Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Wow, where to begin?


Well first and foremost...the news is great!!! I wanna get that out of the way and not make you sweat it till the end of the post.


I am SO THANKFUL for all of you and your well-wishes! I can't even formulate into words how helpful your advice and prayers (and emails and texts and offers of phone calls) have been to me. I just kept repeating to Daryl all night and morning, that I couldn't believe how genuinely sweet and caring that people can be !


So thank you, thank you, THANK YOU from the bottom of my (full and humbled) heart!


Last night was rough---I was so emotional and Daryl, sensing that, came right into bed with me to cuddle when I went in. I cried on and off with him and voiced my fears, for the umpteenth time, about losing this baby. I have never seen my husband so upset before and it really was a shock to me...so I felt like we took turns comforting each other and I'm so thankful and happy that we can be such a support and sounding board for each other during a difficult time.


My mom came over in the morning and got our spare key so that, if things went badly at the hospital and I ended up having to stay and have any procedure done, she could come to the house to let the dogs out and feed them dinner. Daryl brought Timber back to Fidelco and told them he needed them to keep them in their kennel for possibly a couple of days. I know it broke his heart. I was wide awake, yet exhausted, because I only slept literally two hours last night. I remember trying to watch tv yet feeling too distracted, getting up and going on the computer to kill time, peeing numerous times, feeling Hunter doing his nightly happy dance in my belly, feeling the dull ache in my low stomach (that had continued from yesterday afternoon), eating a snack (becuz I didn't end up eating dinner last night due to the stress belly ache I had), and rolling over in bed so many times to find Daryl staring at me or kissing me on the cheek prompting me to start crying again.


This was our night.


The appointment for my level 2 ultrasound today at UCONN was at one o'clock. I had a horrible stress stomach ache the whole ride there. Daryl just held my hand and reassured me that everything would be all right.


I should always listen my husband. :-)


The x-ray tech was a total DOLL of a woman who reassured us from the get-go! We watched breathlessly as she measured each bone in Hunter's arms/legs, his organs, and most importantly of all...his amniotic fluid. She also showed us the image of my cervix and said it looked "great" to her. She stressed that she is not a doctor, but everything was looking so good. I've never heard so many sighs of relief come out of Daryl, EVER. I looked at him a couple of times, his red-rimmed eyes, his tired face, and my heart squeezed--almost painfully--with love for this man.


The amniotic fluid measurements were in the fifty percent range which she said was "average". She did say that sometimes boys have a little bit more amniotic fluid, but that it was nothing to worry about. The Maternal/Fetal medicine doctor came in and went over everything the tech had gone through, just confirming. She repeated that my cervix looked fine to her. At this, Daryl got a little angry, and asked why the other doctor scared the crap out of us with his suspicions. The doctor explained that this was the reason we came to see them...that when a doctor has any doubts and concerns, they send their patients to see the specialist for confirmation. So despite the stress we were under all night and morning, I have to admit that I was THANKFUL the doctor from my office (it wasn't actually MY doctor but one of the few in the practice) DID feel the need to be "safe rather than sorry". I appreciate that! She also said that I did indeed have a low-lying placenta but that it was quite normal and as I get further along, it should move into a better position. Daryl asked her about my horrible, debilitating stomach pains yesterday and she said while she couldn't be certain, she suspected they were Braxton Hicks contractions. I don't know, but, I always thought the BH would come and go...and this pain had lasted for like an hour straight. So, who knows.


Hunter looked beautiful on the screen, measuring just as he should and falling into all the correct percentiles. We got a few pictures of him as well, that brought smiles to both of our faces.

So here is the famous "money shot" for all of you! I giggled and told Daryl he needs to MAKE SURE to teach his son to keep his pants on, cuz this kid definitely likes to flash his junk!



And now, the most recent ultrasound picture that I've fallen in love with...our adorable son's profile shot...he is so sweet!

Anyway, as soon as the appointment was over we excitedly made the most important calls to baby Hunter's nervous Grandma and Nana...both of whom were elated. Then I told Daryl that I was absolutely ravenous and that we NEEDED to go get some lunch. Comfort food to be exact. Then we picked up Timber from the Fidelco kennel (where he happily peed on my sneakered feet in greeting) and headed straight home. I passed out on the couch for an hour nap and now I'm so ready for bedtime. I am looking forward to sleeping tonight...really sleeping.

So again, sorry for the long and rambling post, but thank you all for your prayers, thoughts and well-wishes! Daryl, Hunter and I appreciate it and love you all!

38 comments:

~**Dawn**~ said...

Wow I was *just* posting to your last post. I am *so* relieved for you, April. I will continue to keep you in my prayers that things will go well for you for the rest of your pregnancy. Will you continue to see the specialist? Or has she released you back to your regular OB?

Chele76 said...

yea :)

Aimée said...

Damn. I just can't stop crying, because I am so happy. Know that you can call or e-mail me anytime and that my husband in Afghanistan had all the troops there praying for you too. I'm so happy for you, words just can't express it! xoxoxo (miracleaimee@(remove)nhmesh.net)

Fishsticks and Fireflies said...

Oh, April! That is the best news EVER! I am so glad to hear that things look great and that Hunter is planning on staying in there and cooking for awhile longer! Big hugs to you and Daryl.

Sarah said...

Oh Honey, I am so relieved! So so so glad things are ok. Get some rest.

Hugs to the three of you!

kittyconcerto.com said...

W.H.E.W.!!!! Sleep well mama! You deserve it!!!!

remember moments said...

Im so glad everything is OK with you and Hunter. What a scare though, I would have been mad like Daryl was too. All of that stress. Looks like all the praying worked and that's all that matters. I was thinking of you guys all day. I'm so glad everything is good.

Melissa said...

I was very glad to hear the news this afternoon while you were eating cheesecake to celebrate!!

I'm glad Hunter is enjoying his little home for now...he needs to stay in there and bake for a little while before his big debut!!

Positive thoughts and lots of rest heading your way ~~~

Poltzie said...

So you're fine, like 100% fine!! Oh that is great news! I really never thought you would lose the baby but I was worried about you being bored out of your mind on bed rest!!
Thank goodness for a great husband, he's going to be the best father ever!!

Kel said...

Yay..I was so worried! :)
~K

RCRambling said...

I've been "pacing" the Web, waiting to see an update... So glad it is good news and hoping the rest of your pregnancy is relatively stress-free.

BeeOhVee said...

I am so happy For you guys! I've been popping on and off blogger all day long to look for an update.

My poor cat flew off my lap when I read the first line and shouted "Oh thank God!" :)

April in CT said...

Relief!! I'm absolutely elated at the good news for y'all!!

Krystyn said...

Hunter is so handsome!

I'm glad that everything is okay. While it's scary that the doctor seemed to over react, I'm sure that you are thankful that they were safe than sorry:)

Tendrils said...

Hunter is adorable! I was so glad to read the great news! You're going to be a fantastic momma.....and sounds like your hubby will be a fine daddy too!

Sarah R said...

Oh thank goodness, April!!! I am so happy to hear this good news.

PixieDust said...

I am so happy for you! You had me in tears too yesterday, but I cry about anything... :) Glad the nightmare is over, now you can just enjoy it.

Steph said...

So So So happy to hear that all is well now get some rest!

Stephanie said...

I am so happy for all of you! And I was glad to read the specialist's explanation of why the first doctor said what he did. Yes, he could have softened it a bit so you didn't stress so much, but I was glad he was straight with you. So much better than your old practice! Will the specialist see you again? Do you have to go back to your regular OB sometime soon for a followup?

Stephanie said...

I was checking over and over and over again yesterday and was so worried about you. I am very relieved to know that everything is perfect. I hate that they scared you so badly, but am so thankful it was over nothing. Many blessings!

Heather said...

so glad to hear everything is good. take it easy and enjoy this time. reassure daryl that the orignial dr was not trying to scare you but really just protect you and himself...always trust your gus and go with what you feel. i had enough scares in both pregnancies...some scarier that others...from not getting a heartbeat to a whole lot of bleeding but if it was not for overreactive drs and patient who knows what the stress could have done.

Laura B. said...

Oh, April!!! I am so glad that the specialist didn't find anything wrong. You know, prayer is a powerful thing and perhaps whatever the other doctor found was healed before the specialist saw you! Big D sounds like he's definitely your rock and you guys are so lucky to have each other. You'll be fantastic parents!!!

Dizzy Vizzy said...

Yay for the good update!!! And it truly speaks volumes to the strength of your relationship with your hubby!!!

bekah said...

Oh my gosh! Im so sorry I missed yesterday, you are all in my prayers! My heart just about stopped as I was catching up on your blog, Im so relieved to hear this.

Stephanie said...

I have been coming back and checking since yesterday! I am so sorry you had to go through that, but SO GLAD everything looks good!!
I know you and D must have been beyond words excited!!
I'm still praying for Hunter though!!
I am so happy for the 3 of you!!!

Jaina said...

Oh April, I'm so relieved!! I thought the pain sounded like Braxton Hicks (my mom had them), but I'm definitely no expert. I'm SO happy that everything is going to be okay. What a relief! ::hugs::

Peeveme said...

Good! I had the feeling everything would turn out to be fine.

Heidi Renée said...

Thank goodness! I've been offline for a couple of days, so I read the older post first in Google Reader and I had tears running down my cheeks. I'm so glad it was a false alarm!

J and J Acres said...

Yay!! I'm so glad to hear that!!

Kat said...

OMG! I wrote two LONG comments and they were both eaten. ACK!
Well here I go again...


I am SO HAPPY AND RELIEVED for you! I had a very good feeling that everything was going to turn out well, but I was still so worried for you. I was checking your site constantly even though you're in my reader. ;)

I would be pretty ticked at the doc for scaring you so bad. There is a more delicate way of having things looked into. I don't think there should have been ANY mention of a possible miscarriage. That is NUTS! WTH?
Anyway, all is good and well and lovely. Now go and get some rest and lots of yummy comfort food.
And your Hunter's profile is just too sweet.
SO HAPPY FOR YOU!!!! :)

Kat said...

HAHA! Finally! My comment posted! :)

Mommychicky said...

Yay - Thank goodness I read this post first because I nearly lost it when I read yesterday's post. I am so happy that ALL of you are OK and that the news at UConn was so good!

Morgan said...

April I was so worried about you and I didn't get to work until 1:00 this afternoon and I thought about you all day so I rushed to check up on you when I got here!

I am SO SO GLAD things are ok, even though I just knew they would be! ;) Love ya girl!

ALF said...

Once again I have been away too long. I am so glad that I came back to good news. You must be so relieved. Take it easy - I will be thinking of you!

Cathy said...

Congratulations on the awesome news! I know that his must be a load of stress of of both of your shoulders. I love the pictures of Hunter. Best of luck with the rest of your term!

Old Mom New Baby said...

I am sobbing happy tears now, I have been so worried about you.
It still breaks my heart with what you had to go through, and how you share how you and DH took turns comforting eachother was heart wrenching and beautiful.
Me being pregnant right along with you, I'm not going to be done crying over this for a little while, but I'm just so relieved Hunter is okay. (((biggest Hugs))

MarciaBrady said...

OMG...I have missed so much apparently!! I am so happy to hear that everything is ok with Hunter!!!

Tabitha said...

April ~ I am so pleased and relieved to read this.
Hope that you catch up with that lost sleep and that you are feeling better now,
Take care ~ big hugs to you and Big D (and little Hunter too!)
Love Tabitha XXXX