Wednesday, October 21, 2009

The Last 48 Hours

What a difference a day makes. This time yesterday, I was worried sick about Hudson and today, I woke up refreshed because I actually got some sleep instead of running through the "what ifs" all night long.

Monday, I went in for my re-check ultrasound to measure my amniotic fluid again. Well, what do you know, it went up another 1.5 cms. So in a week and a half, it went from 13 cm to 19.5 cm (not considered "too high" but a little alarming because it made such a big jump in such a short time). Dr. M really wanted me to see a specialist, so she made an appointment with Dr. BK (a fetal monotoring Dr.). I had heard wonderful things about him, so I knew I was in good hands...but this was not the way it was supposed to happen. Right? I was supposed to have an uneventful, "boring" pregnancy.

What was the first thing I did when I got home? I googled excessive amniotic fluid. (probably not something I should have done!) I saw scary words like heart failure, kidney failure, inability to swallow, and amniocentisis. That officially freaked me out.

We got to Dr. BK's office at 12:30. They took us back around 1:15 and did an ultrasound. It was one of the neatest things that I have ever seen. We were able to see EVERYTHING. They measured everything twice and then we saw a 4D view of it. We even got to see his sweet face.

To me he looks like Jackson. (Can you see his face? It's his eyes-which were open, nose and hand in front of his mouth)

Yawn, I am so bored in here. (Eyes, nose and mouth open)

Feeling a little shy (eyes closed, nose, and hand covering his mouth)

We then waited in a conference room for Dr. BK to come in and talk to us. He told us that everything looked great. My fluid was not too high and that Hudson measured out perfectly! He said that he did not want to ever see me again and I told him that I never wanted to see him again offense. =) A scary day ended up being one of the greatest days. Getting to see my sweet boys face was the highlight of this pregnancy!


Jessica Kenney said...

AWESOME!!!! Prayed for you guys!

Ben and Audrey said...

i'm so glad that little hudson is doing so well!! i know how scary it can be when things start going awol with your pregnancy. i have definitely laid in bed a few nights & worried myself silly. i'll be praying for you the remainder of your pregnancy. i know he's going to be such a cute little boy!!!

you're so close to the end! yay for you.
p.s. i'm a little jealous. i still have 3 months to go!!

Allyson said...


I've seen Dr. BK, in fact he delivered Jackson. He wasn't my doctor, just the closest one roaming the hall when Jack started coming out unexpectedly! (I go from 7cm to 10 cm in about a minute or two -- no one ever belives me, so that's why MY Dr. wasn't there.)

Jack was a 34 weeker too, so it was nice to have a high risk Dr. catch him! He hardly had time to put gloves on.

Such a relief that Hudson is fine and isn't he a cutie. Don't you just LOVE the high tech ultrasounds. I didn't realize they could open their eye in utero.

Wow, God is amazing! How can people not call these precious miracles a "baby" before birth? They'll figure it out one day, I guess.

Hang in there little Huddie Bear!


P.S. Here's two verses that helped me when I was worred about things about 17 weeks (right before the big u/s). Thankfully God answered and I worried no more! And everything was fine with him at the u/s.

Psalm 34:4, "I prayed to the Lord, and he answered me, freeing me from all my fears."

Philippians 4:6-7, "Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. If you do this, you will experience God's peace, which is far more wonderful than the human mind can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and mind as you live in Christ Jesus."

Allyson said...

One more thing...I've been meaning to do a blog post about great baby gear now that this is #4 and I've been through LOTS of good and bad stuff with the others.

One of the BEST baby gift I've ever received is the ITZBEEN baby care timer.

It takes all the guess work out of how long "it's been" since the last feeding, diaper change, etc... And even which side they nursed on last.

Great for sleep deprived parents of newborns!