Wednesday, 2 May 2012

She's Hanging In There... I'm Hopeful

Today we had our 31 (almost 32) week scan. I'm so happy and relieved to report that Frostina is doing great! She weighs approximately 3 pounds 13 ounces and once again has a fat belly. She looked super cute on the scan. The Hubby started crying when he saw her in 3D which was so sweet. That started me crying but I quickly stopped because I wanted to make sure I was holding still so the doctor could get all his measurements done.
The most beautiful face I've ever seen.

I can't really explain what a relief this news was. We were extra anxious going into this scan because this was the last good ultrasound we had with my son. This was the point where things went from fine to a total disaster in a matter of weeks. So for us this ultrasound was a HUGE trigger.

I shared all my fears with my doctor who was more than understanding. He told us that there is no comparison between Frostina's scan results and our son's. He even went so far as to show us the comparisons and the measurements aren't even close. He actually said that looking at our son's scans, it was clear to him that there were already growth restrictions. Something that my previous doctor didn't tell us. She told us he was fine, just a bit small.

I'm not trying to say that our previous doctor did anything wrong. My new doctor is looking at these results with the benefit of hindsight which is something none of us had at the time. He was merely trying to point out just how much better our little girl is doing. A fact that makes me feel amazingly happy.

I will see him again in two weeks for another scan and then a week from then for a quick consult and check up. Then if all is still going well we will deliver her on the 8th of June. That's only 5 weeks from this Friday. 

So tonight I am hopeful. Hopeful that things are going to work out this time. Hopeful that Frostina is going to be our take-home rainbow baby. Hopeful that this news can help calm the panic that rises within me from time to time.

Hopeful

15 comments:

  1. It's hard not to be hopeful and by all right you should be hopeful. But, being a BLM, sometimes all you can think about is disappointment. Keep that hope close, we're all praying for you!

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  2. So happy for you.. and praying that everything else goes wonderfully from here on and you can cuddle your little girl on the 8th of June! :)

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  3. I'm so happy that everything is looking good :) It's so hard to be hopeful after a loss, so I'm glad that you're able to be so!

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  4. Oh she is beautiful!!!
    My perinatologist also says that although there were growth restrictions with Camille they were mostly only noticeable because of what transpired and with the use of hindsight. I'm so glad she is doing well and that your doctor can use some foresight to bring this girl to you alive. 5 weeks is so close and so far when you have to wait. Happy to hear the good news.

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  5. wow. wonderful news. It must really bring you some measure of comfort, even if the ultimate one will have to wait until june 8. I'm very glad all is well with your wee beauty.

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  6. Great to hear! Can't believe you are do close!

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  7. I'm so glad for you and hopeful for you too! :)

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  8. She's beautiful... and every bit of hope is such a precious thing xoxo

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  9. So glad she is looking well and measuring good. Ah hindsight, I too had growth restriction that was just passed off as her being a small baby because I am small/short.
    Thinking of you in these last weeks and hope they go smoothly and quickly :)

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  10. So, so glad you are feeling that hope and that the finish line is in sight.

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  11. continuing to pray for her safe arrival...

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  12. Yay, Frostina - what a cutie! Glad she is growing well. Sounds like she and I might share a birthday :)

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  13. She is precious... and I am so happy for your hope!!!!!!!!!

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  14. Amazing. What a joy to see the details of her little face more clearly, too. Wishing you the very, very best. I found you via Blow Your Own Blog Horn.

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