Thursday, September 17, 2009

Little Miss Sunshine

Well, Little Miss Sunshine is doing very well. We had another ultrasound today to check on baby's brain development and things are on track... phew. I swear these appointments knock the wind out of me. I go in trying to stay positive and convince myself that everything will be fine. That what happened with our sweet Nicholas was random. I spend the entire time on that table, belly lubed up, holding my breath and desperately trying to "read" the technician's face for any sign "good or bad".

It certainly doesn't help when the whole process at the hospital is completely unorganized. First of all they didn't have my paperwork ready, then, after waiting for 30 minutes the tech tells me I should have gone to some clinic (in the hospital) to pick up my paperwork. So, I go up there.... and of course it's on the maternity ward (memories upon memories), infants screaming all over the place. I pick up my paperwork, go back down to the tech. who looks at the paperwork strangely. EPL was listed on my order. Early Pregnancy Loss. My first thought, of course, goes back to Nicholas. And my first instinct was to jump off that table, high tale it back up to the clinic and throttle the person who decided that my 35 week old baby was an Early Pregnancy Loss. I am not, in any way, undermining the fact that ANY loss is a loss, early or not, but really???? Ends up my brain was on overdrive and they were referring to this pregnancy. No better, really, but at least I can tell myself that my file was mixed up or something.

From there, the appointment got better. The technician got friendlier and much more sympathetic (it's really too bad that it takes me telling her about my son who passed away for her to perk up, but whatever). Baby looks great. Still a "sandwich" by the way. My mom actually came to the scan with me today so she had a chance to see the baby on the screen after the exam. A touching moment after all we have been through.

From there I was sent back up to the clinic to get the results. Waited another 30 minutes for them to tell me that things look good. My placenta is a little low so they want to watch that - but, hey, if that's all I have to worry about right now, I'll take it.

Overall, a tiring, mixed up morning of activity, but certainly well worth it in the end.

Thank you for your help, Nicholas. Mommy loves you so much. xo


Hope's Mama said...

I hate that we have to mention our dead children in order for people to be nice to us at the hospital. Happens to us all the time.
Glad she's doing so well, Lea.

Inanna said...

"it's really too bad that it takes me telling her about my son who passed away for her to perk up, but whatever"

Feh! Techs... they're something else!

But I'm glad all looks good and she's still a little she! :)

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Sounds like everything is on track. Great news. God Bless.

Malory said...

So happy for you & your family!

Bree said...

I've had to explain my situation to people a number of times just to get nurses/doctors to treat me kindly too.

So good to hear that baby is doing well!

xoxo, Lea!


Tina said...

Glad to hear she is doing well. Keep it up little one!! xx

margaret said...

Lea I am holding my breath for you here in BC waiting for that sweet perfect baby to be born in perfect health! She's got her brother looking out for her after all, her own guardian angel. And yes, I'm saying her...LOL. You need a little pink in your life. Hugging you!!!

Jesse, James and Lindsey's mom said...

Oh!! Big HUGS!!! I am so glad things are going well! I can not relate with another pregancy but can with having my son checked out for issues that caused my daughter's death. Every time he gets a headache I get "jumpy" on the inside. It is getting better but it is hard. I will send prayers to our angels to watch over your newest one. Oh we are "expecting" as well but our son is 6 and waiting for us to travel to China to pick him up. :)

Unknown said...

Yeah, the hospital could've been a little more organized it seems. I don't like it when people have long waits for their appts. I am glad to hear that all is going well!!

Amy said...

Glad the little one had a good check up.

Jen said...

Glad to see that you and baby girl had a good appointment :)

Carly said...

Lea, So glad that everything looked good. The hospitals will drive ya nuts! You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Bluebird said...

I'm sorry for you, but this post might have given me the courage I need. . . At my MFM's, everyone is great. I get the impression that every single person has either read my chart or knows my history. But this u/s tech last time just kept going on and on, like she was just relishing telling some first-timers how things work around there, bring a tape to the 20 week scan, etc. I just smiled what I'm sure wasn't a very sincere smile and ignore her :) But I sooooo badly wanted to just chime in, "Yes, we remember. It was less than a year ago that we went through all this with our twins!" *Sigh*

So sorry for making this all about me!

And mostly - so glad to hear that things are going well with you and Little Miss Sunshine. Too precious.

Fireflyforever said...

I am really pleased that things seem to be progressing well with Little Miss Sunshine.

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