31 March 2010


So on monday afternoon I had a renal ultrasound,
and yes, there appear to be stones in both sides. Yay. But no current obstructions. A visit with a specialist scheduled for tomorrow morning. This guy is an interventionist, I am not. We shall see.

But while we were there getting ultrasounded, we asked if we could see our little one since we were freaking out, and the tech just simply did! And she printed us some pictures.
Our first successful pants-on, wandless ultrasound resulting in an image of a live fetus. Holy moly. Umbilical cord. Placenta. Baby. Heartbeat.
We both cried. And I offered to kiss the tech.

So as we move towards Monday's OB appointment, I feel really good that inthismoment all is well. It is starting to feel a little more real. Fabulous persistent insane exhaustion. Barfyfeeling icky evenings. All very reassuring.
And, an umbilical cord. Magical.


K said...

So sorry for what you've had to go through :((((

But so happy to hear that the baby is well!


irrationalexuberance said...

Seeing the baby has to be the best outcome from a really crappy experience that I can imagine.
That is awesome. Truly.

sprogblogger said...

Hurrah for compassionate US techs! Sorry about the stones, and hoping you don't need to go through any procedures you don't want (but really glad you're seeing the specialist. I worry, you know!)

Baby. You're growing a baby.

It just doesn't get much cooler than this, eh?

IVF 40+ said...

sorry about the stones but how lovely to see your little one.

jill said...

Yay! So happy the tech gave you a peek! I hope the stones don't cause any more issues...

It is what it is said...

So happy you can breathe in relief of seeing your little one.

I hope you'll indulge us and scan and post the u/s image :)

Good luck with the doc and I hope there is a treatment course that works for you.

Anonymous said...

a horrible reason to have to be at an u/s appt in the first place, but so so so happy that the tech was willing to put your hearts and minds at ease by showing you your baby!! plancenta, umbilical cord, heartbeat and all........fabulous news. so happy for you!

Michele said...

I'm so glad you got to see the little one!!!

Pundelina said...

That's so cool Kate!!! I'm so pleased to hear that there was something nice that came from the horrible stones. (I hope there's none over 1cm in there you poor dear. Are they thinking of a stent?)

Yay for healthy baby news!

Baby Smiling In Back Seat said...

Hooray for the sneak peek!

Good luck with the specialist.

Nic said...

Magical! I am so pleased little one is doing well and a cord!!
I'm sorry about the stones. Hope the pain is manageable.
Take care.

Grade A said...

It's beginning to look a lot like...a BABY!!
I'm so thrilled for y'all!!!!!!!!!

K said...

It's sort of bittersweet that you had to have a renal ultrasound to get to see the baby! But I'm sure it was worth it! Awesome for you. Those kidney stones will suck, but you'll pass them and move on. Keep the pain meds handy - you'll need them.

IF Optimist, then... said...

So glad the ultrasound tech was able to let you see the wee one. :-) Hoping and praying that the danged stones can be easily managed with as little problems and pain to you as possible. Looking forward to more fab news on Monday.