Tuesday, July 21, 2009

I'm back and everything looks great!

This is just fabulous! I get there and almost went crazy waiting for the ultrasound tech and doctor to get back there. I love how they give you 10 minutes to take your pants off and place the lovely paper sheet over your girlie parts. Hehe. Anyway, as soon as she got the baby in view, I saw the flicker. I was so happy to see it! Then she measured crown to rump and it measured right on with my ovulation-based calculation of 8 weeks, 6 days (of course, they had to put my date based on LMP, which is 8w3d, but they put both, so that's fine). It was a quick ultrasound. They pointed out the arm and leg buds. They even told me that it was the left ovary I ovulated from (yay, leftie!). I'm just so glad everything is okay! I got three pictures to take home. :)

I then met with the nurse for the medical history questioning. The nurse was super nice! We got to the part where she asked me if I'd be breast or bottle feeding (you all know my answer there), and she then asked me if I nursed my first, so I told her he was still nursing and we were working on weaning. I went into a little detail, and she told me I could be a lactation consultant because I was really knowledgeable on the subject. That made me feel happy, because my dream career (my maybe someday back to school dream) would be an RN/LC. That took about an hour, and then some, because I decided to participate in a study. They're taking 800 pregnant women from around the state of Wisconsin, 200 of them from my clinic, and they're going to take an extra swab (when they do swabs) to see if there is a link between certain bacterias and pre-term labor. I am interested anyway, since I was GBS (Group B Strep) positive with Andrew, so I had to have the antibiotics via an IV during labor. I've heard most women will test positive again, so it's just one of those freak things--really, harmless, and 25% of women have it. It was the only "complication" I really had, so no complaints here.

Then I went and did my labwork--at least this time I put the urine sample in the little door AFTER I pulled my pants up (last time, I had no clue that there were people--lab workers--on the other side of that door, and someone may or may not have gotten a free peep show. :)

Thank you for the good thoughts--glad all is well here! :)

9 comments:

Sarah said...

YAY! everything is sounding good! :-) you can breath now!

At my clinic, at 17 weeks, they seriously made me take everything off but my shoes and socks and put these robes on. SERIOUSLY! for the u/s. bra too! goodness.

Birdee said...

Yessss! I'm so happy for you!
Wow, at my U/S (all of them, even 20 weeks) I just unzipped my pants and pulled them down a bit, tucked in a towel and it was good.

Sarah R said...

Birdee: they didn't do an abdominal ultrasound. :)

nancy said...

What a compliment, eh? I love it when you get a comment like that with something you are so passionate about. Awesome.

I'm SO happy everything is good in there with your little bean. Yay! Congrats Sarah. I'm honestly thrilled for you!

Sarah said...

opps, I didnt catch onto the fact that it was one of those "fun" u/s! when I think of those u/s's all that comes to mind is did you have to self insert? I cant help but think that is weird.

Jen said...

So glad that everything went well for you today!

Sarah R said...

Thank you, everyone!!! I am so glad I had the support of all of you; I knew that however things went, you were all here for me. And thank goondess it went well! :)

rocket.queen. said...

Yay!! How exciting and relieving all at once. You would be a great LC, I think you should pursue it in the future for sure!

Rachel said...

I am so glad all is well! :)