Ok first up? Let’s discuss LOST. Who else watched last night? Yep, I did the whole marathon…watching Jimmy Kimmel’s debriefing right now. Were you happy with the ending? I want to hear your theories! Leave them in the comments and let’s hash it all out!
Outside of that, I had my OB appointment on Wednesday. I still need to scan in the ultrasound pics, so I’ll try to post those on soon. Mark and the Menininho accompanied me, because one of my girlfriends told me it might help with sibling rivalry if he came to all my appointments and saw the ultrasounds.
I really liked the Maternal Fetal Specialist Fellow who did my ultrasound. My cardiologist told me there are only a couple of fellows at a time and they attend all the births, so I’m really hoping that she will be there for mine. At first she had a hard time finding the baby, so I was holding my breath there for a few minutes. Finally it appeared: “Your baby’s just kind of a smudge today, here’s the heartbeat!, but by the time you have your NT ultrasound in a couple weeks you’ll be amazed at how much you can see,” she said.
When she left to get my doctor, I turned to Mark and said, “the baby’s name is Smudge.” And he agreed.
I am liking the doctor himself a bit better now. He’s nothing if not thoughtful. He’s putting me on baby aspirin because he’s read papers that suggest it might help prevent pre-eclampsia from happening in subsequent pregnancies and since we don’t know if I had it last time, it makes sense to be cautious. Also? HE AGREED TO MOVE FORWARD WITH MY PLANS FOR A VBAC! This is really, really, good news for me. I know he doesn’t agree with it 100%, but I appreciate that he apparently respects me enough to allow me to make my own decisions about my body. Hopefully this keeps up.
Now, I’m still early in pregnancy and there’s a lot of time for things to change that would make a VBAC too risky, but for now I believe this is what I want. And in a future post, maybe next Monday, I’m going to outline my personal risks and benefits for a VBAC verse another c-section, because Dr. Pyeritz and Dr. Liang have said there are ZERO papers on VBACs in Marfan patients and I think it needs to be talked about. I told the OB he can write a case report on my VBAC if he wants. Was that wrong to offer? Haha.