|Progress report in my pink book.|
Baby is 18 weeks today, almost reaching 19 weeks.
Went to my postponed HKL appointment, only to find out all the consultants have gone for a conference. apparently the nurses couldnt contact me. boohoo.
Good thing i work at the same place. i couldnt imagine taking leave and coming just to find out that the appointment's been cancelled.
The staff nurses were being kind (probably because it's their fault that i wasnt informed properly), asking me whether would it be ok to let one of the experienced medical assistant scan for me just to check on the fetal heart rate. I thought, ok why not...rather than nothing. maybe i can slow talk him to check on the cord around neck situation.
He was good at it no doubt, measured the head and whatever else they do (didn't explain to me). then he asked me if i've been doing heavy duty stuff cuz my placenta looks like it's sitting a little bit lower. my baby looks like he/she is in a sitting position, with the but in the lower groove of the womb (or placenta. i dunno, confused atm). he said it's just lower down, but not a low lying placenta. and i'm not bleeding so i guess it's still okay.
Cord is still around neck. sigh. but still 1 loop, so it's still okay as in it hasnt gotten worse. though i was wishing he/she has swam out of it by now..baby refused to move even though the med assistant pressed hard n moved the transducer to and fro quickly. so he couldn't confirm the gender.
So i left a little bit worried again, what, now i have an almost low lying placenta? how can u restrict yourself from doing work or walk fast when you work in a hospital like this? anyhow i'm still putting on faith...waiting for the appointment with consultant on tuesday. hoping for some good news. shall ask him if the placenta is something to be worried about.
As a mom-to-be, working in a hospital and hearing a lot of coincidental accidents at birth where the mother has absolutely no control of.....one can be just as paranoid after each ultrasound session. is my baby moving well? is baby of the right size? is placenta ok? is the brain functioning normally? is the cord supplying enough oxygen? is there enough amniotic fluid? all these things that you can only pray for because there's nothing at all you can do if anything goes wrong.....so i'm praying really hard this baby is a healthy one. girl or boy, really doesnt matter.
I didnt ask the MA to print out the baby picture, cuz i'm hoping to see the consultant on tuesday. plus Dr Baskaran printed such a beautiful photo of the baby at 13 weeks. fingers crossed. ok no. insyaAllah, he's around and not busy on tuesday.
Till next update,