Tuesday, September 22, 2015

We're Getting Close

Like...really close. 16 days close to be exact, but something tells me she's going to come sooner than that.  Fluid levels at my last check remained unchanged which was good. Of course, going down would have been better, but I can work with words like "stable" and "high side of normal."  Baby girl measured a little over 6 pounds at the last check.  My next check is tomorrow and I'm hoping for another "unchanged" fluid check and a 7 pounder in there.

Yesterday, we had a bit of a scare and I ended up in Labor and Delivery for about an hour. Sunday night, baby girl's movements were much different. It had me worried. She's usually super active after dinner and I just wasn't feeling it. Plus movements were softer and not as forceful as they used to be. I laid in bed for awhile and felt her multiple times so I figured everything was likely OK and I was just a bit nuts. Plus, I used the doppler so I knew her heart was beating away.  Then yesterday, I was feeling nauseous, and sweaty all morning. Sitting at my desk for a conference call, I thought I might melt into a puddle right in my chair. So I called the doc, explained the decreased/changed movement patter and my general "awfulness" - they sent me right to the hospital.

Thankfully, once there, a nurse found me and used the doppler right away to check on heartbeat - perfect. Then they got me a room and hooked me up for about 30 mins to monitor baby's movement and heartbeats. She did great and I got to go home after about a full hour of being there. I had to get back to work still feeling nauseous, but sucked it up. I was so relieved and my doctors are so nice- they told me never never to hesitate if I feel movement has been different. In fact, my one doc said I should have come in Sunday evening instead. "Don't mess around" were her exact words. So I won't, ever again.

Today, I'm feeling much better and looking forward to tomorrow's check on the baby. We've been doing weekly ultrasounds to check the fluid so it's great to see her each week.  A few more days to go...I can hardly believe it.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Fluid levels

Well last week's level rose by 1 point which docs still aren't worried about so I didn't have any MFM appointments. I have another check up tomorrow. Truly hoping that the fluid level went down or - at this point - is even the same as last week.  Baby girl is super active which is very reassuring...and was head down at my last appointment. Hoping she stays that way but with lots of fluid, there's room to move.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Another quick update

Some recent news about 2 good friends' miscarriages has really been weighing heavily.  Both gals had been trying for too long and these were much wanted pregnancies. I am so incredibly saddened by the news of bad stuff happening to the best people.

In other not-so-great news, my amniotic fluid levels were borderline high at my last appointment Friday so we go back Thursday for a check. If it's still borderline high, I'll go see a high-risk specialist to help me make sense of what's going on. From what my OB said, in about half of cases where this happens, there's no known reason. In the other half it can be due to gestational diabetes (which I don't have) or birth defects which neither blood work or US have been able to detect. Really hoping fluid level goes back to normal Thursday.  Baby girl was squirming around in there a lot - weighing in at 5lbs 4oz.