Saturday, March 15, 2008

Ultrasound pics.

We had our first ultrasound of this pregnancy yesterday! This is our newest addition. Sorry, but I'm only 12 weeks so it's too early to tell the gender (but so long as this child cooperates next time, we WILL be finding out!). The little bean had a nice, strong heartbeat of 175 and all looks well, you can even see the fingers on the left hand in that second photo!!

In other pregnancy news, this ultrasound was actually done at the high risk specialist's office..... I had to see her because I developed a DVT (blood clot) in my right leg after Eli was born (about 6 weeks post partum) and had to be hospitalized for a week and have blood thinners injected daily. Then when I came home I had to take oral blood thinners for 6 months.... Anyway, I knew going into this pregnancy that there was a possibility that I would need to be on blood thinners during the pregnancy and for 6 weeks afterward. My OB comfirmed my suspicions at my last appt. 2 weeks ago and sent me to the specialist to see what she thought. In the time between my last OB appt. and this specialist appt. I had done tons of research and pretty much decided that they were going to put me on them, so I was prepared. What's the big deal you ask? The big deal is that you can't take oral blood thinners during pregnancy because there's something like a 90% chance of birth defects. So, instead you have to give yourself daily INJECTIONS in the stomach. YIPEE! Doesn't that sound fun? I will start them sometime within the next 2 weeks....


kristy patterson said...

Congratulations!!! What is your actual due date? My sister in law is due with their first little one on Sept. 11 and one of my best friends here in Birmingham is due with their first on Sept 2. Babies are SUCH a blessing!!!

The Other Julie said...

Hi, I found your blog off of the comment section of the My Semblance blog I hope you don't mind!

I feel for you when it comes to the shots! I have Factor V (5) Liden DVT (Deep Vein Thrombosis) and had to give myself daily shots when I was pregnant and I had to do them multiple times daily at the end. It was really hard at first, mostly mentally. It was really akward stabbing at your baby with the needle! (My sister (who also has factor 5) couldn't get past it and did her shots in the thigh.) Good luck with the shots! Feel free to stop by my blog or e-mail me if you have any questions.