Tuesday, March 20, 2007

The Little Fetbryo That Could

Three heartbeats today.

Three strong, beautiful heartbeats.

Dr. Amazing said we'll take it one day at a time but if it comes to it, he'd like me to consider selective reduction. His concern, of course, is how to ensure a healthy and safe pregnancy for me, and how to maximize the odds of having healthy babies. Halachically, this is a grey area and depends on individual circumstances. Emotionally, for me, this is also a grey area. Physically, it's very black and white. But we have a couple of weeks before we could have that conversation anyway. Dr. Amazing's hope is that one way or another, this will result in a healthy twin pregnancy for me.

I go back in a week.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

You sound very calm today.

Would the issue of selective reduction be more appropriate to discuss, if and when the time comes, in consultation with the type of high-risk specialist another commenter described last week?

SaraS-P said...

wow. what a wild ride this is shaping up to be.

I hope things work out, even if you have to make difficult decisions.

decemberbaby said...

Wow. Wow. Wow.

I hope that it turns out exactly the way you want it, without having to make any really gut-wrenching decisions.

And I'm still very excited for you.

Anonymous said...

Wow. Three heartbeats. Just wow.

Erin said...

How incredible and scary, and what a tough decision you may have to make. I'm glad to hear that everyone looks strong and healthy right now.

Artblog said...

Three!!! You do sound calm! Good luck...

Hopeful Mother said...

One day at a time - definitely the right approach. You will make the decisions if/when they are necessary.

Best of luck.

Adrienne said...

That's amazing and wonderful, Karen. And whatever will be, will be.

Monica said...

Wow. Take all the time you can to decide. In the meantime, lots of luck and best wishes!!

Marie-Baguette said...

I am thinking of you and wanted to thank you for your comment on my blog. I hope your wish for twins will come true. I If you have any question about my experience you can write to me at marie-baguette at hotmail dot com. Also I have to warn you that going public with my decision to have a reduction attracted a few very nasty comments. I hope you won't get those, but just be prepared. Take care.