7 weeks 5 days:
Well I should have known this appointment wouldn't go off without a hitch. Let's start off with the good. Bee has a heartbeat and a strong one at that, 163. She measured at 7w4d so right on track! Now to the...shall we say minor possible complication. It seems I have a bi-cornuate uterus (heart shaped) which was all so very interesting to us and our Dr as this was not discovered before, it should have shown in both pregnancies but it could explain why neither Ty or Jacob were head down. Also, it could have lead to Ty's undiagnosed IUGR and placenta problems. What it means for me...possible cervical clerage, bed rest, obviously extensive monitoring, most likely another c-section and it could also lead to premature labour.
As if I didn't have enough to worry about with this pregnancy, as if my anxiety and fear weren't high enough. Thankfully, mine only seems to be minor so my risks for all the complications associated with heart uterus's are less, though still there and still more than those with pear shaped uterus's. My doctor also seems to think since I did carry both boys full term without many complications that Bee may be okay, however due to Ty's undiagnosed IUGR and now this uterus issue, extensive monitoring and early delivery for sure. I don't know how early but I am going to do everything I possibly can to make sure Bee is as healthy as possibly since we have to go early. Right now she could be here anywhere between Christmas and January 3rd, if we make it that far.
I never in a million years would have imagined having so much difficulty bring a child home. If Bee makes it I have a feeling she will be it and we'll adopt the rest. With all these complications that seem to arise with each pregnancy and now not knowing what to expect this pregnancy.....it's a lot to handle.
I called the social worker we had with Jacob today, I know mentally I will need help through this. I just need to wrap my head around this, I know chances are Bee will be fine, she'll be here early anyways and it does possibly give us some answers to Ty it just was not expected today. I'm glad we got good news that she seems healthy and okay at this point. We go back in 4 weeks for lots of blood tests, another ultrasound and our next appointment. I know its going to take lots of patience to get to that point. I keep telling myself just to breathe and have faith....have faith....it's all I have right now, it's the only thing keeping me sane.
Our squishy little fuzz Bee (excuse my VERY full bladder)