but I can still breastfeed without a problem.

I can't not get the dressing wet for 48hrs so no showers for that long. And they will call me next week with the results.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Bloodwork (pg?)

I went in yesterday for a blood test since I've had a few m/c's in the past and I got the results back today. I go back tomorrow and those will be the tell tell results since my hCG should at least double every 48hrs for a viable pregnancy.

Anyhow, the blood was drawn on 14dpo and I also had blood drawn at 14dpo with Jack as well. With Jack my hCG was 511 at 14dpo and at 12dpo it was 162 with my progesterone at 26.3 (they want it between 11 - 40).

This one at 14dpo the hCG was 270 and the progesterone was 29.3.

So it all looks great... for now. I just gotta pray that it doubles to ease my mind! When I go tomorrow we will also make an appt for an early sono. so I can see that little flickering heartbeat.

Saturday, November 3, 2007

Abdominal sono update

I've been so busy lately that I forgot to update everyone on my abdominal sonogram.

I got the results about a week ago. They were specifically looking at my liver and that came back normal. However, they measure everything and they found that my spleen is enlarged. Not what I was expecting to hear... but they said that's not so enlarged that they are concerned. It's 12cm and they said that when they talk about someone having an enlarged spleen they are talking of one that measures 20cm+. He did say that it could explain the elevated bilirubin (bilirubin is the waste material that red blood cell leave behind when they die) since that's where the red blood cells die.

So that's it in a nutshell. We will be keeping an eye on things but right now he's not too concerned.