- 8 years ago
Update on my 2nd appointment and u/s:
We finally got to see our baby’s heartbeat! I was a little bit disappointed because the machine they used didn’t give us an option to listen to it or tell us how fast it was. But still, the doctor said it was very rapid and “couldn’t be any better” :). We also got to bring a picture home so that was great.
After that, we had to meet her in the office.. She started the convo saying everything seems to be progressing pretty good but that my Vitamin D levels are low.. She gave me a prescription for it.. I’m now on Metformin, Progesterone, and Vitamin D.. I’ve always had low Vitamin D though so that wasn’t too surprising..
Next, she said the results of the genetic testing we had done came back and that I’m a carrier of Cystic Fibrosis.. Fiance had to get blood drawn today so they could check if he is.. If he is, then there’ll be a 25% chance our baby will have CF. I would have to get an amnio or CVS to find out (a procedure I wasn’t planning on).. We’ll find out the results in a week or so..
I feel like my appointment was so bittersweet. It was so great to see the heartbeat and for her to put my mind at ease about my intermittent symptoms but then now this.. I have something new to be worried about.
With my first child, I was 20, with no insurance, and didn’t even have my first appointment ’til I was 18weeks along. I had so much less stress! I’m glad I’m in a much better place now but it’s almost like the more I’m informed, the more stressed I get..
Okay, that makes me feel better now that I’ve gotten it out. I hope the rest of the bees had much better appointments today 🙂