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Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Preggo update...

Let's start with some good news. I didn't gain as much weight as I thought I did! I had miss read the scale, phew, so my weight seems normal and steady. Baby boy's heart and fetal movements are doing great but he doesn't move nearly as much as Gemma did. My iron was low but I am now on supplements so things seem tip top.

However, I had an ultra sound done a few days ago and it shows that I have more amniotic fluid than needs to be there. The nurse said it was just mild but they ordered me another ultra sound to get a second oppinion. This will take place April 26th so I have done a little research on this matter. If the fluid measures more than 25cm, I will need to have an amniocentesis done. There are a number of reasons as to why I might have extra fluid:



  • Maternal Diabetes

  • Fetal abnormalities- in rare cases, a baby will have a medical problem that causes him to stop swallowing fluid while his kidneys continue to produce more urine from the fluid he's already swallowed. This may include any condition that makes it hard for him to swallow, such as pyloric stenosis, a cleft lip or palate, or some kind of blockage in the gastrointestinal tract. Certain neurological problems, such as neural tube defects or hydrocephaly, can keep the baby from swallowing as well.

  • Fetal anemia

I got this info off of babycenter.com but there are other sites to look at if any of you are interested in doing your own research.


I was told I didn't need to worry but of course I will until that second ultra sound. I'm praying for the best and hope my little boy is healthy. I hate not knowing the unknown so I'm anxious to find out the results.




7 comments:

Amy Juhasz said...

I'll be praying for you and little baby Smith! I hope everything is ok. The unknown is so scary. Good luck!

mommyx12 said...

You can bet I'll be praying for baby smith too!!

Heather said...

Thanks. I appreciate such great friends and family! By the way mom, I got your msg and yes I got the package and have written grandma a letter to say thanks. Sorry I missed your call. I had a busy weekend.

Missy said...

I hope that 2nd u/s goes well and it's under 25! I'm the biggest worry wort in the world, and I think most moms are. Keeping you in my thoughts!!

Rachel McKendrick said...

I hope everything goes well... we will pray for you.

Nettie said...

Oh heather, I would be really struggling with the waiting process too. I am praying for him. Bless his heart and yours. I love you. Hang in there and please let me know when you find out.

Lorel said...

Trust that Heavenly Father will take care of everything. You both are in our prayers! Grandpa has submitted your name to several Temples up North and Grandma Winsor covered the Arizona Temples. With that many prayers all will be well!