Had another u/s today with my RE. It went well. He had no idea I had a subchorionic bleed since he was out on vacation and I have been more in contact with my OB now. So that was interesting. But he gave me the most info so far. He measured the bleed and said it was only 1/4 the size of the baby and will likely clear up by 12 weeks (though I could bleed again), which is good news. He also said that at this point in the pregnancy I have only about .5% chance of miscarrying. More good news.
Next we checked out baby and everything looked good. Bub was moving around and looked good. We set up the NT scan for less than 2 weeks from now, which was super exciting and they are no longer drawing bloodwork for hCG or any other pregnancy related hormone. There is some level disconnect between Dr. H’s opinion and Dr. C’s opinion on med. They both want me on progesterone indefinitely (Dr. H said up to 12 weeks should be fine) but he told me to stop my estradiol pills and coninue my patch until 12 weeks. Dr. C wants me on all my meds until 16 weeks. They both agree that the progesterone will help baby to grow and push the SCH out. Also, stopping the lack of progesterone may cause the uterus to cramp and irritate it more, thus causing more bleeding. Yay.
So I will double check everything with my OB on Monday morning.
We also got some of my billing set up and cleared away. And established that I will be on bed rest for another 2 weeks until my NT scan. 😦
This worries me because my kids are going to begin falling behind. I’m going to have to write very detailed lesson plans and both of my normal subs are not avaliable next week. I need to make some phone calls. *sigh* I have deadlines to make and artwork to create. I know it will all work out but right now its stressing me out.
Add it to the list!!
Anyway, this visit was a nice change. I wore actual clothes, instead of sweat pants, and attempted some makeup. It was a nice evening out. Haha scary when a doctors visit is something to look forward to like that. But my appointments always last so long since I know everyone and they all check on me. Such amazing, sweet people!
In other news, we have finally decided to buckle down and commit to some names. People have started asking if we have names picked out. We decided to start telling people that we do have names but haven’t decided yet, even if we have. I have found that if you share a name you like, people are quick to give their not so nice opinion on how bad your choice is. That can easily ruin a name for anyone! So we will keep it under wraps until we have picked. Not much someone can say when you have already picked the name, then its just rude! Hehe 😉
Names are hard, though!!! We have 2 girls names that really “speak” to both of us, but no boy names. I just finished Names To Live By, and 100,000 Baby Names. I actually read through both since I have so much time on my hands. Lol
Tonight we will spend some more time looking and discussing. We just can’t agree on anything. We will see. Hopefully one of these names on my ever growing boys list will speak to us!
I guess that is it for now. I just finished Private Practice, watching one of the characters begin IVF. They made her a crazy hormonal mess on the meds! Lol
Hello, couch! Just you and me tonight! I wonder who will come to babysit us next week? 🙂