Tuesday, July 06, 2010

One Healthy Baby

We had our appointment today. We met Dr. W and she was amazing, incredibly kind and empathetic. The appointment started with an u/s to see what was going on inside there. Well, Dr. W. said that she saw early onset TTTS with the twins. One was moving all over the place while the other was barely moving. This one was stuck in place with very little amnio fluid and a very small sac. She said that based on the u/s that she would recommend reduction.

We went forward with the procedure which was done with great care and compassion. It took about 50 minutes to be completed. At the end we were able to see our healthy baby happily floating around, scrathing its head and waving to us. We got a picture of the baby facing the u/s wand and it looks like it's waving at us. Very cute.

It's been a very long day full of tears and emotion. H and I are now looking forward to our due date and keeping the hope of bringing home a healthy baby in our hearts.

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

I was thinking about you guys all day. Thank God you were able to go ahead with it today and that all went well. Glad that you had a compassionate doc to help you through. Take care of yourself. You, H, and baby are in my thoughts and prayers.
Kathy

PurpleDogMommy said...

I've been checking to see what would happen...I can't imagine how hard that was to make that decision. I wish I knew you in person, I'd just give you the biggest hug. And cry with you too.

May the rest of your pregnancy be a breeze!

Fran said...

You've been in my thoughts so much, I can only imagine how difficult the day was but you came through it and you have a real chance of a very healthy pregnancy! big hugs, Fran

brneydgirl said...

I have been thinking about you all day. What a difficult descision to make. I'm glad everything went well. My thoughts and prayers are with you and our dear husband.

S said...

I am still so sorry that you had to make this difficult decision. I am simultaneously glad, though, to hear that your singleton is still going strong.

Here's hoping that you have a healthy and uncomplicated pregnancy from here on out to term

ks said...

Ohhh Sweet G! I'm so sorry. It warms me to know that they took such good care of you and your DH. Take care of yourselves. Enjoy your week away next week. All my very best to you!

Valery said...

keeping the hope and the memories for you too.
hugs

Phoebe said...

I'm so glad you were treated with kindness and compassion, because this was an incredibly difficult position you were placed in. I'm so sorry for your loss. Huge hugs to you and your husband. I hope the rest of your pregnancy is uneventful. Thank you for being so courageous to share your journey with us.

Dreams and False Alarms said...

I woke up thinking of you today. I am so glad to hear you and your children were treated with such care and compassion. I wish you all health, peace and a long uneventful pregnancy.

Kath said...

Oh, Sweet Georgia, I am so sorry about this sad turn of events and about that impossibly hard decision. You must be hurting so much. I hope you are hanging in there, and I wish you the very best for a long, healthy and boring pregnancy from here on in.

Big hug.

Kate said...

So glad to hear everything went smoothly. And I'm also glad that Dr W was able to confirm the rightness of your decision. I think I even know her (first name starts with a W?). She really is lovely.
Hope things are still going well and that you have another appointment soon to reconfirm that all is well with your baby, and that your pregnancy is soon-to-be low risk.

Cathy said...

So sorry that you had to go through that but glad to hear that it went okay. Very nice that the baby was waving in the U/S, it's like he or she was trying to tell you they were okay!
Keeping my fingers crossed for you that everything else goes as smooth as possible until you hold that babe in your arms.

babyrecipe said...

I'm so sorry it came down to this. I've been offline for a week or so and this is not what I wanted to hear. Tough situation and decision to make. Sounds like you were in amazing hands. Take care of yourself and the little one. Praying for you!