Friday, September 23, 2005

Spudly's First Report Card

We had our antenatal review appointment yesterday, at which I was to get the all-clear for using the Birthing Centre, and get the results of the NT scan.

Important matters first:
  • Nuchal fold measured 2.5mm, which is within tolerance.
  • My risk of Downs Syndrome is 1:759, half the normal risk for my age group. Awesome.
  • We heard Spudly's heartbeat again, this time a more sedate 153bpm. Seems it didnt appreciate the full bladder on Tuesday. Well, neither did I!
  • Crown to rump length is 7cm.
  • Spudly is, officially, an excellent baby.
  • Next scan is on 1 November.

Now to me:
  • My blood pressure 130/80, normal for me.
  • My chest is clear.
  • The top of my uterus is now just under my belly button.
  • My paranoia about no nausea, headaches, emotional retardedness, painful tummy, various body parts going into spasm, etc is all perfectly normal and can be blamed on the progesterone. Stupid progesterone.
  • I have an extra thud in my heart, which is consistent with my mitral valve prolapse.
As a result, I have to have an Echocardiogram in 3 weeks to check there is no backflow of blood into the heart. Once we have the results of that test and the 19 week scan, they will decide on Birthing Centre or not.

But apart from my dicky heart, which isnt really all that dicky, everything is Normal.

Fancy that.

What is this "normal" of which you speak?

23 comments:

  1. A+++ for you and Spudly Panda~! :-P

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  2. Hurrah for you and Spudly. Hope you will get to be at the birthing centre and there are no issues with your heart.

    Normal is good for once :)

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  3. Yay! I hope everything goes well with the echo and that you will be on your way to the Birthing Centre soon!

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  4. I'm jealous of the scans, doofus!
    I'd also like to contradict what "S" said. I hope you're nowhere NEAR on your way to a birthing centre soon. March will do just fine thanks!

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  5. Yay Well done to you both on such a good report card (mine always just said "must try harder"). Very good news.

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  6. Panda, that's great news re Spudly! Good luck with the echocardiogram. I've had one of those and they're not fun but it will be good to know your heart is doing as well as the spudster.

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  7. Great news sweetie. I hope it keeps going like this.

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  8. Fab news.... and funnily.... I sent you the email about 'normal' before I read this post! See... even though we're in different phases of fertility... we can STILL share those weird little coincidences!

    Big wet caribou kiss... MWAH!

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  9. Thanks for the lovely pic of Spudly, next time try to catch him/her making a peace sign, or perhaps something a little naughtier!

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  10. woo hoooooooooo!!!! so it's not just icecream!!
    *wink*
    tee hee.
    love your guts. weekend rocked.
    xJ

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  11. Hey !! Where you at 7 days later??? me worry you know.

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  12. Worried about you as well Miss Panda. Thinking of you and hoping you are ok.

    much love.

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  13. Great news about spud and the NF scan.

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  14. Hi Panda. I hope everything's still normal. Are you okay?

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  15. Ditto, Sassy Babe... you've got some worried infertile bitches out here and we're all sort of pacing aroud your blog looking for news.

    What's up... everything ok???

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  16. I too hope everything is alright, it's the 5th.

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  17. Ok... I'm now going to stalk you until you give us some word of your well-being... I'm actually contemplated tracking down your phone number and calling you at some ungodly hour... you don't want THAT do you?

    Hon... I'm starting to think scary things... please drop just a two word note to us out here! K??

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  18. Helllooo???? Really really worried!

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  19. Hey !! Where you at 7 days later??? me worry you know.

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  20. Yay Well done to you both on such a good report card (mine always just said "must try harder"). Very good news.

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  21. Fab news.... and funnily.... I sent you the email about 'normal' before I read this post! See... even though we're in different phases of fertility... we can STILL share those weird little coincidences!

    Big wet caribou kiss... MWAH!

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  22. Hurrah for you and Spudly. Hope you will get to be at the birthing centre and there are no issues with your heart.

    Normal is good for once :)

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