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After an 8 year battle with infertility and countless struggles, our family is finally complete. This blog chronicles the journey it took for us to start and build the family we always wanted. Background on the blog (started in 2012, just days before I found out the embryo transfer for our son worked).... I decided to start a blog after realizing I have only been able to make it through my TWW's (two week waits) with the help of Google and with the openness of other women suffering from infertility sharing their own stories and giving others hope. I have time and time again found my exact symptoms on other women's blogs and felt an overwhelming sense of calmness they provided me. I thought it was time to pay it forward and hopefully provide this same thing to other women on their own journeys.

Monday, July 18, 2016

23w6d - MFM update

Mike and I went to Pittsburgh this past Friday to check on Baby B's (our boy) velamentous cord insertion issue.  The sono tech there, too, had the HARDEST time finding either baby's cord insertion.  After almost 30 minutes of combined cord insertion finding time, Macgee's hospital concluded that Baby B's cord is normal (not marginal, nor VCI) and that Baby's A's cord is actually marginal (attached to the side of the placenta instead of the middle, but not as bad as VCI) and that her cord is super close to my cervix (this is the bad part).   We go back to Pittsburgh on Wednesday, August 3 (about 3 weeks from the first visit) to check things out again and hopefully get a better look (though as the babies get bigger, finding cord insertions gets harder).

Needless to say, one of the sono techs was completely wrong.  VCI doesn't resolve itself.  So either the Erie sono tech was completely wrong or the Pittsburgh sono tech was completely wrong.  I mean, I'd like to side with the Pittsburgh tech since that puts Baby B in a much safer place, however, I saw with my own eyes the sonogram on the TV while the Erie sonographer was doing it.  It clearly looked like a VCI.  So who knows.  I just got to keep believing my babies will be safe in my arms one day.

The babies' stats at 23.5 weeks:

Baby A
HR 153bpm
Head 23w4d-23w6d
Belly 23w3d
Head trace 24w0d
1lb 5oz (27th % percentile)

Baby B
HR 140bpm
Head 23w1d to 24w0d
Head trace 23w6d
Belly 23w6d
1lb 7oz (42nd % percentile)

1 comment:

  1. So happy he was wrong! You know with my twins they said the cord was inserted on the side, not centered and then later they said it was infact normal! They always get things wrong and it only makes you worry! Hang in there! You are less than half-way done!