Froggy Girl Designs

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Monday, April 23, 2007

baby update..great news!

Well, so we had the aforementioned doc's appt. this morning, and my husband did get to go! It was a relief because this morning the reality of the "coulds" hit me, and I was freaking out. The baby is doing GREAT! Doc asked if I'd been resting alot, which I've been trying to rest as much as possible, and he said well, it's working...look at those measurements. Wyatt is now in the 58th percentile overall, his abdomen has completely caught up in growth! He's finally starting to develop some fat stores, which is awesome. This little guy has done almost 6 weeks worth of growth on his abdomen in the last 3 weeks. Normally, I'm not much of a "religious" person, but in this case I can definitely say that God heard our prayers and worked wonders on our little guy. So, according to the doctor we can look forward to giving birth to a healthy, normal baby boy in about 6 weeks! He did make sure to mention that we are NOT out of the woods yet, as the IUGR will have to be monitored and he said I am to continue resting as much as I possibly can to help keep the growth on track. And to make things even better, he did a quick 3D/4D scan to show us a picture of Wyatt's face. He has his daddy's nose and his mommy's lips. We are SO happy!!!!

Sunday, April 22, 2007

Baby issues

I know I've been "absent" for quite awhile, I didn't really intend on taking a blog break, but well, it happened lol. Baby Wyatt was diagnosed last month with a condition known as IUGR (intrauterine growth restriction), and with everything else that's been going on, I've been a basket case. As some of you know, my middle son Alex had this condition as well, and was born at 32 weeks, then spent quite a bit of time in the NICU. I will be 31 weeks on Tuesday. My doctor discussed a little bit about the possibility of an early delivery, with a determination to be made at my appointment tomorrow (although he did say I will more than likely not go further than 35 weeks). I'll go in for another ultrasound to check Wyatt's growth, and if all is not as it should be, a date will be scheduled for my csection.

As of my last appointment, his head was measuring right on with his due date, but his abdomen was measuring 3 weeks behind, and had shown no growth since the ultrasound before that. We believe that my placenta is not functioning correctly, most likely due to the bleed I had earlier in my pregnancy. IUGR is apparantly a relatively common occurence in pregnancies with those types of bleeds.

I just wanted to update everyone with why I disappeared, and I'll try and update again tomorrow when I get home from the doctor. I know Wyatt is ok, as he still moves quite a bit, etc. he's just having a rough go of it for now, and as any momma does, I'm worried. I've been having nightmares about Alex's birth and hospitalization, and have been holding him a little tighter because I know what's most likely coming and what the turnout will hopefully be again. Alex is a completely average 5 (almost 6) year old, although a bit on the small side, which can be attributed to the IUGR, or simply genetics, as I'm a small girl myself. Enough rambling...hopefully more tomorrow. Please keep us in your thoughts and prayers over the next few weeks, we can use it!