Friday, February 20, 2009

Pregnancy update for Real

Okay now I have a few minutes to do a real update. Let's start with an updated belly pic. YAY! You know you guys are lucky because I hate pics of myself especially looking like this. Thus the reason we have like no pics of me while I was pregnant with Myelle. Thanks for motivating me. BP is still slightly elevated even with the adjustment in my meds and I have constant headaches it seems like. The doctor told me they are now going to monitor me every week. "Okay no problem." ....Starting today. We'll be doing a NST (non-stress test) and an ultrasound every week. "Great...have you ever tried to do a non-stress test while trying to make a 2 year old behave for that whole time?" After a very stressful non-stress test we go into ultrasound and find out I have excessive amniotic fluid. The baby is practically swimming in it. Sigh. Okay so that's why I've been feeling more uncomfortable and that's why I got big so fast. (didn't know this until Mom looked it up on the internet for me. Thanks Mom!) K, and he's growing great. He's just over 5lbs. Now I thought man that boy grew fast (at my other ultrasound he was measuring a little big, but they didn't change my due date or anything and he was weighing over 2lbs then.) it wasn't until later when Mom was looking at the growth charts for me (my internet was down that night) that I realized that either I'm a lot further along than we think or I'm going to have one big baby. Alright call us if anything seems wrong and we'll see you next week. We'll be keeping a close eye on you. Okay thank you. Next time I'll be prepared and won't have a 2 year old with me and I'll have a list a mile long of questions. :D LOL

Boy what a lot to do and find out in 2 hours and my doctor wasn't very specific as to what it all meant. I know I've been through this before, but I'm not a doctor I don't know everything. :) So from what I've found and what Mom's found on the internet I'm definitely preparing for another Csection. A VBAC is still possible, but I'm thinking not likely. Thank you again for all your kind comforting words. I only cried a little bit when I talked to Mom about it. I think I'll be ready and able to handle it better this time around. LOL like that's easy with pregnancy hormones raging through your body.

I'm also thinking that this baby is a lot further along than we thought and I'm going to be having him sometime mid March. Not for sure, but that's one of the questions I'll definitely be asking the doctor on my next visit.

Soo....stay tuned for weekly updates now. :D


Sara Birch said...

Ahh, that's so tough. I cried too when I found out I had to have another cesarean. Hopefully you'll get all your questions answered. Non-stress tests aren't fun. Good luck with everything.

Jessica said...

I hope everything goes well and you both stay healthy.
I don't know what it is about c-sections {other than intense pain and long recovery and total body destruction} that makes me feel so guilty. Like it is our fault we can't push babies through our birth canals! Haha..
We'll be praying for you! And thanks for the comment. It buoyed me up.