Today was my first doctor's appointment... but it was nothing like last times. I did the usual vital signs, weight (less than last time, go me!), pee in the cup, blood draw, and meet with the nurse. When I saw the doctor he kind of scared me. He felt my uterus and had a weird look on his face and then looked for a fetal heart tone. He couldn't find it anywhere... So then he really got concerned. I've never had anything go wrong, so my heart just dropped. He was the only doctor there today so he was extremely busy and behind. But this is why I continue to go to Dr. Merrill because he is always there for me and always remembers me. He took the time to go over to the ultra sound room, warm up the machine and do the ultrasound himself. Their ultrasound tech was not in today. THANK GOODNESS we saw the baby and its little heart beating away. How many doctors would really do that for their patients. I just LOVE Dr. Merrill. He put me at ease and also printed off a few of the pictures for me to take home. The reason he couldn't find the heart beat is because I am only 8 weeks and 5 days along about. I had calculated 11 weeks... oops. I guess I don't ovulate when I think I do. So here is the first picture of our little peanut. God love it! So if calculations are correct, I am due February 21st, 2010.
So today we had Skylar's 6 month cardiology check up. I really thought that it would be no big deal... boy was I in for a treat! When we first arrived Skylar was just fine. We were just hanging out in the waiting room. Then they called our name and we went back to the echocardiogram room and the memories must have flooded back because he started throwing himself around and screaming bloody murder. I felt SO SO bad. And to top it off... mom left the dang bottle in the car. So I had to leave him with a stranger... a staff member... to run (literally run) out to the car. I didn't have any help today... all by myself. SO that was another new experience. Anyways. So we kept trying to warm sky up to the echo machine, but he wouldn't have it. We sang Pat-a-cake, Little Bunny Foo Foo, and Sunday Morning... once those were over.... He was back to throwing a fit. The echo tech finally said enough is enough. I thought they were going to have to do a sedated echo, but luckily we got enough pictures to see what Dr. Mart wanted to see.
So then we went to the room to wait and see the doctor. They had to do a 12 lead EKG on him and he didn't like that either. Wow, but she started blowing bubbles and that seemed to be the trick. The blood pressure cuff... what were we thinking? There was no way he would let us do that, so they didn't get a BP.
Needless to say, after all of that, everything looked GREAT! I am so so so so so happy. There were no funky heart rhythms. The hole that was present right after surgery had been sealed shut. His heart function was excellent and his growth was excellent. I am so pleased and so grateful that they were able to fix my babies heart. Technology these days just blows me away.
One last thing. Since my first child had a heart defect, every child thereafter is considered high risk for congenital heart disease. So once I am 6 months pregnant, so about three more months, I will have to go to Primary Children's Medical Center for a fetal echocardiogram and ultrasound. This is bittersweet. I think that it will be pretty neat to see my baby's heart function inside of me in such detail, but at the same time, I don't want to know if this baby has the same defect because it will just stress me out. Of course we are hoping and praying that this baby is perfect, which they will be right? Anywho. I'll keep you updated when we do that. Sky also has a check up again in 6 months. He's a champ!
For the 4th of July we went to Murray Park and BBQ'd and watched fireworks. Last year we were at the lake, so this was Skylar's first time seeing fireworks. He thought that they were the coolest ever. The finale scared the crap out of him, but other than that he was walking back and forth pointing at the fireworks and babbling. I swear he was saying "look ma, what the, fireworks, lights in the sky, boom, big boom!" Ha ha, some kind of babble right? It was a fun night. Wish I could just get feeling better....
Yes it is true, Ty and I just recently found out that we have another child on the way. We thought that it would take a while to get pregnant, but call it luck, pregnant on the first go around. That makes me about 9 weeks pregnant and puts me due at the beginning of February 2010! We are really excited!
So how's this pregnancy the same/different from the last? Well I actually get to SLEEP all through the night... and since my nausea is so bad, Ty gets to shoot out of bed at night when Skylar screams.... what a saint. The nausea is definately the same... although this time they prescribed me zofran. Can I just say that zofran is my savior?
SO boy or girl??? I really have no idea! Not even an inkling one way or the other. Some days I think that it is a boy and other days I think that it is a girl.... Which do I want? Either... really! As long as they are happy, healthy, and arrive safely, I will take them. Every little baby is a blessing.
Anywho... We will be finding out the sex of the baby, but not until 16weeks. So I'm saving my pennies to go to Fetal Fotos again... that was so cool!
Tyler is also very excited... he got me a present...
Excellence can be attained if you... care more than others think is wise. risk more than others think is safe. dream more than others think is practical. expect more than others think is possible. -Unknown Author
Tyler and I met on September 30th 2006. We were immediately attached at the hip. Two weeks shy of one year together, we were hitched. Tyler, Kayden and I became a family. Now we have added two little angels to our family, Skylar and Aaliyah. Life is good and we love watching our little family grow.