Wednesday, June 20, 2012
30 week ultrasound update
I just wanted to come by quickly and update you all on what has been going on yesterday. I know through out the various sites I visit plus my own blogs that there are many people who are probably wondering what is going on with this little baby and I? My apologies for not getting to do this updated earlier but it has been a bit of a busy day yesterday!
In my previous few posts here I shared how I was concerned about the size of the baby and then that I was going to have an ultrasound to check on the growth of the baby and the blood flow and function of the placenta after bringing up my concerns with my midwife earlier this week at my 30 week appointment.
So most of you know I had an ultrasound today to check the growth rate of our baby, my fluid levels, as well as the blood flow and function of the placenta. The ultrasound found that the fluid is great and the baby is doing well, although very stubborn! Even though the blood flow is good the baby is on the small side for its gestation, this means we need to keep an eye on things so we don't end up with a very tiny baby being born full term and being compromised in the mean time due to not being vigilant enough.
At the ultrasound they called my OB but wasn't able to get her on the phone so left a message and said I should follow it up tomorrow. Due to the specialist OB consulting rooms being in the same area of the hospital I decided to go ahead and book an appointment to see the OB ASAP, as I won't be seeing the midwives for anther month. Thankfully I will be seeing the OB on Wednesday and we will discuss from there what will happen.
Today I am currently 30+4 weeks gestation but the baby has measurements of both 27 and 28 weeks. After the ultrasound today the baby has been given an overall ultrasound age of 28+4 weeks, so this makes us currently 2weeks difference in growth. This may not seem like a big deal but the problem is we are just inside what is considered 'normal' (i'm really not a fan of that word, but I will use it in this instance) Even though we are still considered normal (just) it is something they will keep an eye on, especially due to my history with pre eclampsia and HELLP Syndrome. With the measurements that were taken today it shows the baby is just over 1200grams... I'd personally like there to be a little bit more baby so please keep your fingers crossed and I promise to put my updates here. This blog goes out to Facebook, Twitter and into emails if you are subscribed. I can't guarantee I am going to post it on every site I visit because lets be honest, I do visit way too many sites!
So it seems that my little babies like to keep me on my toes! I told hubby that going to the hospital once a month, for less then 30minutes to see the midwife was a bit strange...well considered to what we are use to it is! Hopefully over the next few weeks the little one puts on some weight and we will have a bigger baby then we expect.
Thanks for all the messages on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, text, blog comments, phone calls and every other site and form of communication that has been used to send us well wishes. We appreciate all the support and really do thank you for each and every thought you give us.
Now who can suggest things I can eat to make this little one fatten up and put some weight on?
I'ts not like I don't get fed well but I am open to suggestions on things that may help increase the chances of a bit of growth by the little tacker.
I also want to remind everyone that there is no such thing as a silly question or thought when it comes to being pregnant. You should always feel like you can discuss what is going on with your health care provider. They can not possibly act upon things you don't inform them about, so you should always tell your midwife or obstetrician if something doesn't quite feel right. The best thing that can happen due to this is you arm them with the knowledge to care for you better.