Thursday, April 14, 2011

A Little Sigh of Relief

Thankfully today's scan left me more reassured than last week's.  Mei-mei's measurements are right on, which is a relief.  It had been four weeks since the last measurement scan and I do worry about that.  I worry about everything!  I thought maybe I'd calm down a little bit once I got past the points where I lost the boys.  Nope.  Maybe this next week will be better since today's doctor (another new one) told us emphatically that everything is looking great with the cord.

A sidenote in response to some comments on last week's post regarding the doctor's "upper end of normal cord coiling" comment:  A cord that doesn't have coiling is very dangerous for a baby and so is a cord that has too many coils (hypercoiling).   This site has interesting ultrasound pictures and information about both extremes - look about halfway down the page.  What you want is to be in the middle on coiling.

Last week's Wisconsin getaway was fun and we had a great time with my sister and little niece.  Last year when my sister was pregnant, I gave her all my maternity clothes and baby girl clothes.  Now I am borrowing them back.  My stash was lacking in summer maternity clothes and the seasonality of my first daughter's baby clothes is off for Mei-mei.  BUT since my sister's due date last year was August 10 and mine this year is August 11, she has filled in those gaps and I don't have to buy a single thing!  How perfect is that?!

At this time last year things were looking pretty grim and they got much worse before they finally got better, but against all odds here I am 23 weeks pregnant and things are looking good!  Who'd have thunk it?  Not me, that's for sure.  Since this week is my second blogoversary and it also happens to be near Easter, I am doing a giveaway of a pysanky (Ukrainian Easter egg).  Just leave a comment and a winner will be chosen at random.  If you win, I will design and make a pysanky especially for you!  Winner will be announced on Monday, the 18th.

Here are this year's additions (others are here and here).  I find that making these is
quite calming and that's a very good thing right now!


Angela said...

Wow, those are beautiful! And your story is incredible.

Anonymous said...

How great to have a doctor tell yoy emphatically that everything is looking great with the cord! It's not going to stop you worrying, but if it helps ease even a little that's great. :-)

Happy 23 weeks!!

AFM said...

Glad to hear everything is progressing well. my fingers and toes are crossed that things continue well. Those eggs are stunning.
take care

China Doll said...

Glad that all looked good on the scan.. and that you're sorted for maternity clothes! Gorgeous eggs by the way xx

Emily said...

I'm so glad you got good news about the cord and that Mei Mei is measuring on track. Your current pregnancy gives me hope that maybe some day I could have a normal pregnancy too. Nice eggs too. They look very complicated to design.

Andrea Holley said...

Oh, I am SO happy for you! I've been praying for you for the longest time - and I'll keep it up :) I know it's been a very long road. I'm "crafting" something pink for you - so happy to finally be able to make you something for a new little cutie - I wasn't so domestic when you had your other babes :) but I've been learning and you are Martha Stewart as far as I'm concerned! Your pysanky are amazing, by the way!

Alex said...

So glad everything looked good on the scan! I'm hoping with every passing week, you get more and more comfortable... Beautiful eggs!

Cherbear said...

ahh!! So happy! I'm sorry for my uneducated comment about the cord last week. Thank you for teaching me something. (And I really really hope I didn't offend you...I just want to be positive and want you to be okay!)

Those eggs are beautiful! I am impressed. But I've already won one of your giveaways so I will politefully back out of the runnings for this one.

Unknown said...

I am so happy to hear that things are progressing as they should be with your sweet little girl! I anxiously await each week for a new post from you. You will continue to be in my prayers. :)

Jen said...

Beautiful eggs! I am glad you have made it to 23 weeks! How wonderful!! I will be praying that all goes well!!

Jeanne said...


I'm so glad things are going well. I can certainly understand why you have worries about what could go wrong but I'm glad things are going right.

Where did you learn to make such gorgeous eggs? A girl in my first grade class was Ukrainian and she gave me an egg in school. I took it home and showed my mom and she told me that I needed to return it and that it might be valuable. She'd never seen one before. You must have great fine motor coordination to make those!