Sunday, January 9, 2011

And in Other Belly News...

Things got a little hectic after my appointment last week. To sum up my last is fine, and along with continued monitoring, we are just going to accept that I'm not going to have a very big baby. Darn!

On Friday though I had a stomach ache come on in the afternoon. By that night I was pretty uncomfortable, but headed to bed. Around 2 am I woke up and felt like I had been punched in the side. By morning time I couldn't pick Braelynn up. I started thinking about my appendix and did a little Googling. The pain was pretty much in the location of the appendix, but I was still in denial.

I went ahead with my day, and around noon decided it would probably be best to go to the doctor. I did NOT want to be THAT pregnant lady, in the ER with gas we went to Urgent Care 1st. They immediately sent me to the ER, who let me "Pass Go" and sent me up the Triage.

After they confirmed I was NOT in labor, they ran some labs and sent me for an ultrasound. I went back to Triage and waited and waited some more. The nurse came in and said it was a good thing we came in, because I definitely needed to have my appendix out!

Ok, then I paniced. Surgery on a pregnant lady? Are you sure that's a good idea? The doctor came in and assured me that if I have to have surgery while being pregnant, now is a good time. All my organs are still in the right place, right shape, etc. Just to play it safe, they had a Labor & Delivery nurse in the OR with me ready to rock and roll if need be.

I went in for surgery at 7:30 and my family was able to see me by 10 o'clock. Luckily my parents were already half way here, visiting Ken's mom in the hospital in Casa Grande! The surgeon was able to do it Laproscopic, minimizing the scarring and whatnot.

I spent the night in the hospital and after a full day of monitoring me and the baby, I got to come home!

Pretty crazy weekend here, and I'm sure Kent is going to find the next 2 weeks even more crazy. Luckily we have some amazing friends and family bringing us dinner and helping watch Braelynn. She has yet to understand that I can't pick her up and she can't climb all over me, so I'm sure the extra play-pals will be a nice treat :)

Thank you to everyone keeping us in your prayers...we definitely felt them and know the Lord took good care of us!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Concerned to Very Concerned

This morning I had my monthly check-up and ultrasound. I went on my own thinking it would just be the usual...until the doctor walked in and announced, "I'm very concerened about your baby." (For the record, I DO appreciate blunt doctors and was not at all offeneded).

Last month when I went in the baby was measuring 2 weeks too small and then went to a specialist for more ultrasounds. The specialist wasn't too concerened as the baby is proportionatly small (as opposed to a small head, or arm, or leg, etc.). She said she would check back with me in a month just to be sure things were moving forward and not looking any worse.

Well, now the baby is measuring 3 weeks too we've moved from being concerned to being very concerned. I'm going back to the specialist in the morning for more ultrasounds and doppler testing. The elevated concern comes from the baby's growth slowing even further and not stabilizing at 2 weeks...or catching up.

So hopefully tomorrow we can get some more answers. I guess we just didn't eat enough fudge over the holidays ;)