U/S

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Fri, 11-30-2012 - 2:23pm

Well I had my follow up U/S on Monday.  It was harder to go in knowing that they were looking for something specific and not just the fun 20 week U/S when we found out what we were having and saw our L/O for the first time.  The shadow on the baby's heart is still there :(  I'm trying not to worry but it scares me knowing what I know as an ICU nurse.  It sounds like it's not all that uncommon and that it usually isn't a problem when the baby is born, but that they will have to check out the baby and make sure nothing is wrong.  It's something on the tendons associated with the heart valves, which is why I think I'm so scared.  I don't want her to have any valve problems or need heart surgery at a young age!  I've been told that usually it's fine by birth and it's no big deal.  I just want to know that everything is going to be fine.  They did tell me that she's about 3 pounds which from what my books say is a little bigger than their estimates.  It was great to see her again since I will only have the two U/S's total this pregnancy.  The U/S tech wasn't as good as the last one we had and she didn't really get any cute pictures like the last one.  I was pretty uncomfortable laying on my back though and I think she was trying to keep things moving for my sake.  I'm anxious to make sure everything is ok with her heart but trying to not worry too much.  She's really active and I keep telling myself that this is a good sign and that she's obviously growing well.  I'll be better once I have her in my arms and know she's ok.

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In reply to: duchessdina
Fri, 11-30-2012 - 4:14pm

((Hugs)).... I'm sorry you're having to deal with this right now. The unknown is so scary when you're carrying a baby, and I'm sure being a nurse and having a first-hand knowledge of everything that can go wrong makes it even harder. Praying that everything works itself out before she's born and you can just enjoy being a first time mommy...

Did they do a 3D ultrasound?

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Fri, 11-30-2012 - 6:03pm
I'm praying for you Dina. I know how hard it is going through a pregnancy when you know things aren't 100% fine. It is mental torture! It's a good sign that she is growing so well though so keep thinking positive! I'm hoping everything works out for you!! ((HUGS))
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Mon, 12-03-2012 - 1:32pm

I am so sorry that you have to go through this.  I know that I would be worried sick and unable to concentrate on anything other than my little one's health.  Like others have said, your baby is growing and that's a good sign of health.  Worrying now is not going to change the outcome, so concentrate on staying as healthy as you can and giving your baby the very best chance at whatever may come their way - which is hopefully just a beautiful birth and a car ride home to the rest of your lives :)

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Wed, 12-12-2012 - 6:37pm

(((HUGS))) Sending prayers and positive thoughts your way!

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