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Monday, April 9, 2012

Not What I Expected


Today was my last final ultrasound and a quick check of the baby- or so I thought. The appointment started out frustrating- my husband had 102 degree temp all weekend and wasn't feeling his best- got dizzy on the ride over and decided it would be best for him to stay home. I was bummed because I felt like I needed him today- and I did.

I LOVE my ultrasound lady, she is always SUPER energetic and asking me all sorts of questions about the baby throughout the appointment like we are the best of friends. In the beginning that's how it started. And all the sudden she got quiet..it immediately stressed me out. I said kind of half laughing hope he's okay! I know he's moving lots! Again, she didn't respond. I started stressing out and kept telling myself she is probably just having a bad day and not herself. All the sudden she wiped my belly and said k your done- Dr. Huish will come get you in a few minutes. Usually she does a 3 d ultrasound so I said "Since this is his last picture can I get a 3d shot of his face?" She looked at me all concerned and just said "I can't sweetie his amniotic fluid is too low, it won't work right now. I'm sorry." I left thinking- man I shouldn't have emptied my bladder before the appointment! I texted Jonny said something didn't feel right but I'm sure everything is fine. Then I got a text from my bestie- "Hey Britt had a bad feeling at lunch are you okay?"

I FINALLY get called back and Dr. says we need to go over this ultrasound. First off baby is fantastic! He is showing a week behind on growth but that's okay (3.8 pounds now and head down) Then he quickly says - your fluid was lower than I'd like to see (5.6) so I am going to send you to high risk Dr. this week to see if we need to take action. One of his kidneys is dialated again and the fluid is just too low. He is healthy though and you look fantastic and right on track! SO Drink water- lots of it and take an hour long bath each night (the soaking will help with fluid) and I will see you in 2 weeks and your other Dr will let you know if you need to do anything.I could tell he was trying REAL hard to focus on the positive and keep me calm.

I was a bit in shock. Again didn't ask questions. Told him I was having contractions that were lasting longer now and sometimes every few minutes- so he did the "cervical check." IT HURT SO BAD. And I have been bleeding all day and had cramps all day. awesome. BUT everything was closed. I also asked the Dr what he thought of me taking time BEFORE the baby is born at home (since I would obviously need a Dr.'s Note) Usually he always says you don't really need it- you should be fine. This time he said- I'll sign off on that now if you would like to do that. It may be a good idea at this point.

He went straight out to go over everything with the ultrasound tech- when I walked out she gave me a half smile and said bye hun- good luck. Ya know the- I'm so sorry I just ruined your day look. I now have an appt Friday with the high risk Dr. to see where I go from here.

I did the unthinkable researching online the moment I got to work and then REALLY started to stress. I have a friend who's baby just passed away a few months ago due to low that turned to no amniotic fluid at 7 months along- it broke my heart for her. It of course came to mind as I heard low amniotic fluid. There were AWFUL stories online- a lot of them saying that they had to deliver if the levels went below 5. Mine is 5.6 so that scared me A LOT. I have 8 more weeks this baby needs to stay in and bake if possible!

I am a tad bit stressed today to say the least. Trying to breath and just remember I am probably over reacting and need to chill. I will probably be taking a leave of absence from work. I JUST got a call from my OB's office saying to head into labor and delivery TONIGHT if the bleeding continues. Goodness I am freaking out. I could use prayers right about now.

16 comments:

  1. Sending lots and lots of good thoughts your way!!! I'm glad he looks good. Hopefully things improve with the increased fluids and the bleeding stops. (((hugs)))

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  2. I am praying for you and your little one that your fluid levels increase and the bleeding goes away!

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  3. Love and prayers Britt :) I think about you ALL the time- you have been through so much to get to this point. I can't wait for you to hold your son and have all the stress (except for potty training and tantrums!!:)) fade away! XOXO

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  4. I think about you all the time and constantly have you in my prayers! I am so excited for you and Jonny, and I just want the best for you and your little baby. My only advice is to stay off google! Wait until you can talk to you doctor...it only adds to the stress, and you don't need any extra stress right now. Love you!

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  5. Praying the bleeding stops and your fluid levels rise! Try and take it easy and put your feet up. Your almost there~ you can do it!

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  6. Sending many thoughts and prayers your way.

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  7. Brittany, sending a prayer and good thoughts your way that everything is going to be fine. Please keep us updated.

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  8. So sorry to hear you're dealing with all of this! And wouldn't you know it it's the one appt your husband didn't come to!!!! Stay hydrated and rested. Good luck and lots of prayers over the next few weeks!

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  9. Sending ALL my prayers to you!!!

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  11. Thoughts your way! All will be okay I'm sure, you're in great hands

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  13. Omgosh! I am so so sorry. I know how scary it is to have to sit around and wait to get answers. I am sending lots of prayers your way. I hope that everything is 100% fine, but just know that no matter what, you're at a fantastic gestational age already. Huge hugs. Xoxo

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  14. Sending you and baby lots of positive energy hun! Praying for you all. I hope all is well. Take this time to relax and bond with that little boy in you. I know its hard to just sit and do nothing and that turns into thinking about things you prolly should not. I was on bed rest for 3 months because my lil man tried to come out 2 times in one week. I went into labor at the mall all alone. At least your at home and safe! Take care love!

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