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Western North Dakota , United States
My husband, Allen, and I are high school sweet hearts. We started dating Sep.99'- I kind of followed Allen home one day, and never did leave, is Allen's story. November 02' we were engaged, and on November 22,2003 - we were married. Having been married for 6 years in 2009, marked the 5th year we had been trying to start our family. With the referral of a Fertility Specialist from a friend, our IUI attempts ended up being a complete success despite my doubts. We welcomed our sweet little girl, Hayleigh into the world on June 30,2010 at 6:28am after 37wks and 1 day of gestation. She weighed 7lbs 14oz and was 20 in long. We found out that we were Baby #2 on April Fool's Day- a complete surprise! Reid Allen was born 11/13/12 3:24am 9lbs 8.2oz 21", after 38wks 5 days. Our 3rd baby, Eva Jane, was born on April 19, 2015 after suffering a pregnancy loss June of 2014. We are currently anxiously awaiting baby #4 due 2 days before Eva's birthday, so we are having Irish Twins! Our family is so blessed and happy to be growing!

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Catching up with Baby Georgie

I know it has been a long time since I've been on here. We've all been doing fine- including baby Georgie. I finally had my first appointment with my OB on the 3rd of December- which was about all canceled. My OB I was assigned was out on an emergency, so they wanted to cancel my appointment after we arrived. I told them I needed to see someone since my last appointment was just with the nurse and financial advisor in October. They set me up with another OB there. I was prepared for just a normal regular belly check appointment followed later by anatomy scan ultrasound. I ended up getting another pap done, blood draw, and first round of glucose test done.

This whole pregnancy I've been pretty lean- I started over 10lbs less than where I had with my three previous pregnancies, but yet this OB that was the same size as me told me we should reschedule my anatomy scan for 2 weeks out since I was healthy in the middle. Yep, she really did say that.... I was 18 weeks 4 days at the appointment. I told her I was more lean than I had been with Hayleigh and Reid at that point, and we did not have any problems, and on top of that we would be out of state until the 3rd of January. She agreed to let me go ahead and do the ultrasound, and if we could not get good measurements we would then follow up with another scan when we got back.

The ultrasound went very well, kids behaved very good. We did get a good look at Georgie, the ultrasound tech was very nice. Everything looked great, and we managed to get 3D/4D images of Georgie, whom we found out is a GIRL we have decided to name Eva. I wanted to kick that OB in the ass after we got out of there- of course she was no where to be seen. We went home and announced Georgie aka Eva was a Girl from news of our Elf Santa Baby.

 A little over a week later, we had a Trisomy 18 scare. On the ultrasound, they found a cyst on her brain that is commonly associated with Trisomy 18. I had called my OB office after I was notified via email my lab results were in, but were not posted. I figured I had failed my first glucose test (they do 2 here- an early and a late one). I was not notified prior and did not feel like taking the same test back to back on monthly visits. I received a phone call back from the nurse and the nurse whom my husband is now upset with proceeded to give me the run down about Trisomy 18, and how we needed further testing. That was all she told me, so instead of doing an amnio I went with the simple blood test first to see what the results would bring back- if they were not good, I would follow up with an amnio. I went in that same day- this was approx. a week after my appointment and had them draw my blood. I was told it would take 2 weeks to get results back, so I was figuring on Christmas or after. I was really worried about it all since Allen's half brother after him was born with Trisomy 13. (different dad). I did a lot of researching about Trisomy 18, and found that the other markers for it were low growth rate, organs not developing correctly, etc. Eva was ahead of the mark on growth, measuring a week further out, and her organs looked perfectly healthy. I decided for the hay of it I would call the OB up before we left for our trip back to Illinois for Christmas, to see if they received the results. The receptionist was of no help- made a big deal about the nurse should have called me with results like that they received 2 days prior. So, there I sat for 10 minutes waiting for the nurse to call me back. There really should be a book or training for OBGYN ettiquite towards patients. The nurse called me back promptly, and told me the results were negative for Trisomy 18, and we were indeed 100% sure having another girl.

So, anyway, everything with Eva is going just fine. She's been kicking and squirming a lot, and does not like the fetal Doppler I have we use to check on her from time to time- usually kicking it off of my belly. And, I've also had Braxton Hicks contractions since 16 wks pretty intense some days as well.

I am now 24 weeks, 1 day with Eva who should be measuring between 1-1/2 to 2lbs right now. My next appointment is tomorrow at 1pm. I'm planning on asking for another scan to make sure the cyst has gone away, which in cases like mine over 90% of them do. The following are some of the pictures we have of Ms Eva. I'll follow this post up with a Christmas post over our visit back to Illinois.


kids announcing Evas a Girl


from my 8wk 4 day ultrasound Sept 30th

Heartbeat was 174 bpm


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