Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Phone Call

I called the nurse messaging center this morning, because I had some questions about my gestational sac measurements. Dr. Long had mentioned that it was measuring behind but didn't tell me how far behind. I had plenty of time to sit down and ask all my questions. I hoped by talking to this nurse (who was very nice) I would get a better understanding, and I would be able to put my worries to rest. Well, I understand better, but my worries are now magnified.

First, I asked her baby and sac measurments.

Baby: (measured twice yesterday) 7 weeks 6 days and 8 weeks 0 days

Gestational Sac: Last weeks visit 4/12: 5 weeks 4 days Yesterday 4/20 6 weeks 1 day

Next, I asked her if she though the bleed could cause the small sac. She said no.

Then, I asked what risks were associated with a small sac. She said, with sympathy, that a lot of times it could mean miscarriage. She said it didn't always mean miscarriage, but often it does. She told me that I should try to remain positive, and that as long as baby and sac keep growing we had a good chance, and that they were just going to continue to monitor me closely.

Needless to say I'm terrified. I'm trying to find the courage to just let go and let God, but I find myself thinking that I've worked way to hard at this for it to be taken away. Please continue to pray for us.


  1. oh Rachel....I am praying. If you haven't read Fearless by Max would be a PERFECT time to read it. HUGS!

  2. Rachel,

    I'm lifting you up right now. I know you are scared out of your mind and don't have any great words of advice, but will continue to pray for you and your hubby.

    Much Love

  3. Thats so scary Rachel. Just sent a prayer up for you. Hang in there!

  4. Praying for you, girl! (I think I know what nurse you are talking about...I told her the other day that I thought she was condescending! Her name begins with a K and rhymes with Aaron ;)Hope things are looking brighter soon and keep us updated!!

  5. You and the baby are in my prayers Rachel. I'm sorry you have to go through this tough road, hopefully the way clears up soon and things are just fine. ((hugs))