May 22, 2009

Four doctors in two days

I should start by saying everything is fine. I had an OB appointment yesterday and the Peri today - all completely routine. The excitement began yesterday when Piper had a little tumble and then was limping around for the rest of the day. We went first to her pediatrician and then to radiology for an x-ray. Holding down a screaming 18 month old for an x-ray is HORRIBLE. Thankfully Daddy was there to do the dirty work. Turns out to be just a sprain, but I guess they have to be extra cautious with little growing bones. She still limps and has some pain but she'll be fine.

The perinatologist appointment was for the anatomy scan. Funny how imaging and measuring every important bone in a growing fetus is tremendously easier than taking one little ankle bone picture in a toddler, but I guess the size of the challenge is proportionate to the size of the girl: Piper is roughly 42 times the size of her little sister in ounces. They don't say anything very definitively this early but it looks like sugar and spice in there. Most importantly, everything measured just fine and right on track. Because of the IUGR history, we go back in 6 weeks just to keep an eye on things, but my blood pressure is still completely normal so all's well around here tonight.

11 comments:

My Reality said...

I am glad you, Piper and the baby on board are ok!

A girl would be amazing - Piper would have a little sister!! I know how close you are to your own sister, so this must excite you, too.

megan said...

glad to hear everyone is doing okay!

Red said...

The poor little thing, glad it is nothing too serious though.

Two little girls, how lovely!

Heather said...

Very glad everyone is ok!!

mekate said...

Glad all is well with you and your little ones, so sorry to hear about the tumble and the subsequent X-ray trauma, (Thanks dad!)-- and
you,
how extra grand that you're doing well with normal BP and a wonderful normal sounding 6 week wait. warmly, Kate

lostintranslation said...

Good to hear everything with you and the little one is well. Hope Piper will be jumping around again soon.

TeamWinks said...

Glad everybody is doing well. Whew!

Hopeful Mother said...

A little too much excitement huh?! Glad everyone is OK.

Kate said...

Just once again expressing my excitement over Piper's little sister-to-be. And also excitement over your beautifully normal BP. And also disappointment about the lack of pictures in this post. I mean, you could have posted an X-ray of the sprained ankle, a picture of Daddy holding down a screaming child on the exam table, the ultrasound picture--so many options. But no, nothing. It's not like you are too busy... :)

Sticky Bun said...

Hooray for normal bp! I hope it stays that way. And exciting that you might have two girls--though it would be exciting either way. :-)

I hope Piper's ankle is all better. :-)

Grade A said...

Glad to hear all is well with both your little ones and with momma.