Tuesday, May 15, 2012

The Ultrasound, a mixed bag

We had our ultrasound today to check on the IUD device. I walked in feeling like I was a contestant on that old game show, Press Your Luck (no whammies no whammies no whammies!) I had a dream last night that when I went in today, they say not one but two babies in me. It was  catastrophic for us and where we thought our life was headed. Chris says the dream was just a premonition that our next pregnancy (the surrogacy) will be twins.  At the end of the appointment, I am left feeling a bit of mixed emotion. Here's Why.

***Warning, Biological talk coming***

The Good
According to Dr. Little, I have a "textbook" uterus for an IUD device. His exact words were, "It couldn't look any better if it tried." Which is great news. It means that there are no babies in there now, and won't be until we're ready. My uterus is large enough for the device and accepting it well. This makes me happy as this is the easiest, most pain free birth control I've ever been on. It. Is. Amazing.

The Bad??? Maybe the indifferent...
The IUD is able to be left in place for up to 10 years. Dr. Little asked me how long I planned on leaving it in, and I told him anywhere from 12-18 months. I reminded him that we want to be a surrogate family sometime next year. To which he said, "Well, your uterus is greatly tipped." He didn't say if that was a pro or con for me.. but it left me feeling very nervous.I have been told and read that just because you were able to birth your own children, doesn't mean you're an ideal candidate for surrogacy.. I did a quick internet search and found opposing articles. Apparently only 20% of women have a titled uterus... and I am troubled by Dr. Littles inflection of "very titled". Some of the articles say the inclined uterus means its difficult to place an egg inside, others saying it should have no effect. Here is a pretty nuetral article.

Anyway, that's the round up on my visit. Kids are sleeping, better go clean house or log in and do some work while I can.

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