Friday, May 28, 2010

Baby Update

Tomorrow I will be 31 weeks pregnant with my Sweet Danielle (Dani). Yesterday morning I had a growth ultrasound to make sure she was on track.

Dani currently weighs in at 3lbs 2oz ... give or take a few ounces in either direction. :) Head and belly measured in on track but femur (leg bone) and humerus (arm bone) where measuring 2 weeks behind. I was a little freaked out and still have some concerns. My Dr. wasn't worried at all. She said that we can do another ultrasound at 35/36 weeks if I would like to check her out.

My concerns are due to my age and my risk of having a baby with Down Syndrome. I know that she had one possible soft marker at my 18 week ultrasound. Combine that with the measurements from yesterday and my age I'm just a little concerned. I am just the type of person that wants to be prepared. I would love her just the same if there was something wrong with her. :)

Since I have a history of delivering my babies early my Dr. won't be stopping any contractions or labor once I reach the 36 week mark. :-O That is 5 weeks away.
I had a little panic moment the other night when I realized that in about a month I will officially be a momma to 5 kids. A single momma to boot.

It's not really the single mom part that is freaking me out. It is the labor thing. All of my labors have been short, fast and easy for it being labor. I am talking minor contractions for a few hours then water breaking and 20 minutes later I am holding a baby. No medication births ... just the way I like them. For some reason I am worried that this one won't be as smooth. This scares me. The thought of a c-section or something going wrong is freaking me out.

My Dr. knows how I feel about epidurals and such but sadly the chances of her delivering is pretty small. I really need to sit down and write out my birth plan.
Yes at this point I am doing this labor thing alone. The Coach and I have not had any communication. :( I have had 3 friends offer to come and be with me if I need them. They don't care what time it is or what I need. Just to text or call and say get to the hospital. :) I love my friends.

Oh oh oh ... Cool things about the ultrasound ... She is head down!! Yippee!! She has been sideways-ish for a few months. I am thrilled she turned. Ms. Danielle has hair!! :-O Umm ok probably not a lot but you could see the little fuzz. I have never seen hair on an ultrasound but then again my babies have been pretty much bald at birth. I just want her to have a little hair so that I can put bows in it.

Contractions and cramping have been increasing but testing and cervical exam came back good. :) I can hold her in for 5 more weeks right?

I am off today. The Ex is taking the kids until tomorrow night. Mini-me is done with classes by 9:30. So we are going to take a road trip to the big fabric store. WHOO HOO!! I am off to blow dry my hair and get ready.

God gave you a gift of 86,400 seconds today. Have you used one to say "thank you?" ~William A. Ward


T said...

Sweet baby girl!!

Wow! You have quite a bit to prepare for. I will send prayers your way that this one is as easy as the rest have been.

Vanessa said...

(((((hughs))))) You are blessed, you have friends beside you any time of the day or night. God is good. Have a nice weekend!