Monday, September 20, 2010

Cyst, what cyst?

Oh that pesky 5cm cyst that they were talking about possibly have to remove surgically in my second trimester???

GONE.  That's right...no more.   (**insert "MIRACLE!!!" here**)

I'm not sure the doctor believed the sonographer, because he came back in and re-scanned me after I had just cleaned off all the ultrasound jelly...and sure enough, he declared it resolved!

Oh boy, it is such a blessing when God's plans are right in line with what we pray for, isn't it??  

I'm 12 weeks and 1 day today and we had the NT scan which measured the nuchal fold area of fluid in the neck.  Baby's came back at 1mm...which was excellent!  Over 3mm is concerning for Trisomy 18 or Down's Syndrome.  I also had bloodwork done, and the results will be in Thursday or Friday, but the sonographer said that unless something comes back really, really wrong with the bloodwork, then we should be screen negative for T-18 and Down's!

Baby H measured about 2 inches, with a heartbeat of 161!

We saw him bring an arm up around his head and another arm covering his face.  The sonographer tried to get a look to take a gender guess, but baby would not cooperate today.  No big deal.  I was just so relieved that baby is still alive....(I know I must sound like a pessimistic person talking like that, but it is just my reality now).  Every ultrasound comes with a genuinely fearful excitement....Fear that the baby will not be alive, and excitement to be able to see a living, moving baby.  It's literally both feelings.  So I can finally let out the breath I've been holding once I see movement or the heart beating.

We had the amazing guy sonographer who did a big scan with Mary Grace, and who did the amnio scan with her too.  He is just the kindest, most wonderful sonographer possible....I wish that every woman who walked through that clinic could have him as their sonographer.  In fact, I wish they'd screen people to have a compassionate, sensitive and kind-hearted personality, because that is exactly what you need in a high-risk clinic.

So all in all, this was just a WONDERFUL doctor's appointment.  Our anatomy scan is scheduled for November 8th with the clinic, but my own OB might prefer to do it in his office, and if I can get in sooner at my OB, then I will!

Here are some 3-D pics from the scan today!  These are always tricky to me...top pic baby has arm up alongside his/her head.  Second pic turned to the side; you can see his/her ear bud.

(Below):  Arm up beside head again, and other arm rubbing eye?
Very bottom pic:  Turning away!  How uncooperative ;)
 

13 comments:

Amie said...

WONDERFUL news! Praise God! Glad to hear everything is going so well. Can't wait to see if big sis is getting a brother or a sister!

Megan said...

Praise God!! The pictures are amazing! So happy that everything is going well! :) Also, thanks for the comment on my blog the other day!

Karen said...

Yay! I love the sono picks! I'm so happy everything is going well! Praise God for your disappearing cyst!!

Joseph's Mommy said...

Praise God! What wonderful news! The baby is adorable!

House of Collinsworth said...

Emailing you now....what great news!!!!

Meredith said...

Our God is faithful! So thankful for your wonderful news today!

My Heart Exults... said...

This is the best news I've heard all day. Thanks be to God!

Follow The Stepps said...

Angela,
I had tried to post before and it would not let me for some reason, but I actually had a 6-8 cm cyst with Jackson and like you (praise God) it went away on its own. I have been praying so for you and your sweet family and especially this precious life inside of you. It's just so amazing every time isn't it?
Kelly

Leila @ Little Catholic Bubble said...

Yay!!! I am so happy for you!! And what a gorgeous little baby!

Ann - Building a Nest said...

Great news!

lavatea said...

So glad to hear this. :)

Sew said...

That is amazing! Absolutely amazing...Those photos are insanely beautiful!

This_Cross_I_Embrace said...

Praise God!!