Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Well whaddaya know

:( 

So I had my bi-weekly midwife appointment yesterday and we reviewed my last ultrasound results again (this time it was with my secondary midwife as my primary was on vacation) - and it turns out that they want me to get a consult with an OB on my fibroid.  I had thought that the fibroid at this juncture was a moot point but I guess not. :(  Since the 18 week ultrasound, it had grown from (I think this was the measurement) 3.7 cm to 3.9cm at 29 weeks.  Now I know that's not a huge fibroid by any means, but it's the position of the darn thing that has my midwives interested and wanting to monitor it more closely. Apparently it's sitting low in my uterus and they want the OB to do another ultrasound, and any other subsequent ultrasounds to make recommendations on whether or not this will pose any issues with Sprout getting into the birth canal and/or if it will cause the baby to move /turn the other way to avoid the fibroid altogether.

I know I said before that my birth plan is basically "get the baby out by any means as long as it means baby is safe and sound" - but I have to admit that when I heard this latest piece of news, I was disheartened.   I had felt the same way when we thought the placenta was going to be an issue, thereby limiting my birthing options, but now that this is getting closer and the fibroid is gradually growing and it's not likely to move - has me a bit down and disappointed in the whole situation.  I feel iike we've gotten so far and so close to the end and then to be smacked with something unexpected.  I trust that God has planned however this baby is to be born and from day 1 it has been in His control, but I still can't help but feel disappointed.  

Please pray for us as we head into this next phase - and whether it be that we face a certain c-section or a pass to go through vaginal birth - I hope that I will come to accept either or as part of the plan, instead of what I had thought it would be like. 

I'll leave you with a pic of me at 32 weeks: (today!) 







 

17 comments:

  1. Wow! You are so adorable! Can't believe you are 32 weeks already! Have you thought about getting a 3rd opinion from a high risk doctor. I'm just putting that out there because in my experience, even though I loved and trusted my OB, I learned that there is no match for the knowledge and care you get from a high risk doctor. Thinking of you and sending out vibes that Sprout arrives safely and without any more hiccups. xo

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  2. You're so cute! I'll be praying that the fibroid not be an issue; and that you feel God's comfort through it all. Take care!

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  3. You are sooo adorable! You look fab! I hope everything works out for the best for you and baby. Keep you chin up!

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  4. Aww, I hope it turns out to be nothing. Praying for the best.

    Love the pic! Cute cute cute!!!

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  5. Awe Wendy I'm sorry. I will be praying that God sees it fit to give you the birth you are hoping for.

    You look amazing!

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  6. Wow, you look amazing. God does have a plan and I am sure everything will work out to bring Sprout into this world. Just another "bleep" in this wonderful journey you are on. Take care and sending you lots of prayers as the time gets closer and closer to meeting Sprout...can't wait to see his/her first pic.

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  7. Oh my goodness! You are so adorable! I feel your pain with the fibroid issues. I had them with my last few pregnancies, but thankfully I was able to have vaginal deliveries. I am now recovering from a hysterectomy, so no more fibroids for me! Wahoo!

    Good luck! I hope everything goes the way you wish!

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  8. You look awesome in your picture! And yes of course we'll be praying for your fibroid not to be an issue. Always remember to have faith and that God is in control. I can definitely attest to that. =)

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  9. Crappy fibroid. I hope it's just an excuse to see another ultrasound of your little sprout and that the OB is comfortable with its size/location. Of course we'd all do whatever is necessary to get baby out safe and sound, but it's still hard to give up a vaginal birth if that's what you've been imagining all this time. You look absolutely amazing, by the way. That's such a cute shot!

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  10. You look fantastic! I wouldn't worry too much about the fibroid, my mom said she had them with both my sister and I and they didn't cause any problems. I'm 12 weeks pregnant and they found one in my 7 week ultrasound, and the doctor said it's nothing to be concerned about. So let's go with their opinion!

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  11. You look so cute! I hope they will give you some good news about the fibroid when you go to Dr.. But I totally understand your feelings. My C-Section was a last minute emergency C-section, but I did cry for a minute when they told me this is what would have to be after trying for a vaginal birth for 18 hours with no luck. In the end you are right, whatever gets baby here safely (and Mommy) is all that matters in the end.♥

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  12. First of all, you are so stinkin' adorable, I can't even stand it!

    I'm sorry you're worried - of course I totally understand your feelings :( I am hoping it turns out that you can still give birth the old fashioned way and not have to have a C... but you're absolutely right: getting baby here safely is what matters most (and keeping you safe, too, of course!!).

    Thinking of you!

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  13. Such a cute photograph:) I'm sorry that the fibroid has complicated things. I'm hoping that your midwife is just being super cautious, and that it doesn't limit ANY of your options.

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  14. Congrats on 32 weeks. You look great!

    I'm still a little sad that I had a c-section, but I have my little guy! And you'll be able to prepare for it if needed. I'll be hoping for you!

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  15. congrats on thirt two weeks!!

    Everyone has different opinions on fibroids. I have one, but its on the back of my uterine wall so the ob is not worrying about it. If you see a MFM for any reason it doesn't hurt to get their opinion *hugs*

    Praying all continues to go well :)

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  16. Sorry you're feeling down Wendy. I can understand where you are coming from. You didn't envision things this way, so you need to re-adjust. Just give it some time, you'll naturally fall back to your birth plan of getting her out safely no matter what. We all imagine things will be perfect, so when the rules change we don't always know how to feel about it. I'm wishing you a happy and healthy baby, and that you will be at peace with whatever will come your way as far as birth plans go.

    PS - you look so fabulous! Thanks for the pic!

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