24 August 2010

all good news

A very quick happy update to say--cervix is long and closed, 4cm.... placenta is totally out of the way now (4 cm away from cervix), cord insertion is mid placenta, NO VESSELS across the internal os, and the only ones nearby are not cord vessels--


NO PLACENTA PREVIA (not even marginal)
most importantly:


Yes, I am going for a second opinion to a maternal fetal medicine specialist whom I already know and trust. They gave me a referral and I am waiting for the call with the appointment time.

But as of this moment, after this most amazing ultrasound appointment (it turns out she is one of the top US experts in the country, which I absolutely believe-- 45 minute exam, internal, external, careful, thorough, with doppler etc.)-- I now find myself (quite surprisingly) in the vaginal birth at term category.

Baby is 3 lbs 10 oz (holy crap)
I am up 24 lbs (all belly, breasts, and upper thighs in a 95/4/1 percent ratio)
I am stunned, dizzy, dazzled, exhausted, relieved is not a big enough word, I want to cry, to sleep, to lie on the sofa and spend the next 6 hours feeling the baby move.

The baby is head down, head right tucked in as it should be to get ready for the big reveal...(now I know what is where, I know what I thought was a knee is a butt)---

Holy crap people, what a wild ride THIS is.
I want to run around in circles, laugh, cry, jump up and down (ok, in reality only two of those four are actually options).

In this moment, it's all good.


Jem said...

I love good news! What a huge sigh of relief you must be experiencing! What? All is normal? For us IF'ers it's always a surprise! Enjoy doing the bump with your baby!

Sarah said...

I am so happy for you and D that I feel as if I am floating. I am so sorry that the big scary stuff had to be part of your experience at all.

Wildwords said...

Ah Kate! So happy and relieved for you.

karen alonge said...

fabulous news!

Circus Princess said...

Wonderful news! I can run in circles and jump up and down for you :)

sprogblogger said...

WOOOHOOOOOOO!!!!!! Wonderful, fantastic, marvelous, glorious, frabjous news!!!

Oh you've made my day - you and your miracle-workin' uterus!

So relieved, so happy, so terrifically pleased!


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irrationalexuberance said...

Oh that's fabulous! Congrats on everything being where it should be!!

babyinterrupted said...

YAY!!!! So glad to hear all the good news!

Joannah said...

It's all good! I'm glad you did what you needed to. Now you've got great peace of mind.


What IF? said...

What a huge relief. I'm so happy for you about all the good news and hope the 2nd opinion concurs. Your baby is as big now as mine were at birth!

Grade A said...

I am sooooo happy for you!!!! Hoooray!

Elizabeth said...

Yay, yay, a million times yay! So, so happy to hear this news. Congratulations! With love,

Kate said...

What absolutely fantastic news. Could not be happier for you!

Anonymous said...

Awesome fabulous absolutely breath-taking news!!!! Perfect all around!!!


Nic said...

That is great news! I am so pleased!! I hope that all remains well.
Nic x

IF Optimist, then... said...

Sooooooooo incredibly happy to hear your fabulous news. I'm excited and loking forward to more great news in the weeks to come. I've stolen a few moments to read via my phone, the babies are noisy critters who chitter and giggle in their sleep. I know you'll love experiencing those sounds. Knowing this all awaits you in a few more weeks gives my heart great joy. Big love sending to you on the wind.

Emily Erin said...

Wahoo! So very happy to hear this incredibly good news! Go Kate's uterus, go baby, grow strong!

K said...

so very very happy for you and your good news.