Friday, December 25, 2009

It's a.................................


I went to Columbus for work the week before Christmas and decided to go to a 3d/4d ultrasound place. I didn't tell Todd I was even going. I told the u;trasound tech I wanted to know th gender, but not until I got home to find out with my husband! So on the DVD she put the gender at the end. Todd, Carter and I watched the DVD when I got home the next night and found out the good news. We shared with our parents and siblings at Christmas.... We are so excited to welcome Hannah Eileen Frank into our family!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Good news

Well I got word from my MRI that there doesn't seem to be a tear. It looks like I have a Bakers's Cyst under my knee cap. I am going to start some physical therapy next week!

Thursday, December 10, 2009


First, the MRI. It went well, I laid on a teeny tiny table for 30 min, perfectly still with my knee locked in some sort of contraption. It wasn't too bad though, only half of my body went in and I had earplugs because the machine is so loud. I was done in about 45 min all together.

I saw Dr Domingo today. He came in the room dancing, gave me a big hug and told me how excited he was for us that we are expecting again! Baby's heartbeat was 160, which is in the "girl" range in terms of the old wives tales. I measured right on for 14weeks and 2 days. Everyone in his office is so great, they were all excited that I was back, and PREGNANT!

I kinda have to laugh though, they have a new receptionist, and as I checed in, she asked me if I brought in my first morning urine. I said no, I didn't know I was supposed to. She said in a somewhat snarky voice, well, I hope you haev to go becasue we need a pregnancy test to confirm before we can do anything. I kinda laughed and said oh so my last 10 weeks worth of ultrasounds aren't good enough? One of the nurses stepped in and said, she is 14 weeks pregnant, she is coming from a fertility specialist, she is pregnant for sure.

He said that I am not a candidate for a VBAC (vaginal birth after cecarean) because I had such a hard time with Carter. He said I never made it past 7cm and he had to use the vacuum to get him out during the c section, so it will be a scheduled c section. They typically do them in the 39th week. Looks like we get to pick our baby's birthday the first week of June.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009


Haha not really but today I was released from Dr Nash and am back with Dr. Domingo! No more driving 40 min to doctor apts! I had my final apt today, baby looks great. There is a 1 in 10,000 chance baby will have Downs Syndrome, and 1 in 15,000 change for Trisomy 13 or 18. Praise the Lord! This is such great odds!

I had an ultrasound and baby was moving all around. He said he couldn't tell us the gender yet. We found out Carter was a boy at 14 weeks 5 days, I am 14weeks 3 days....... I think he just didn't look to be honest.

I go back to Dr. Domingo in the morning and I have my MRI tonight. I will post more after my appointment tomorrow!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

We've hit a speed Bump

Well I hurt my knee in July, the Dr said it was fluid behind my knee, gave me an anti inflammatory for it and sent me on my way. Well it never really healed, and lately it's been locking up on me and sometimes giving out. not to mention it often hurts. I went back to my primary care yesterday and he did an exam that showed there is still fluid in there, and there is some popping and grinding going on. He said he really feels that I tore off some cartilage and it's just floating around in there. This normally is repaired surgically. Well, the kicker is since I am pregnant he had to call the Radiologist to see if they would even do an MRI on me since I am pregnant. I got a call yesterday afternoon we are set for launch, I have one scheduled Wednesday evening.

I see Dr Nash for the last time tomorrow morning. He is then releasing me back to Dr. Domingo, whom I see Thursday morning at 7:50! Things might finally slow down when it comes to baby dr apts. But I fear if I have to have surgery then I will be spending the next few months in doctor apts!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

"So how are you feeling"?

I think I've heard this about a million times in the last few weeks. The truth is I feel MUCH better than I did in the beginning. I found out I was pregnant when I was about 4 weeks. When I hit 5 weeks it all went downhill. I started not feeling great, a little queazy here and there. By 6 weeks I was sick morning, noon, and night. I was unable to eat, and I threw up brishing my teeth, walking to my car, pretty much whenever the urge hit I couldn't stop it.

Around 11 weeks I slowly started feeling better, felt good all morning and afternoon until around 3pm, then I was not feeling well the rest of the night. I am now 13 weeks and feel pretty good 99% of the time. I am still 3lbs under when I found out I was pregnant, but I lost 6 total. So that's not too shabby. About this time with Carter I had already gained 6ish pounds.

Everything this pregnancy is different. I can only think I am having a girl. We will see!

Another area of concern is my knee. I hurt my knee at work in July. I went to the doctor and there was a good bit of fluid behind my knee. They didn't do anything in terms of Xray or MRI. Well, 5 months later, it still hurts. I am afraid as I progress this pregnancy, and gain the inevitable weight, it will only get worse. Plus chasing after a toddler, it won't get better on it's own, you would think after 5 months it would have if it was going to. So I have an apt to see my doctor on Monday. I don't know what, if anything, they can do since I am pregnant but we will see!


That's what we will call baby for now, until we know if baby is a girl or boy. I really think I am having a girl. I have thought that all along. Mostly because this pregnancy is drastically different than the first time around.

I am still seeing Dr. Nash, until next week when he will release me back to Dr. Domingo. I have been monitored very closely, every week at first with ultrasounds and now every 2 weeks, still with ultrasounds everytime. I think I've seen this baby on the screen as much as I saw Carter in my entire pregnancy! I'm not complaining, it's amazing to watch it grow from a tiny little blob intoa real baby.

I went on Monday for an NT test. This test is made up of an ultrasound that measure the back of the neck and take blood from me. This test is used to get a percentage of a chance that baby has chromosomal defects or Downs Syndrome.

I did this test when I was pregnant with Carter, it was optional. This time around I wasnt given a choice. I would have chose to do it anyway. I want to be prepared in the event there is a posibility. If results come back with a high likelihood we are given the choice to do an amnio or CVS. We will cross that bridge if we get there.

I go back to the doctor next Wed for results.