Wednesday, February 3, 2010

This Morning

My mom and I met with the specialist ( alex came with ). We got there around 8am and I had blood work 1st. Then we went up to the perinatal center and I had another Bio Physical Profile done on our little lady and then we met with one of the specialist. I can't remember his name and I don't know if we will ever see him again, they have 6 different Dr.'s that rotate through there and so it is different daily/weekly.

Our little lady passed her test, she scored 8 of 8 which is obviously perfect.

The ultrasound tech saw her move a bunch, we watched her practice her breathing motions, I have a 10 when it comes to my amniotic fluid and the blood flow from placenta to baby was fine.

She had her hands in front of her face for most of this ultra sound, so no sucking on her toes this time. Last night she was moving like a wild lady, there was a good 10 minutes solid that she was doing turns, flips, kicks, splits! You name it I am pretty sure she tried doing it inside my belly.

When the specialist came in we had a few questions for him. He answered everything and I feel better about knowing it all but I am ready to have her out in this world where I know she is ok. I feel like my belly is not a very safe place for her and that things can turn for the worse at any moment.

We talked about my itching and how the medication I am on will help it but not take it away. My bile acid levels are high and the bile is not being broken down so it is basically in my skin and system and that is what is making me itch as well as causing the issues with the baby. The itching will continue but everything will go back to normal once the baby is born.

This is not something we have to worry about once she is out in this world. It is not something that will affect her after she is born. The only time we would have to worry about this again is if Chad and I choose to have another baby, then there is a 70% chance that this would happen to me again .

We need to worry about STILL BIRTH, we need to make sure she is moving and passing her BPP ( what we had today ) and we need to deliver her at 36 weeks. Still Birth is the issue and this is why they want me to be induced at 36 weeks.

We also talked about doing the Amnio test to make sure her lungs are ready and he said that he will HIGHLY recommend to my OBGYN that she does not do that test. I was told that I would have this test so I was kind of surprised. He said that at 36 weeks she is better off out in the world in the care of the doctors and nurses then inside my stomach. He feels that if they do that test and her lungs aren't ready they will second guess inducing me.

So everything looked great today and we got some questions answered. It is still a mystery to me how this only happens to .5% of pregnant women in the US and I am one of them. I should figure though, seems like something always has to go wrong for me.

I will be back to see my OBGYN on Tuesday. I will have a bunch of stuff done and I am hoping she will check me to see if I am dilated at all. This would be the appointment when she should start doing that so I want to make sure that she does. I will also talked to her about being induced the week of February 22nd. It is not that far off and I would like to get it scheduled as soon as we can.

We still don't know a name yet and I am starting to think we wont have one narrowed down until she is here. I keep changing my mind thinking I love the name and then I don't like it so much.

My in-laws are coming this weekend. It is Grandpa Mick's Birthday and it will be great to have them at our house and help take my mind off this a little. I can maybe get things more ready for the baby to come and maybe make a few things or have help making a few things!

Your thoughts and prayers are still greatly appreciated. I am so grateful for all my friends and family and all of the wonderful ladies I have met through this blog!


Tina Fisher said...

I had those ultra sounds with Henry (Pre-eclampsia).

I am glad everything went well and can't wait for your 36th week delivery. Sounds like there really isn't any point in an amnio...yeah for you...but's easy peasy.

Can't wait to hear what you two decide for the name.

Meant to be a mom said...

What a beautiful little face she has. I love that you get to see her atleast, thats maybe a good thing right???

I know things aren't in the clear by no means, but I'm glad they are checking you so often and are fully aware of what is going on. I am definitely still praying for you guys.

Stephanie said...

Oh hon I'm so happy you got some answers today and that your precious little girl is doing well right now.

I know you're relieved you don't have to have the amnio done-that is a scary thing.

You're still in my prayers and will remain there!