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Not the post I was planning on writing today …

This is my 50th blog post – I’ve no idea how I’ve managed to witter that much over the last few months but I’ve found it incredibly rewarding to have somewhere to mull over things, witter, rant and generally offload.

What I was intending to do today was say a massive thank you to everyone who has helped introduce me to the blogworld – its been wonderful to find this world of likeminded people out there and to read about others following the same journey that I am. I was also going to bask a little in the lovely tags and awards some very nice people have given me.
Unfortunately that’ll have to come in another post. We went for a scan on Baby2 last night and whilst she is still growing well and looking healthy, our troublesome placenta continues to cause trouble. Its showing lots of calcification and generally not looking in good shape.
I’m avoiding google like the plague for the moment and have an appointment to talk to my midwife today. Despite a trip to the labour ward last week (more bleeding, thought we’d moved past that to be honest) I was feeling so much more positive – we’re 30 weeks (31 tomorrow), she’s incredibly active and we were discussing options around getting as gentle a birth for her as possible.
The last few weeks have included discussions around weighing up the risks of getting her out early vs. letting us carry on but its been hypothetical and we’ve been comfortable that she’s safer inside than coming out early. Now that has changed. The sonographer was very clear that we need her checked out more frequently, that this is not what he should be seeing, that the risks have increased and that his advice is to deliver early. Put it this way, we didn’t come out of the room clutching a picture of her.
I’m still in the data gathering phase but this has thrown me – up until now, all the problems, the general consensus has been that everything is ok, there are possible issues, but she’s ok. Now I’m part of the couple nobody wants to be at the hospital – him, grim faced; her, in tears.
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12 comments to Not the post I was planning on writing today …

  • Brit in Bosnia / Fraught Mummy

    >Oh, crickey. I don't really know what to say except I'm thinking of you. Hope you are feeling ok, and I'm thankful that you are past 30 weeks.

    Stay well. x

    PS glad the bathroom is under control!

  • cartside

    >So sorry you have to go through this. My thoughts are with you. You're almost 31 weeks, that is a good week count even for a possible early delivery. That doesn't make it easier I know, but a colleague of mine had to have a delivery at 27 weeks due to pre-eclampsia and baby was just fine.
    I'm sure you're in good hands at the hospital.
    Wishing you that all goes well!

  • Insomniac Mummy

    >Sending you ((Hugs)).

    Stay positive :).

  • Emma

    >I don't know what to say really apart from I'm Thinking of both you & baby. x

  • amy

    >I hope everything goes ok for you and baby, i had a dodgy placenta with number 3 but it was never spotted. But she was fine a little small at 6lb 12 but apart from that perfect. fingers crossed (hug) xx

  • platespinner

    >I'm sorry to hear this, it sounds really difficult. Thinking of you and sending you very best wishes x

    Karen

  • Muddling Along Mummy

    >Thank you all – your lovely comments mean an awful lot to me

    Have seen midwife and have plan of action. Am back to doing very little and just gestating ! Aiming for 34 weeks and then we'll be as good as home and dry

  • SandyCalico

    >Oh you poor things. Sending you positive thoughts.
    I had scans and doppler readings twice a week from 28 weeks due to my second baby's slow growth. Very early delivery was discussed. I couldn't really hear what they were saying because I was howling.
    All was well and I was induced at 39 weeks. Cash was 6lbs 6ozs.
    Hang in there x

  • spudballoo

    >I'm so sorry you're going through this, what a tough time for everyone. Well done for keeping away from google, there is nothing to help you there. Take it one day at a time, trust your medical advisors, take it as easy as you can (not easy with a little one around!) and be kind to yourself.

    Hugs to you, tough times xxxx

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