Thursday, April 26, 2007

Hang in there little bean!!

Sorry I've been in hiding lately, but I'm back!! :)
We had our visit at the Perinatal Clinic yesterday. The baby is measuring right on track at 13 1/2 weeks & the nasal bone looked normal as well as the neck thickness. They are concerned about the amount of amniotic fluid in the sac, so they want me to come back in 3 weeks to check on the babies kidneys & to see if the placenta has kicked in & produced more fluid. The Dr. said we will be optimistic that it will look better next time. My Husband said, "Amen, sister". The baby was moving all over the place & he/she looks all squished up in there & was crossing his/her legs. I will try to post the U/S pictures, but when I scanned them yesterday they didn't come out very well. We could also see the baby swallowing fluid & sucking it's thumb, it was really neat.
We had another check-up today with the OB & he listened to the heartbeat (152) & measured my pelvic area. He said due to my small size nothing that weighs more than 7 pounds at most, is getting out of there. He said we will deal with that when the time comes. I passed all of my blood tests with flying colors & my urine was clear as well. He asked if we wanted to do the spina bifida testing at 16 weeks & we opted to not do that. The Dr. agreed & said we have been through enough already, it would just be one more thing to worry about & there's nothing they can do about it anyway. So, we go back in 3 weeks to the Perinatal Clinic & a couple days after that another check-up with the OB's office.
I had to admit that I am still nervous about the pregnancy, I need to stop "Googling" my brains out & just relax. I really hope things look good when we go back in three weeks. Yikes!! :)

Other than that nothing else too exciting to report. Our Realtor is coming over tonight to talk about how much we should list our townhouse for & we are going to get it on the market & start looking for a single family home. I'm excited, but nervous. I don't like change very much, so it's always interesting when we do something major like this. We shall see!!


Hopeful Mother said...

Yet another hurdle passed. Excellent!

I can understand why you are nervous, but just think about how you and your little bean have already overcome the odds! I think you are well on your way to a healthy and "normal" pregnancy.

Keep smiling!!!

Bumble said...

Yay Jen, I'm so happy the little one is hanging in there, its a little trooper! I hope the next test reveals his/her own private olympic sized swimming pool. Keep us updated okay!! x

Heather said...

I hope things are still going well! I still check in every day!

Baby Blues said...

Go little Beanie!

Stephanie said...

so happy things are progressing smoothly. Good luck selling your Townhouse.