Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Good News

Yesterday, I go to see the Dr., and I am greeted with some less than wonderful news. My ultrasound to test Noah's growth last week, came back with some abnormal results for his cord blood flow. They are thinking that Noah could possibly be losing weight in utero, which is not great. They promptly scheduled another ultrasound for later that day, performed a stress test, and set me up with Dr.'s appointments twice a week for the remainder of the pregnancy. I am no longer allowed to run (okay, yes, I am still running, but it goes more like this....walk, run, walk, run, walk, run,..etc.). If worse comes to worse, they will have to induce and take him early.

Yippee, the ultrasound came back clean yesterday. The blood flow looked great. The nonstress test went well too, and we noticed that I was having contractions about every 5 minutes....lovely. Anyway, it was an interesting day, to say the least. This pregnancy has blessed me with a number of these kinds of days. The first is when they told me I had a tumor in my bladder, that was a roller coaster ride. Then, later....when I had some more complications, and they said I had a 50/50 chance of miscarrying....., had to wait a week, and then when I got to the office, they let me sit in the room for an hour, and when they did come in it took 5 minutes to find the heartbeat (STRESS!!!).

I guess I am saying, this pregnancy thing is kinda crazy. I am so glad to be having Noah, but there have been moments along this path that I could have done without. I have been so blessed to have all these interesting days cleared up, and have no ill effects from it. I know there are others who have had experiences that trump mine, 3 million times over. However, I have not really enjoyed the worrying this time around, I think my heart rate has tripled.

I am still weeks away from delivering him, but I am so excited to see him, face to face, and know how he is doing. I can hardly wait to snuggle him in my arms, to watch my kids overwhelm him, and see his dad hold him on his chest. These little moments will more than make up for all the "interesting" days we've had in the last nine months.


Jodi said...

Glad things turned out okay. I'll be thinking of you in these final weeks. Hang in there, friend!

Ponczoch Family said...

As if the last month isn't bad enough! Glad everything ended up being fine. Oh, you're crazy by the way. Running still? Well, maybe more amazing than crazy.

Clarke and Kamie said...

a little stressful, eh? I am a nervous wreck the whole 9 months. It's exhausting! Cant wait to see a picture of the new arrival!

Wen said...

Glad that everything WILL be okay. Can't wait until it's all over and the snuggling has started.

And I LOVE the new playlist. It's like it was made just for me. How about we make an "I hate being pregnant pie!"