Well, we had our growth scan today. Baby is looking mostly good. His head measured 40 weeks...lol...good lord!!! His stomach measured right on schedule at 35 weeks and 3 days. However, his legs measured about 32 weeks, and he was under the 15th percentile for that measurement. Combined, he was just above the 40th percentile, and weighs approximately 6 pounds. He was FINALLY more head down today but we are going to recheck in 1 1/2 to 2 weeks. The doctor had some concerns about the growth so he said he's not suggesting going to due date or after. He is going to consult with Dr. Gordan today and discuss with him when we should take the little man. However, the good news is, I'll be term...or mostly term. We'll do another scan in about 2 weeks and decide at that point if it will be in our interest to take him out due to growth. However, at this point, he thinks he can do a little more growing in the next two weeks. So, good news, but bad news...unless my water breaks before then...which I doubt...lord knows I'm not that lucky. I have officially gained 12 pounds...which isn't so bad either..but still enough to need to loose after. The doctor did however say that he will for sure be bigger than my son...which we figured...and he's also swallowing and his one kidney is working well. He also suggested a fetal ultrasound after the baby is born to be sure the kidneys are functioning how they are suppose to be due to the SUA cord. BUT, he thinks everything will be fine and he will be overall healthy!!! Wow, what a relief...a healthy baby...really? I guess we'll see what happens after birth and how his breathing is. There is always a small percent his breathing could need some assistance, just like the other two babies. BUT, I'm hoping that this won't happen this time around. I have another ob appointment on Tuesday with Dr. Gordan and we will discuss what Dr. Larson discussed with me. I think either way, he'll be farther along gestation than both my other babies...which in itself...is great! On a side note, my urine was completely clean and normal..which is RARE for me...if you know me at all! He said my kidneys could start hurting but at this point, we are finally making progress and my kidneys should not cause any problems!!! I'm also super excited for my party, we've had a lot of people say they are coming, and it will be nice to see all my family and visit with everyone! Hand sanitizer here we come!!!
On a more positive note, I'm officially a graduate of MSU. I am just waiting on my license and my degree. Took long enough right? I'm super excited to finally be done...and have a great job!
Super excited to meet my little boy and see who he looks like! Name to be announced at birth...hehe!!!
Welcome to my blog. Over the next few weeks, you will see several changes. I will start talking about life as I see it, and how I attribute my ideas into works of art. I will also post progress on my newly found scrapbooking room. I couldn't be more excited for it to finally be getting organized and for me to finally have my own space! Please feel free to message me with questions or please take a look at all my work and I hope you find my work as I do. Just remember, create!
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Well, here I am...still pregnant! He is definitely growing, and the doctor says that he is certain that he will be bigger than Aiden. Great! It took awhile to find the heart beat, which was a bit scary for both of us...he said that doesn't usually happen to him...he blamed it on him being late into my appointment. My kidneys are doing well, and no UTI's so far, which is great! He is fairly certain I can make it to at least 38 or 39 weeks, which is still farther than both my children! I'm hoping my water just breaks on its own at 38 weeks though, because I am tired...and want my body back...but...whenever he's ready I guess. I see Dr. Larson again in two weeks for another growth scan, that's when we'll decide if the umbilical cord is going to hold up for the remaining couple weeks, or if it will be time to pull the plug. Hopefully, the cord and placenta will still be functioning ok with the one vessel. But, my hopes are high that this baby will be healthier. I feel as though he is healthier, he kicks much harder, almost so hard that he shakes my whole body! He's bigger than Aiden already which tell me he's doing well. He's been less active today so that made me worry a bit, but I'm thinking it will be ok. Anyways, I'm excited things are going well.
Internship is officially done as of next week. Then, better news! I got hired on as a full time counselor! I'll officially be getting paid to give people advice...yay! I do love my job and I hope everything works out well. I am going to the MARRCH conference in two weeks and I'm excited...I hear it's very good. Hopefully Jon can manage with the kids...eeeek!
So far I've read Twilight, New Moon, and am about half way through Eclipse. I'm really liking them more now. I can't wait to finish Eclipse...but, tiredness has been playing a role in my reading lately.
Maddy and Aiden seem to be doing well. Maddy is doing well in gymnastics and school, dance is still a struggle, but we will see. Aiden has been getting up more at night, I think he has an ear infection, but he seems ok otherwise! I love them both but hope their attitudes stay in check when the new baby boy comes.
I'll be doing a lot of cleaning and organizing in the next couple week. That reminds me, I need to upload new pics of the nursery and the switched remodeled rooms. That was hell in a handbag, but it's finished and the crib is up! Now, I just have to hang all the baby' clothes as I finally have them all washed. I'm getting excited, and just hope he's healthy! I got my breast pump so I can finally stop worrying about that! Now I just have to worry about bills and trying to get my first paycheck in so I can afford a few more baby things.
Anyways, I'm exhausted, I worked 12 hours today and still managed to do a few things at home. Upload more pics soon!