Saturday, February 28, 2009

Oops, I did it again!

Apparently four days without a blog post can stir up quite the panic, I'm so sorry about that! Don't worry, all is well in the Larson household, we've just been really busy and really tired. I did have another ultrasound on Thursday and Pumpkin was measuring right on track. Still no heartbeat, but again they said it was too early and nothing to worry about. However, I have been having major abdominal pain on the right side and apparently that was perhaps a little something to worry about so I was scheduled for an ultrasound on Friday w/Dr. G.

When Dr. G came into the room on Friday he told me that everything look great w/Pumpkin and I said I'd feel much better when I saw a heartbeat. To that he responded, "Well there it is right there, with a little movement too." Sure enough, when he got still w/the ultrasound I saw that beautiful, tiny flicker that brought tears to my eyes. The reason he had me come in was because he is concerned about a heter.otopic pregnancy (one in the uterus, one in the tube). Long story short my right ovary is still huge, still behind my uterus, and has several cysts. He could not rule out the heter.otopic pregnancy but he's hoping the cysts are the source of the pain. Worst case scenario and it was heter.otopic they can remove that baby and still save Pumpkin. I am actually feeling much better right now though, so I'm guessing the cysts are the culprit for the pain. I won't go into all the way TMI details but I think everything is just fine! Next ultrasound will be on Tuesday. As Dr. Gill left he told me congratulations and how happy he was for us, I guess in a way that really made it feel official. If he thinks congratulations are in order, then this must be the real thing.

Chase is busy as normal. It's hard for me to believe that in one week my baby will be four! How did that happen? It feels like we waited a lifetime for him to come and now I know that a lifetime could never possibly be long enough. We have a super busy week ahead with our upcoming birthday celebration next Saturday so I'm sure we'll be worn ragged in no time! He is so excited and I feel like this is the first time he really "gets" that it's his birthday and the day is all about him. Boy is it gonna be fun!

Hope everyone is having a fantastic and relaxing weekend! Thanks for the emails/calls, I assure you all that I will try and do much better about keeping the blog updated!

**I am grateful for
1) all the friends and family that care about us
2) cold weather (w/o rain... yeah!)
3) freshly laundered blankets to snuggle under
4) the pain is letting up
5) that tiny, but oh-so-beautiful flicker on the ultrasound screen


Michelle said...

I am glad that Pumpkin is doing well and you got to see the heartbeat. I hope the cysts are the ones causing the pain. I am praying for everything to continue to go well for you!

Anonymous said...

YAY!!! YAY!!! Super duper yay for pumpkin and his/her glorious and gorgeous heartbeat!!!!

Sorry about the pain and will be praying for all to resolve smoothly and quickly with that. I am so glad to hear that they can protect Pumpkin, but do hope the cysts are your culprit.

Sounds like busy times ahead. Busy and happily so!

Congrats and yay and big sigh of relief to hear from you! Thanks for the update!


Aspiemom said...

I'm glad tht Pumpkin is doing well!

Blog Stalker said...

glad things are good!

I totally agree with your grateful list!

Have a great day!

Hoping for our own Peanut said...

i am so anxious for our first ultrasound..cant imagine what it will be like.

glad to hear everything is going well!

Josie said...

Yes, 4 days without a post and without an email when I knew that you were supposed to have news, is entirely too long to wait. Did Jeff tell you I called him. I just couldn't wait anymore.

I am so HAPPY that things went so well. Seeing that tiny flicker is just so amazing. And I believe cysts are fairly common and tend to resolve themselves. Am I correct?

Thanks for the update! Congrats to the L family!!

Mary said...

Whoo hoo! must be so thrilled.

AmandaHoyt said...

I'm so glad Pumpkin is doing well and I'm also glad to hear that you are feeling a little better.
Many hugs and prayers,

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