Friday, March 04, 2011

Final Results

The nurse (Carrie) from our specialists office called again today with our final results. (She and I have had great chats lately, mostly centered around good results and questions I have.) All chromosomes are normal and no viruses. My AFP is elevated but ultrasounds have ruled out any problems with this.

So much of me wants to call the specialist and tell him "I told you so!" and ask if we can finally have the discussion about what else could be causing the delay in Aaron's growth. I promise to be good though and wait for our next ultrasound in 2 weeks. Both Ronny and I have been doing extensive research online trying to piece things together. Its very interesting how many studies seem to contradict each other. We both feel like we have a better idea of what is going on and some answers to some issues I had in previous pregnancies with my boys. We found one study that seems to match this pregnancy pretty closely and they give a flow chart of how to proceed with treatment. Lots of ultrasounds and non-stress tests look to be in our future. It also said the magical day is 32 weeks and 3.5 pounds for a safe delivery. That certainly seems doable and only 11 weeks away.

Its funny how things that seem so trivial before seem to be so important now. With my last two kids I was out of my normal clothes and into my maternity clothes within a few short weeks of a positive pregnancy test. Now I look at those clothes and wonder if I'll ever get in them. I have yet to gain any weight with this pregnancy (even lost a few pounds). You would never catch me saying this any other time but really....I certainly eat enough to get that scale to go up yet nothing so far.


Stacey said...

So glad he's healthy, he just needs to grow now. Good luck with the specialist and all your future appts.

Jennifer said...

I'm glad the tests look good so far. I hope everything continues to go well.

Sant Family said...

YAY for good news! Thanks for keeping us updated. I think of you often.

I had u/s and nst at least twice a week with Daniel and Joseph. I actually enjoyed the time to myself, caught up on my reading and always enjoyed another peek inside.

Focusing on those things helped me forgot the reasons I was having the tests :).