Wednesday, November 21, 2012

ICLW, OB Update, 25 Weeks

Hello ICLWers!  I hope that everyone visiting from the US is having a wonderful holiday, and everyone else is having an excellent week/weekend!

I'm Jamie, I'm 32 years old, married to JP  for just over 2 years (but together for 6).  I am 16 months post-op, roux-en-y (RNY) gastric bypass surgery; there's a link above if you're interested in reading more about it.  Since beginning my weight-loss journey (before pregnancy), I have lost 146 pounds.  I suffer from Non-Classic Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia (NCAH), which effects my fertility very similarly to PCOS.  Untreated it causes elevated testosterone levels, insulin resistance, anovulation, etc.   Despite these hurdles, I am 25 weeks pregnant with my first child, a little girl!  It has not been without complications.  I had some spotting scares, which were eventually explained by placenta previa.  It is improving, but isn't yet to the 2 cm away from my cervix that they want to see.  My last ultrasound also revealed that my baby girl is only in the 8th percentile for growth, so they're keeping a close eye on her.  More of my IF history and US pictures of my little peanut, if you're in to that kind of thing, can be found in the tabs toward the top of the page.  If you have any questions for me, please feel free to ask!

For those of you following along, I had an appointment with my regular OB on Monday.  It was mostly uneventful.  I've only gained another pound in 4 weeks, up 16 total.  My belly/uterus growth seems to be really close to on track, as I was measuring 24 weeks at 24 weeks, 5 days.  I have no idea how accurate a tape measure on my belly is, but I digress.

He further explained, about her growth, that if she drops down to something like the 2nd or 3rd percentile, that's when they're likely to decide that she stands a better chance on the outside than on the inside.  I'm sure there's more testing involved before making that kind of decision, but time will tell.  My next growth scan is on Tuesday, and it can't get here fast enough.

Thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment!  I look forward to stopping by your home on the web!


  1. Hello from ICLW! Thanks for stopping by Gypsy Mama :) When I was in Cancun, I saw a lot of people going through gastric bypass, as this procedure is also offered through the same facilitator I went through. Good luck with everything, I am happy for you!

  2. Hi from ICLW. Really hoping you can keep her in there a bit longer.

  3. Hi from ICLW. Congratulations on your pregnancy and weight loss, sounds like you've had quite the year and a a half. I hope your little one continues to measure within the limit so she can keep cooking inside. Good luck with your pregnancy.

  4. You have been doing great so far. I hope your little girl will keep up with growth and that you may carry her until term. Happy ICLW#33

  5. Congrats on the weight loss and the pregnancy!!! Wishing you an uneventful remainder pregnancy. :-)
    Visiting from ICLW (#7)

  6. Nice to meet you! I had complete placenta previa in my last pregnancy and marginal in my first, so feel free to send me a message if you have questions you want to ask a non-medical person :) I have a ton of research. Good luck with the rest of your pregnancy.

    To encourage you: my CPP completely resolved after 32 weeks (despite a previous c-section) and my little boy's 2nd percentile head circumference resolved to 50th percentile by 8 weeks old. So many scary stories online that I thought you might like to hear a less nerve-wracking one.

  7. Forgot to say I'm visiting from ICLW (#23).

  8. Greetings from ICLW! Congrats on your pregnancy, although it doesn't sound like an easy one. I wish you the BEST of luck with your little one and that she makes it into this world safe and sound.

    I also LOVE Azara's comment above! How nice to hear a positive outcome that might be able to relieve some stress for you :)