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   Wednesday, June 22, 2005  

My baby is still alright!!!

Home from the ultrasound. The baby is measuring at 10 weeks 6 days; I am 10 weeks 5 days today. This is a good thing. The baby's heart rate was measured at 182 beats/minute and kept it's little arms and legs moving. Also? I think the baby has Mr. W's nose (much larger than mine!)...and a little round belly (very similar to mine right now).

Now, for the really good parts. The resident on duty who told me it looked like I have placenta previa with a clot between the placenta and the uterus just above the cervix? WAS WRONG. The perinatologist I saw today said that he really isn't sure why she would even say that when she is not an expert with the ultrasound (she's in her last year of her residency, but he was quick to point out that she is by no means well-versed in this yet) and, adding to her general inexperience, is the fact that she was using an old and very cheap (read low-tech, no bells and whistles, only an ultrasound machine on a technicality) ultrasound to look at the baby...an ultrasound that is so bad that I was told my baby was just now large enough to be picked up by this machine.

The tech, who is very experienced and using the best (and most expensive) ultrasound available in the perinatologist's office today saw no evidence of placenta previa. In fact, she described the location of my placenta as "posterior." Further, she saw no evidence of blood or clots in my uterus anywhere!

Now, we still don't know why I bled, but it looks like things might be alright. I'm still on bed rest and that restriction does not appear to be going away any time soon. I am here for the next several weeks. I am, however, allowed to go to my last class next week -- on the condition that Mr. W is the one who does the driving.

And that is where things stand right now.

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  Comments about my post, "My baby is still alright!!!":
Yiippppeeeee! I am so happy that everything is okay. Keep your feet up and get some rest :o)
I'm glad too :)
Wow! That's awesome news! I'm so happy for you...
Wonderful news. Prayers do work...Take care of yourself.
Hooray! I'm so happy for you! :) Now take it easy! *hug*
So VERY relieved!
delurking to say: That's really great news. Very happy for you and bean. Hope that's the last really scary you have to endure and it's smooth sailing from here on out.
very good news. I am happy for you. Here' to making it to 12 weeks soon! I believe!
I am so happy you got good news for a change.

I came across a similar ultrasound machine during my last miscarriage. They should all be made into boat anchors.
I'm so glad to hear all is well with you and the little W...keep resting and keep us posted!

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