Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Better Late than Never I Guess

Okay so life has obviously been crazy crazy busy and I'm back at work already of course.  We have also been in the process of moving.  But I wanted to give a quick update and soon hope to get back to catching up on everyone else's blogs.  Makenzie Rosemarie (after my grandmother) was born February 19th, 2012 weighing 5 pounds 10 ounces 19 inches long.  She was delivered via c-section and was perfectly healthy just teeny tiny.  She had IUGR so there were many doctors in the operating room awaiting her arrival which made me really nervous, but everything went perfectly smoothly and she was perfect.  She is now almost 5 months old and is still teeny tiny, she weighed in at 10 pounds 14 ounces and 23 inches at her 4 month check up (4th and 3rd percentiles) but she is very healthy and strong!  She brings so much happiness to our lives.  Photos below...
Makenzie 4 Months Old
Makenzie and Me Week One
Makenzie 3 Months

Makenzie Week One

Makenzie Week One

Makenzie Day One

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Grow Baby Grow

Yesterday I had my 37 week appointment.  Baby girl has dropped to the 13th percentile in growth.  The doctor explained that because she is breech her head is measuring very small and bringing down her weight.  Her bones are also measuring about 3 weeks behind also and he said that could just be genetics.  I'm only 5'2" so baby girl may be short like her mom.  He isn't highly concerned about her growth but isn't completely comfortable with it.  He said that it could be caused by reduced placental blood flow due to my bicornuate uterus.  The good news is she has been passing her non-stress tests with flying colors.  I'm having another ultrasound next Thursday and if she's still not growing properly, my c-section will be moved to the 19th.  So this little angel may be arriving next weekend!  I'm concerned about her right now but trying to trust the doctors.  I figure they are high-risk and see these sort of issues all the time.  I know that they will do what's best for the baby.  Please keep us in your prayers.

Monday, January 16, 2012

34 Weeks!

I can't believe I'm 34 weeks with less than 6 weeks to go!  My mom and sister threw me a beautiful baby shower this past Saturday.  Most of my friends and family were able to attend.  I couldn't believe all the amazing things we got.  Our baby is one lucky little girl!  She got so many things off the registry along with lots and lots of clothes.  I think she may already have a bigger selection of clothes than Mommy.  I have posted some photos below from the shower.

Sunday I woke up bleeding again.  I called the doc and they wanted me to go to triage to get everything checked out.  We actually weren't freaking out this time, I just knew everything was going to be okay.  I went and got checked and was having random contractions but the baby was perfectly fine.  So hopefully this was just a fluke thing.  So I have to continue my every 3 days non-stress tests along with weekly doctor appointments and hopefully this baby will bake until at least 37 weeks.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

We Are Scheduled!

I am officially scheduled for a c-section on 2/25/12.   That is the big day, unless this little girl decides to come on her own sooner :)  Honestly I would have liked to be scheduled a week or 2 before my due date, not 2 days before my due date.  That is the only day during week 39 that I could schedule with the doctor I wanted. 

I was informed today that this baby could still turn head down but the chances were unlikely.  But just in case she does, they'll just change my c-section to an induction.  Which means I can't go past February 25th!  So we are officially at 6 weeks and counting.  I can't wait to meet this little miracle.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

32 Weeks!

This week I started my twice a week non-stress tests, so along with my once a week dr appointment I'm at the hospital 3 times a week.  It's a little much, but it's worth is to have the comfort that baby is okay.  I also had my 32 week ultrasound this week and the baby is measuring 4 pounds!  She is in the 40th percentile and growing perfectly.  Photos to come...
I did get a little bit of bad news this week.  Our little girl is in the breech position and will most likely stay this way because of my bicornuate uterus.  I was completely expecting this, so I wasn't entirely upset.  They are going to schedule a c-section around week 39 and if I go into labor prior to that, I'll have an emergency c-section.  So a little nerve wracking but not a huge deal.  I was then informed of the issues breech babies can have that I was never aware of.  Apparantely, because of how her head lies against the top of my uterus she will have a flatter shaped head and her forehead may appear larger.  Her head will mold into normal shape as all babies heads do, but this is how she'll look when she comes out.  So the larger issue is her legs will be used to being in the up position facing her shoulders, so apparantley this is how she'll like to lay.  I will have to swaddle her like this and work on massaging her legs to get them to lie normal.  Also we have to watch out for hip dysplesia that can also be a factor.  I was not aware that breech babies were at any higher risk, I assumed all babies were squished in the womb.  I'm hoping she was just telling me all this because they are worse case scenarios, but it's just another thing to worry about right now. 
The good news is baby girl is healthy and will most likely be arriving in about 6 weeks!!