Friday, June 24, 2016
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Earlier I posted that we had some drama with our 20 week anatomy ultrasound. We had it done the day before we left for France and my mom and Jude came with us to see the baby. During the ultrasound everything looked and seemed fine and we didn't have any concerns beyond any travel tips from the doctor. After the ultrasound we had a quick appointment with one of the midwives who informed us that they had found a white spot on Noah's chest wall that shouldn't be there. They said they weren't sure what it was, that it seemed to be bone but maybe not. They said that they didn't think it was a big deal but they wanted us to see a specialist when we got back just to be sure. So we were a little worried but they assured us that they were just being cautious.
When we got back from France, S had 3-4 missed calls and messages from the specialist asking her to call and make an appointment. When she got ahold of someone Wednesday afternoon they insisted that they had to see us right away and got her in for 8am the next morning. Their urgency of course made us really worried and googling what we thought was going on didn't make things any better. So we show up early the next morning and they do AN HOUR AND A HALF LONG ultrasound. They remeasured everything and double checked everything. Then the specialist came in and he did ANOTHER ultrasound. In the end they didn't find anything. Our Doctor didn't send over any images for them to look at and after looking all over they didn't see anything at all out of the ordinary. Then the specialist went into a laundry list of all of S's risk factors and how they could impact the baby, like how having an higher BMI could lead to a late term still birth, which was a bit much. In the end they told us that even thought they don't think anything is wrong they are going to co manage S with our OB and so we will see them again next month for what I'm sure will be more ultrasounds.
Of course we are so happy everything seems fine with Noah, but I think they could have handled things a bit better at the specialist. There was no need for them to make us so worried. I'm sure it was partly because we didn't call them back for a week to schedule, them not knowing we were out of the country, but still.
Wrapping up a few ultrasound pics from the specialist and S's 23 week photo. Next week she gets to go in and do her glucose test (they are doing it early), so the fun never stops!
Monday, June 13, 2016
Our week in Cannes, France was amazing! S won the trip through work so it was all paid for by them, which to me makes it even more fun! We stayed right on the beach in a beautiful hotel.
It was a perfect 70-75 degrees the whole time we were there. S handled all of the traveling pretty well with her compression socks, lots of snacks, and a small travel fan. Strangely enough non of the French people we met at all of the events and restaurants could understand why being pregnant would mean she wouldn't want to drink. Especially at the fancy free dinners where the drinks were limitless. They really wanted her to at least have some white wine! So funny.
I had to do the drinking for the both of us.
It was lovely wandering the streets of Cannes and seeing the open market where we got the best raspberries I've ever eaten, stopping at little cafes for lunch and just people watching in general.
Of course my favorite part was all of the pastry shops and desserts. This place was pure heaven.
The caramel ones were to die for.
One of the last nights we were there we had dinner in a castle that S's company had rented out for the night! It was so pretty and when we arrived they had the red carpet rolled out and waiters standing with trays of champagne! I've never felt more glamorous.
Our last day we decided to just relax and enjoy the beach. The water was cold but the sun was warm so we napped and read and lazed about. We had a very fancy lunch out on the beach was well. It was a pretty perfect way to end the trip.
Friday, June 10, 2016
So we are back from France and had an amazing time! I'll have to post a recap of it soon. Also we got our 20 week ultrasound and got refereed to a specialist. Everything is fine, thank goodness, so I'll post more about that later as well. So many things to tell you all! But all I have time for right now is the 20 and 21 week photos.