April 20, 2007

Check

The OB appointment yesterday went fine. The heartbeat was still nice and strong and it measured on time. I was testing out a new doctor and we both liked him. They have an ultrasound machine in the office so potentially more frequent scans are reassuring, and I liked all his answers to my questions about additional testing. He wrote me a script for the nuchal translucency screen and said it was up to me if I want to do it in the next few weeks. There is nothing in my profile that would indicate it except that the fertilization failure could be a chromosomal problem. I've got to think it over, I'm not sure if hearing the odds from the test would just freak me out unecessarily, but my first inclination is to do it as a non-invasive first step. The only other thing is that I have a polyp on my cervix, which may make it friable (it might bleed a little more easily when irritated), but he doesn't think it's a big deal. Neither did I until he said it's probably benign.

As requested, here's a picture of the little blob. We've taken to calling it Lucky because of those 7% odds we were given after rescue ICSI:

Actual size: about 3 cm. Which is pretty close to how it should look on your screen.

25 comments:

Valerie said...

Aww lucky is so cute! Glad all is still going well. I have been thinking of you.

twirl said...

I'm choosing not to do the NT. I was considering it just to have another look, but my new OB has an u/s machine too and is quite liberal with using it. I know the screening would just worry me and frankly, I'm tired of jumping hurdles and looking for tests to tell me everything's ok.

Don't disregard your gut though, and if your gut says to go for the test, then don't count that out.

Cool picture of Lucky, btw!

lil sis kate said...

awww....such a cute little bean!!! I might have to frame it....

My Reality said...

Lucky is the perfect name for this little one. I am glad the appointment went well!

megan said...

lucky is just adorable, and the bearer of a fantastic name!

Sticky Bun said...

Lucky is beautiful already. :-)

TeamWinks said...

I find it amazing that I can find a little "blob" on a screen, that isn't even my "blob", can be so beautiful!

Anns said...

Wow - Lucky looks great! Glad to hear you're settling in w a new Doc as well. Congrats!

Tinker said...

Oh Sarah, what a wonderful snapshot of little Lucky!

And it sounds like your OB will take good care of you guys. Yay!

K77 said...

Lucky 7 (%)!

The Town Criers said...

Lucky is very very cute :-) Congratulations!

The Momcaster said...

aww, he's a adorable! i don't know why i said he but i did...

amazing... looking at that you know that life is just amazing...

Bumble said...

Aaaw, he's so cute! (He? Mmmmnnn, could that be a premonition?) So happy everything is going well with your little Lucky. x

Kate said...

Doesn't he/she look lovely? Thanks for posting the pic. Glad you like the OB, too. I have gone back and forth on the NT scan, and I decided to do it. My odd are pretty low based on all of the factors, but I feel like I want to be prepared, no matter what the results show. Yes, it will make me worry more, but I am a planner and I don't like surprises. Plus, having another peak at the blob is an incentive (my OB office is not very liberal with u/s, so this is the last chance I get before the 20-week scan). Good luck with your decision. And huge congrats on the beautifully growing Lucky.

Reproductive Jeans said...

Yay for Lucky! So glad it went well!

Nicole said...

Lovely.

Hopeful Mother said...

Lucky is a perfect name. I am so happy that everything is going well for you!

Lindsey said...

That Lucky is beautiful! It seems we are only 4 days apart in our DD. I am so hopeful for us both, and look forward to sharing the journey.
May it be uneventful. :)

Foxy said...

Lucky is beautiful! So happy for you! :)

dark ages said...

A strong, rythmic heartbeat; an early portrait of the little one: Wow! We're so excited for you and so thankful you have such terrific support from so many wise, insightful, giving women out there. Blogs are beautiful. And so are good docs! I'm wondering why he didn't remove that polyp and have it tested. Sure they're common, but it would be great to get that out of the way. Meanwhile, still focusing on the joy. Yippeee!

Sara said...

Yay Lucky! He's gorgeous!

Baby Blues said...

Lucky is beautiful! Looking forward to more snapshots.

AshPash said...

Oh Sarah, your little blob is just beautiful! :) We are still "on hold" for a bit. Hope to start in mid to late May for a June cycle.

LIW (Lady In Waiting) said...

That's amazing that Lucky made it despite the odds. It really gives the rest of us hope that things can go right even when they are unlikely to.

Lucky's cute as a button!

Matthew M. F. Miller said...

Lucky looks like an adorable little peanut.

Congrats, and my best wishes to you.