Shannon Falls, August 2012

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Slight Spinal Scare

Whew! Okay, so before you worry, let me explain. We had to go Friday so the ultrasound tech could check out Hayden's head and spine. The way he was positioned last month made it impossible for her to check out these two. I don't know why this past week Dr. Sams's office was so backed up, but we waited (and waited and waited) both times we went. I guess we were making up for all those appointments where we went right on back! Finally, we got to go to the ultrasound room. The tech had to shake Hayden and wake him up. It was AMAZING to watch him move on the screen and feel him at the same time. It confirmed that those flutters I "thought" were him really were. But I digress. She got about 3 good shots of Hayden's spine but could never capture his head. Then she said, "Let me go check with Dr. Sams and make sure this all he needs." No big deal. David and I are chatting about Hayden, and I was relieved to see him again. When she returned, she remarked, "I'm going to put y'all in a room. Dr. Sams wants to see you before you leave." I'm starting to internally panic because she printed out an extra sheet with all sorts of shorthand code about what she saw on the monitor. We sat and sat and sat in our room. Dr. Sams finally made it to see us; he came in and made small talk, and I couldn't stand it any longer. So I asked, "Is there something wrong with the baby?" He shook his head and said, "Absolutely not. The spine looks perfect. I just didn't realize you had seen the NP so many times lately and I wanted to talk to you." WHEW!!! I know David and I both visibly relaxed. I was sitting on the table just praying for the strength to handle whatever news about our baby's spine or position the dr. was going to share. I'm so thankful for such a healthy and easy pregnancy thus far. I still can't believe another human life is growing inside of me!