Friday, July 20, 2012
34 weeks & Awesome - Operation Make Baby Fatter
As you can guess by that tiny snippet things are going well! Okay, we haven't fully caught up and we are still small for dates.... but the fact that we are growing and not standing still or dropping down the graph is really awesome! We are currently following our own little line on the growth graph and to me that is really positive. To be perfectly honest I was scared we might not do that when all of this started at 30 weeks because of my history.
I knew this week in my heart and head that from what I seen on the ultrasound that our little bub had grown, but until I see the OB I don't ever really know just how much? I do look at the ultrasound films they give me but they don't provide me with the report with all the details, so I don't get all the details and try not to jump to any conclusions too. I do look at the measurements both while the scan is being preformed and then on the films which can give me an indication but, they never provide me with results in full which is annoying but understandable too.
Dr V was very happy to see me and was grinning so widely when I seen her. It was like a weight had been lifted of her shoulders she looked almost delighted to see me rather then concerned. This particular appointment felt light and fun, it was full of happy things to talk about which was nice. I told her it was nice to not have her grimace at me when she saw me, which she laughed at. She told me that when she had seen my results she put a big red circle around the % and knew what it was without having to look at the paperwork! We chatted a bit and I told her how things had been. She said she didn't know what my husband was feeding me but that he should defiantly keep it up! Her husband is also a great cook and said she could just imagine how my husband was spoiling me. I told her how Adrian and I were talking about how we felt things had shifted and that we were feeling more positive now of making it to term. I also told her how we were discussing the use of low dose aspirin and what was really that different between my pregnancies where we had used or not used it. Dr V said she was a great believer in the use of low dose aspirin in cases like mine and was glad that it was all looking alot more positive now. I also spoke about my bedrest and she said it was the best thing to be doing as well. The way she explains things sometimes is just so fantastic, she said that basically we have a big bucket of energy and if I am using that energy then there is less for the baby to use and fatten up with. So if you are currently pregnant I suggest you rest a bit!
We went on and had our own little ultrasound party in her clinic, she had a medical student with her so we checked out the little bub on screen. I commented on how I thought there had been a noticeable increase, especially with the thigh bone which seemed to be larger! The abdominal circumference is still on the small size, but again because it is still moving up the graph we are feeling a bit more relaxed now and the closer we get to 'term' the more confident we are getting. My Uterus (fundus) height was measured again and was still 29weeks, but we aren't overly concerned about that because my belly is full of baby, no matter where you feel it....I am feeling quite pregnant now and loving it! I just need to remember the weight I have in my belly now and not launch myself out of the car etc. So at the start of the week we were measuring mostly 32/33 weeks which is still a little behind but a bit better then where we were at and as I mentioned above something I didn't think would happen in the beginning, especially when they gave me those steroids!
Our results now since we started #operationmakebabyfatter are as follows
Week 30 - bub was appox 1200grams & on the 5% on the growth graph
Week 32 - bub was appox 1500grams & on the 15% on the growth graph
Week 34 - bub was approx 1800grams - 2000grams & on the 25% on the growth graph
Week 35/36 - Update I just realised that I didn't even get another ultrasound form for 36weeks. This might be because we were too busy being happy or maybe it is because she thinks we don't need one? I will check at my next appointment but hopefully its the latter!!
Do you like my little ultrasound picture I got this week? Each time we've had a scan I've meant to ask for a picture but due to watching them measure I always forgot! This week the lady got this great profile picture of the baby, I think she was excited as she has scanned me a few times and the position the baby has been laying hasn't always allowed pics like this.