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6 weeks & 1st Ultrasound

We had our first ultrasound and to quote the doctor everything was “excellent!”. I was measuring at 6 weeks 1 day and the baby had a strong heartbeat of 116 bpm. The only part measuring a little small was the yolk sac – but besides measuring a little small it looked very healthy and normal. I am still being monitored very closely by the specialist – whom I will see up until 12 weeks and then he will be “in the shadows”, so to speak, of my regular OB.

I am still giving myself injections twice a day with another one twice a week, daily vitamins and medicines and we will be adding one more medicine today. Everything (excluding the medicine I am adding today) is to help with blood flow which was the reason for everything with Hudson. The new medicine is to help an immune system abnormality and is likely to aid in the growth of the yolk sac. Dr. Odom wants to make sure we are still investigating all options for anything that could possibly go wrong; he does not want us to focus on just one issue (i.e. – blood flow) and then have something (i.e. – the immune system issue) sneak up on us.
Anything he finds he investigates heavily and he searches for ways to “fix” the problem. We left the visit on a very positive note – Dr. Odom wanted to assure us that he felt positive about everything and he was very pleased with the way everything is moving along. We will go again next week for another appointment and ultrasound. I do enjoy having so many ultrasounds – it always puts my mind at ease! I guess that is one positive to being labeled “high risk”. I am still dancing (teaching jazz/tap and taking adult ballet/tap classes) and I am walking everyday. I was not given the okay to run – which is a bummer, but I can live with it. I had not been given the okay from my chiropractor to run either.

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