Friday, December 10, 2010

Midmorning Update

Had a good, quiet night, no contractions to worry about. I was wide awake at 3:30am though, figures!
However, this morning's ultrasound and meetings with doctors have brought many mixed emotions...
The good: baby looks great, heart, cord everything flowing the way it should, has my big nose ;p And best of all, baby is measuring at 1lb 14ozs, which is great for 26 weeks.
The bad: the fluid around the baby is fairly high, which can cause some issues for delivery and possibly be why my cervix is giving out from the pressure of it. The other major problem is that my cervix is now measuring 6.8mm.

The prognosis/plan as of now: I will be on strict hospital bedrest here until 28 weeks at least. In that time, they will switch the Procardia to another contraction med that also lowers fluid slightly and shouldn't lower my BP like that one did. After a few days on that, they will do another ultrasound to measure the fluid again. The risk for an emergency c-section is pretty high if I were to go into labor, since the baby moves around so much in that fluid she won't likely stay head-down like needed.

A lot of information to process, and it definitely makes my head spin. But I truly believe we are in a great place and we have a great support system down here with the doctors, numerous friends, and loving family. Thank you all again so very much, it means so much to us!


Kerry said...

Thanks for all if the updates CArly. Now I dont have to bug Emily! I am so glad that the baby is doing well. I am praying for you and the baby everyday. I am sure it is hard being away from Keira, but I am sure she will be able to come down. It is great that Em and Steph live down there too. Thinking of you often~

Anonymous said...

Hi Carly! Glad to hear things sound good. Keeping prayers going for you and baby that things stay stable and baby continues to stay inside and keep on baking before coming out to greet the world.
Thinking of you!
Love, Kristel

Lyndi said...

You are in all of our prayers, I'm so glad that you are posting about how things are going. Please let us know if there's anything we can do! Are you on a strict diet or can you have good food?