Saturday, November 7, 2009

More of the Life

Halloween was so much fun. We had a few parties we went to and on Saturday, We joined up with my parents friends that take their kids around to their friend/families houses on a hayride. I was afraid of riding on the trailer and E had to work, So my Dad volunteered to help out. He rode on the trailer with MT as I rode on the inside of the truck. MT had a BLAST! He had no idea what was going on. He absolutely adored riding in the trailer with all the kids and candy. He smiled the whole time. All 3.5 hours. I thought we would have to get off before they were done riding because he would have been so tired, but the kid's energy must have kept him going. And as long as he was enjoying himself, I let him ride. He consumed WAY too much candy that night. But You are only a kid once and a lil candy never hurt anyone. That was the latest he has ever been up in months though. And he enjoyed every minute of it. And I thoroughly enjoyed him having so much fun. I still can't figure out how had more fun, My Dad or MT.

Ok, Let's talk about this daylight savings time ordeal ....... It's been almost a week and I think we may be back on track. What a terrible thing to have .. Daylights Saving time! They tell me I gained an hour, but WOW does it feel like I lost about 10.

My group that I hang out with threw me a baby shower at the Mouse/Cheese place the other day. I am soo grateful for them. It really made me feel very special and blessed.

(remember these are MY feelings about This pregnancy - not everyone has to agree or disagree)

Speaking of the pregnancy - I have been having weekly NST's for the past 3 weeks. A few weeks ago, I received less than favorable news. My MFM did a growth scan and the baby was estimating about 7lbs 10oz. at 1 day shy of 35 weeks and low fluids. His Conservative opinion was the schedule a c section in 2-3 weeks. The term is macrosomia ( big bellied baby - it is from me being Gest. Diabetic) I asked him if anything was showing that the baby was in distress or anything that would warrant a schedule c-section. He did not see anything else alarming. The fluid was low, but it was not that low and fluid levels increase/decrease so it could have just been a bad time to check fluid levels. I had an OB appointment the next day. The OB I saw was all about a scheduled c- section. I lost my mind.

The reason I lost my mind, Something I have never posted on this blog (i do not think). I was put into labor at the MFM's office because of an Amnio at 36 /37 weeks with MT. It could have all gone very bad, but we all know it did not he was/is fine and had no complications from his delivery. So the MFM already told me that he would not do an amnio for this pregnancy.

The morning the did that amnio on MT they also did a growth scan and told me that he was ~9lb baby. He was delivered about 10 hours later weighing 7lbs 8oz. So growth scans to me, are just guesses and are not right 99% of the time. And can be a tool to freak mom/families out with and guide dr's. It is not at all exact.

I would want an amnio done to check for the lung maturation before I would feel comfortable about a scheduled section before 37 weeks.

I am also on blood thinners. Having major surgery becomes such a huge timing thing when on blood thinners, plus it leaves me at a higher % of getting blood clots after the surgery. Not something I want to worry about while adjusting to having a 17 month old and a newborn. I explained my opinion to the OB and she told me that they would have to get back to me at my next appointment on what they decide is best.

Yesterday at my weekly NST and Dr appointment, The Dr that was there to deliver MT, was my OB that day. She is also head of the practice and one of my Favs. She helped decide that as of right now, There is no need for a scheduled section. She is hopeful that I will go into labor on my own. I have weekly appointments/NST's. In 2 weeks, If no baby yet. I will have another growth scan to look at the baby's belly and hope it is the same ... If i make it to 39 weeks, Induction will happen. So ~3 weeks, MT gets a brother and I gain a newborn. Until then, you can find me walking, walking, walking, walking standing vertical often and chugging water to bring on the labor!

19 comments:

Dreamer4agift said...

I am so glad it went in your favor. I can't believe it's time for your little Armadillo to arrive! Eek!! So exciting. I am ready to see some pictures and here stories (good & bad) and all that fun stuff:-)

Good luck drinking all that water & walking! Chug Chug Chug Chug Chug:-)

JJ said...

Wow, its hard to believe its already time for Armadillo to be here! Chug-a-lug, missy!

Wordgirl said...

I had no idea that our due dates were so close together!

It's getting close now....


thinking of you and keeping you all in my thoughts

Roadblocks and Roller Coasters said...

First, i'm glad thar they are not pushing you into C-section just yet. There are so many things to consider and I'm so happy this weeks appt was with a doctor that agreed with you!

And HOLY CRAP--3 weeks?!!!! That's just insane! I'll be thinking of you and praying that labor comes on it's own. ((hugs))

Barb said...

Glad Halloween was fun!

Sounds like you thought it out very carefully. :) Just like the Mom I know. Boy do we know about baby size estimates!!! My sis's doctors wouldn't induce her even though she BEGGED them b/c she felt like her baby was so big. She was over 2 wks overdue. They would schedule an induction and then make an excuse as to why they couldn't. One time it was that he was "still too small yet." They estimated 7lbs. He was born a few days later at 9lbs 10oz, 23 inches long with a 15 cm head. Poor thing.

Geohde said...

Yep, growth scans really are just guesstimates. The low fluid is something worth keeping an eye on, though.

You sound like you're very well cared for and not too long until baby now :)

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tryingin2007 said...

how is it POSSIBLE - a few more weeks? didn't you just give birth to MT? wow!
time has a whole new meaning when you have a toddler. someone recently told me "the days are long but the years are short." so true.

My Reality said...

I am glad you aren't being pushed into something you aren't comfortable with. It won't be long now.

Courtney said...

3 weeks is just not possible!!! Where did the time go? I'm so happy for your sake that you got a great opinion from your favorite doc, and that they are just going to let things be for the moment.

Fingers are tightly crossed that you will need no intervention and that labor will get going on its own and in good time too!

Adriane said...

I cannot believe it's almost time. My Lord, it has flown by. Easy for us to say. I really hope things go well and you are able to deliver via your preferred method.

Oh, and I agree, growth scans very often inacurrate!

Jen said...

Farah, I'm glad that you are able to hold off delivery until your baby is ready. I also had an amnio with Nolan the day before he was born. Luckily for us, it all worked out ok! I can't wait to see pix of your new baby!! It's so exciting!!

Nicky said...

Geez, I thought by now *everybody* (certainly everyone in the medical field!) admitted that those size estimates are bad. Interesting from a "hmmm, wonder how big he is now!" standpoint, but certainly too inaccurate to base medical decisions on! Glad they're letting you wait. Good luck!

hope548 said...

I hope you will go into labor naturally so you won't have to worry about the other stuff. I can't believe it's getting so close!

Jill, Mommy of Tanner and Josie, our Clomid baby. :o) said...

I feel like you have been pregnant forever! :o)

Huge hugs!

Photogrl said...

Yay for a fun Halloween!

I can't believe it's almost time for Armadillo to arrive!?! Wow. I'm glad your OB is working with you and you've avoided the scheduled C.

Keep walking!

Miss K said...

That is a lot to take in. I hope that everything keeps going ok. I'm sure that you will feel much better when baby is in your arms. Hang in there - I'll be thinking of you!

AJ's mommy said...

Hang in there girl... thinking of you!

Sugar and Ice said...

Here's how behind I am...I didn't even know you were pregnant! Congratulations!

A New Beginning said...

I hope everything is going well. We have not heard from you in almost 2 weeks!