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!