Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Baby Update

I was 25 weeks on Monday and had my regular Dr appointment yesterday morning. After 2 ugly weight gains over Thanksgiving and Christmas, I was happy with 1/2 pound in 4 weeks. I made a comment to my OB that I was not really feeling the baby move very much, but when he put the doppler on the baby went crazy. He wanted to double check with an ultrasound so I went back that afternoon and had another ultrasound. The baby is currently about 1 1/2 pounds, and is still breech and makes a "C" shape. A lot of the screen shots had a head, hand, and foot in them. lol He is still a boy, and I don't think that is going to change at this point, so I now feel confident enough to buy some clothes and wash them. lol He started moving when the ultrasound wand went on as well, but wasn't really moving before that, even after I drank a sprite. It turns out I have anteria placenta, or something like that. There is no complications, but it is attached really high and tilted back a little. An anteria placenta makes it very difficult to feel the baby, so I feel better about that. He wants me to be very mindful and pay attention to kicks, and if I haven't felt them in a while to drink a coke and lay on my left side for 2 hours with no disruptions, while that sounds nice I have no idea how to make that a reality. lol Then he wants 10 movements in 2 hours. Even when this kid is being active, I don't think he does 10 movements in 2 hours. I am just hoping this means he will be laid back, since the other 3 were soccer players well before this point. He said if I don't feel movements to call him right away, and do not go for a day with no movements.

I have my last monthly appointment in 4 weeks, and then I go to 2 weeks. I will have another ultrasound to check on the baby and then the 3 hour glucose test. I failed the 1 hour with each of the 3 kids, and had to take the 3 hours. I passed with Brandt, failed with Brayden, passed with Bryson, but was later determined I had gestational diabeties anyway. So I told him I would like to skip the 1 hour and move straight to the 3 hour. He looked at me like I was nuts, thought long and hard, but finally agreed. I hate the 3 hour, but I am thinking it is at least saving me from 4 hours total, plus it is hard to get off of work, and this way I only have to take 1 morning off. So lets pray that the baby turns himself (they want him turned by 34 weeks so we still have lots of time) and that I pass the 3 hour test.


Anonymous said...

So great to hear all is well!!!


brickmomma said...

names yet?

Kathleen said...

That's great that you got another look at him. Have you decided on a name yet?

Becky said...

Hope you are feeling OK and that baby is doing lots and lots of moving!