Yesterday, I hit the 2nd trimester!! I never truly imagined reaching that milestone. What a miracle. I also had my appointment with the MFM (Maternal Fetal Medicine) specialist and my NT scan! I was feeling nervous, but excited. Prior to every ultrasound, I worry that spot’s heart might have stopped beating or something bad might have happened since the last check. I wish I didn’t think of things like that, but I do sometimes. Not constantly or anything, but it pops in my head. I had some added anxiety, because one of my worries was that there would be an abnormality on my NT scan. I was very hyper that whole day.
I had nothing to worry about though, thankfully! They were not able to discuss the details or full results yet, but they were able to tell me that nothing abnormal was seen on the scan! Thank you, God! I had some labs done, too. I almost opted not to get them, because I know there can be false positives. I figure we can deal with that if it arises. I feel pretty confident now that everything will be fine. Not that an abnormality would change how I feel about my baby, but I would want to know what’s going on. It is something that Andy and I wanted to check, so we went ahead with it. The lab results will be back in about a week, and we will discuss all the results, including the ultrasound, at that time.
The ultrasound was amazing!! It lasted about 30 minutes, so the tech could examine and measure every nook and cranny. I loved looking at spot for so long and getting to see so much detail and anatomy. Spot was being ornery and giving her a hard time, lol. It was funny – she wanted to get a good profile pic and measure the nuchal fold around the neck, but spot kept looking straight ahead at us! Like “hi” mommy and daddy! LOL! She got all the data she needed though. We tried to take a peak at the gender, but spot was curling up his/her legs, so we couldn’t tell. I don’t mind, it’s still early & I’m just so relieved that my baby is healthy!! I didn’t really expect to see anything yet, anyway.
Look how cute – omg!! The 3D part was the best! I’m soooo in love…….
I have to say that the entire staff there was SO NICE, caring, and professional. Big difference from my OB’s office. I love that this clinic is in the hospital where I would deliver, too. Everyone was very friendly, thorough, and explained what was going on with each part of the visit. They actually listened to me, answered questions, and didn’t make me feel rushed. It was a great appointment! They also mentioned that they have followed patients of Dr. Kwak-Kim’s before, and would likely follow me too! I hope so! We will talk more in about a week.
The only “blip” was that my blood pressure was slightly elevated. I’m not too happy about that, but I’m not worried. I think part of it was that I was so hyped up and anxious all day. They said we would keep an eye on it. They did check my urine for protein or whatever, and it was fine.
I have a regular OB check up tomorrow. Not really sure what that will entail. I have a few questions for her about what would happen if the specialist follows me, how often do I actually need appointments, and when can we find out the gender. I need to let her know how her staff has been acting during my last few visits. I’ll have to schedule my upcoming weekly ultrasounds tomorrow, as well. I need some more labs done, too because Dr. Kwak-Kim is changing the frequency of some of them. She wants my thyroid tested every 2 weeks now, so something must not have looked quite right with it. I wish my body would stay in line. It kinda freaks me out how things suddenly change, but thankfully they are staying on top of everything.
I’m feeling good! Not much has changed since my weekly update last week as far as symptoms, cravings, etc. I am happy, excited, and ready for what’s to come! I’m working on the gender reveal party ideas. 🙂 Other than that, I’m just kinda sad and worried about my Grandma. She’s in the hospital and dealing with a variety of issues all of a sudden. It’s scary. 😦 I hope you will keep her in your thoughts and/or prayers, please. I would really appreciate it. ❤