Tuesday, April 16, 2013

37 Week Appointment...Meh.

Yesterday was my 37 week appointment. It went "Ok". NST was fine and blood pressure and urine were good. No pre-e yet!!!! Which is definitely an accomplishment, as I went into the hospital at 37 weeks to be induced with Alex and had her at 37w2d-which, incidentally, is today! So basically, as of now, I'm the most pregnant I've ever been ;) Kind of cool....

BUT...I ended up having a "surprise" ultrasound. Apparently, last week my amniotic fluid was a bit on the high side at around 26. So Dr. R, being nice and cautious, wanted to check it again this week. For a second, I wondered if I would be induced again. Anyway, this time it came back at 21.6, which is a better number and more within the normal range. Although I guess the first number was only "slightly" high. So I will get another ultrasound next week to keep checking on my fluid, to make sure it doesn't go up again.Why do I have slightly high fluid? No one knows. I'm not diabetic and baby girl is "normal" sized. I drink a lot of water, about 70-80 fl oz/day, which can have some impact. It also might just be me. I seem to recall having a lot of amniotic fluid with Alex too.

When I asked Dr. R how worried I should be, he said "Not at all....I'm not worried. I'm just crossing my T's and dotting my I's". And I do appreciate this about him. He is a cautious and thorough doctor. And really, that's what you want for an OB. BUT, he also was obligated to tell me the risks of too much water which, of course, led me to worry...even though he apparently isn't :( But, I have sensibly stayed away from Google and continue to pray for Hayden's safe delivery. I think that I'm getting more anxious and nervous about things now, the closer I get. I'm terrified that things are going to go wrong, with the end being in sight. I guess it's part of being a mom and, maybe even, part of struggling with infertility. You never really trust your body again. You never take things for granted.

Dr. R did say that at 39 weeks, he would begin talking about induction, and that he would induce sometime between 39 and 40 weeks!!! In his words, "You have two weeks to go into labor on your own". Please let this time go quickly and keep us all safe!

1 comment:

  1. congartulation friend, keep writing your time for world. ID