Friday, April 17, 2009

Our little Gummi Bear!

Today we officially graduated from Shady Grove Fertility Clinic. We went for our 8 week ultrasound and it was amazing. I cried even more this time. I was just not prepared for what I saw--in just two weeks, baby has gone from this little jelly-bean looking itty-bitty thing to a true Ennis--big head and all! I couldn't believe how much he had changed, and how so very human looking he was. The heart rate was 162, fabulous. The doctor said I was measuring about 8.5-9 weeks (yep, 8 weeks and 3 days!) and all looked great. I asked about my ovaries being swollen still (they STILL hurt, one side more than the other) and he said they weren't too bad but I did have a small cyst on my right ovary.
"Cyst?" I asked him?

"Oh, it's probably nothing," he said. "I know you had some cysts before, but it's probably nothing. It could be your corpus luteum."

"If it's not? What could it be?"
"Uh, I don't like to talk about the 'what-ifs'."

"Yeah, well, since you brought it up, how about lets?"

John told him he didn't realize who he was dealing with (it wasn't our regular doctor) and the end result was the mental note to make sure my Ob-Gyn monitors the heck out of it. At that point, the doctor seemed uneasy with my drilling him and hightailed it outta there. That's ok, because all that was left were the final parting words from Joyce the nurse.

After all the funny (though costly) jokes were made about how we were successful on the first try (STILL don't know how) and have just given dear Dr. Kipersztock a hefty little bonus for doing so, Joyce sent us off with our framed picture, some more medicine information (Vagi-pops down to once a day! Yippee!) and a referral for a maternal care specialist since I am OLD. (Okay, I remember when I was younger that 36 sounded ancient, but now that I am here, I'm getting pretty tired of people telling me that I am sooooooooo maternally old....way to give a gal a(nother) complex!)

So, now our little fishie-jelly bean looks like a little a sweet little Gummi Bear and we couldn't be more proud!


  1. GB is just adorable!!!!!!!!!!
    I get downright giddy when I see an update on the little one.

  2. See, all those people who think life doesn't start for .. well, however long they are thinking .. just don't have a CLUE!! This is real live human being in there -- complete with an Ennis head. :-) I'm so happy for you; this is so incredibly exciting. When is your due date?? HA!!! Your verification word ... I kid you not ... preegr (pregger?). HA!!

  3. That little one is just like the verification word that I got:
    cutspe = cutesie pie!

  4. Perfect! I hope that you have an appt with your regular OB office soon. Regarding the AMA (advanced matern... I won't say the whole thing! ha!) there is a test that they can do at 12 weeks where they do another ultrasound and measure the fold of skin on the back of the baby's neck. Can't think of the name of that test. But anyway they do it then at 12 week and then again a bit later and then from that are able to determine a more accurate risk of probs with baby. I hope no one will talk you into an amnio. You're really NOT that old. And doing this other ultrasound measurement would be a nice way to show there is no need to do an amnio anyway.
    Best wishes!!!