Friday, August 27, 2010

3rd ultrasound update: 8 1/2 weeks

So today I had my 3rd ultrasound with the maternal fetal medicine specialist.  This time as the sonographer was doing the ultrasound, Dr. G came in during the ultrasound to take a closer look. 

Let's start with the good news!  Baby Holmes is growing just perfectly in my womb and looks great!!!  I was so thankful to again have a live baby with the heartbeat ticking away at 178bpm (high, don't you think??).  I asked Dr. G about the "low fluid around the baby" that he had commented on at the last visit and he miscommunicated with me....there had never been low amniotic fluid....he had been talking about fluid elsewhere.  So that is also a huge relief, because last night I googl.ed "low amniotoic fluid in first trimester" and it was NOT good news....thus I was completely fearful of what the ultrasound findings regarding Baby Holmes would be today.  Needless worrying!  Thank you God that this little baby is growing just right!!!  Our daily prayers are being answered!!!



So Dr. G and the sonographer are looking out at my left ovary again and really spent alot of time analyzing what was going on.  In the end, it looks like I have a 5cm "cyst" or "tumor" on my left ovary.  Dr. G said that normally when they find a mass 5-6cm, they remove it and biopsy it.  However, since I am in my first trimester, there is a higher risk of miscarriage when surgery is done at this time.  I told Dr. G that I was not going to take ANY risks with this baby.  So he has decided that we will give it another 3-4 weeks and do another ultrasound then and decide what to do.  At that point, if the mass/cyst has grown, then he will recommend that it should be removed.  Or if it is the same or diminished, they might just watch it throughout my pregnancy and wait until I have delivered to remove it. 

This news was a little surprising. I guess I was most shocked by the size!  I didn't realize it was that size.  But I am still really not that concerned about it.  It was only when I was checking out after the appointment that the thought crossed my mind, "Grandma S. died of ovarian cancer".  But I'm just not "going there" in my head.  What I'm worried about is making sure that Baby Holmes is doing well, and today I got the proof from that ultrasound that he or she is doing just fine!  Praise God!

My next (regular prenatal) appointment is next Friday, September 3rd; so another sweet look at our baby to look forward to!! :)

And I promise to update on our marriage encounter weekend!  God was sooooo lining that weekend up for us!  It's too cool not to share!

16 comments:

Leila @ Little Catholic Bubble said...

Beautiful baby!!! And, I will pray for a swift resolution to the cyst.

Meredith said...

yeah! Praying and trusting the cyst will diminish on it's on and no further complications will develop. I'm guessing girl for the baby..high heart beat!! ;)

Karen said...

What a little cutie! Love it! I'm so happy for you.

I will pray for a resolution to that cyst.

Faith makes things possible said...

Yay for baby!!! :) Congrats!!

I'll offer up some prayers for you guys in regards to the cyst!

WheelbarrowRider said...

def don't "go there". lol lots of folks have even very large tumors and cysts that aren't a big deal. it may need to be removed, but so did my MIL orange sized ones-yikes! No problems before or after. I am glad the baby is doing so well and fluid isn't an issue.

My Heart Exults... said...

Grow Baby Holmes, grow! I'm so happy that the baby is doing well. Praying for you!

mrsblondies said...

I'm glad the baby is doing well. I hope the cyst resolves soon! Try not to worry too much.

mrsblondies said...

I'm glad the baby is doing well. I hope the cyst resolves soon! Try not to worry too much.

rhaissa said...

what a gorgeous baby!!!!!!

Second Chances said...

I'm so happy for you! Your little one is a miracle for sure. We'll keep you in prayer, especially for your cyst to go away.

Joseph's Mommy said...

What a beautiful baby! I am so glad things are going well! I will pray that the baby continues to grow and the cyst goes away.

Amie said...

Angela, I am so happy to hear your pregnancy is progressing so wonderfully! I pray the growth on your ovary works its way right on outta there! Stay strong, mama! Your little one looks so beautiful already!

This_Cross_I_Embrace said...

We were following a woman with a 5cm dermoid tumor (or cyst, can be called either) during her pregnancy... it didn't grow at all. They are completely benign by nature. Not sure if this is what you have, but it might be.

Baby H looks MARVELOUS!! I think the heart rate is just perfect - it tends to speed up a lot between 8-11 weeks, then drops back to a steady 120-160 after that.

Emily Anne & Joshua Jones said...

OK! Whew! Hooray for 9 weeks! Hooray for strong heartbeat! Put it into Baby BPM and tell me what you find! :) Let's talk sometime this week! That cyst is nothing...we'll pray it away! Love you!

Hil323 said...

Praying the cyst away...and I can worry--not you :)

Hil323 said...

Oh, and Robin is in heaven praying it away with the lil ones and Mary Grace!