Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Baby Update

The number of weeks left keeps getting lower and lower. As per the numbers on ultrasound yesterday, I'm 32 weeks and 6 days, which means for my body, I've only got a couple of weeks left. The appointment yesterday was with the perinatologist who is over the research study I'm a part of this time around. I've been a couple of times in the last couple of weeks to do an official measurement of the cervix. They've been looking at a couple of things. First, to see if I have any other issue that might cause the early labors like an infection or something. Second, they are trying to figure out how early I will go and if I will need steroids. At both appointments where the cervix was measured, all measurements were within normal limits and nothing to get too excited about. So, yesterday, the dr said that at this point, it doesn't look like there is a need for steroids unless something happens between now and 35 weeks, like my water breaks or I start having contractions. I asked about the steroids and what it is that they actually do. The doctor gave me a great explanation that helps me understand why we may not need them this time and why they didn't work with Brekan. Anyway, from my OB, when I saw her a week and a half ago I was only dilated to a one, so no big deal. I go back on Monday and we'll see what happens from there.

Yesterday before they measured the cervix they gave me a full ultrasound just to check on the size of the baby. Everything looked great! He's measuring about 4 lbs 10 oz, so he should be right in line with what the other boys were. I was able to get some 3D photos of this one. This is the first time I've ever had 3D pictures of my babies. It was pretty cool. So, here is a preview of the little one that will be here in a couple of weeks.






5 comments:

Aaron.Shara.Abby said...

How exciting! I bet the boys are so excited for a new baby!

Morgan said...

That picture is incredible!!! It really looks like a full grown baby, its hard to believe that it is inside of you! Technology is awesome.

Glad to get the update! I have been thinking about you lots.

stacey said...

I lobe those ultrasound pics. I want cool ones like that with my next one. Hope you're still feeling ok. Let me know if you need anything. I may be in SLC but I'm not too far that I won't help if you need it.

Erin said...

Its getting closer!! I love the new technology in ultrasounds! So...do you have a name picked out? I am really very intrigued and excited to find out what this one's names is...I love your names of your kids!

Daniel and AnnaMarie Miller and family said...

Ive been wondering how things were going with the pregnancy. Sounds optimistic and great! Keep us posted!