02 July 2012

29 Weeks

Dress: Gap | Cardigan: Express

First, I would like to thank you for all of your sweet comments on my high risk post last week.  I really do think everything will turn out perfectly fine, but it sure means a lot to have your amazing support.  You guys are awesome.

So, I had the first of my weekly Biophysical Profile {BPP} appointments on Friday morning. Going in, I really had no idea what to expect, but we had a very sweet tech who explained each thing she was looking for, as well as the associated point system that baby earned for completing each task {2 points each for breathing, non-stress test, movement, muscle tone and fluid levels.} This appointment usually lasts a minimum of 30 minutes to allow for baby to earn all of his/her points.

I have two words for you.

Over. Achiever.

We were in and out of there in 10 minutes. The babe had no problem completing any of the tasks and earned an A+ from the tech :)

Some other good news that came out of this appointment is that my fluid levels were completely normal {as opposed to the high levels I had last week.}  Also, the babe was head down again, which is awesome.  But he/she seems to flip around before each appointment so I'm betting this Friday they'll be breech again {just like 2 weeks ago ;}.  

So after my BPP, we headed over to the hospital for a follow-up ultrasound for the mass/cyst thing.  To clarify, it's actually a mass inside a cyst, so that's lovely.   

As of right now, we still don't really have any answers… the hospital GYN docs were just as confused as the MFM docs, so that's always reassuring ;)

The good news is that it still has no blood flow to it and we found out that it's currently not blocking my cervix, so a vaginal delivery is still safe {for now.}  YAY!  The hospital is writing up a report and I should hear back from MFM sometime today {hopefully} to get some answers.

Again, they're pretty dumbfounded {as are we} but some of the things they mentioned to us are {and are you ready for this?} a twin that never developed and is just becoming present on the u/s now {it may have been behind the baby, etc}.  This option just makes me really sad. :(  It was the first option that both the MFM doc and the hospital GYN gave, however.  The other possibility is a cyst with a mass inside that is a calcification, dried blood and/or an air pocket. <- hoping for that option.

But again, they really have NO IDEA.  They said they've never seen anything like it.  Awesome. 

Either way, the baby is perfect.  I'm feeling great.  It's not causing either of us any problems.  I have no pain associated with it and, as of now, I am still able to have a vaginal delivery.

I'm a happy mama.

Pregnancy: 29 weeks

Weight Gain: 21 pounds

Sleep: I have good nights and bad nights.  Last night was a bad night because Carter was sick all day yesterday {103 fever and throwing up} so we kept him with us so that we could continuously check his temp and make sure he didn't throw up in his sleep.  Poor baby :( So I basically slept with one eye {and one ear} open all night.

Gender: We're team green, so we'll find out in September!

Names: Reid Joseph or Emerson Mae {see the name post here!}

Feeling: I'm feeling pretty good despite the circumstances.  Staying positive. :)

Health:  Swelling has started getting bad.  I've also been having bad headaches, dizziness, nauseousness, seeing stars, etc.  Blah.  All things associated with high BP.  My next OB appt is this Friday so I'm hoping that it's still at an appropriate level.

Movement: This is one crazy baby!  I love it :)

Belly: Measuring over 3 weeks ahead right now, still no linea negra and my belly button has been out for awhile. And for comparison, here's my 29 week {BARE} belly shot with Brynn!

Next Appointment: Biophysical Profile & bi-weekly OB appointment: this Friday, July 6th at 29w5d. I can't wait to actually talk to my doc about all this BPP, high risk, mass/cyst, possible GD stuff that has happened since my appt 2 weeks ago!


The Mrs./The Mom said...

I'm glad your over achiever is doing great! Hope you get some answers about the mass soon!

mel said...

Glad to hear about the over achiever and that hoping the mass miraculous goes away (as it seems to have appeared)!

Anonymous said...

I'm glad all is okay! Though something else in your post caught my eye - I'm so glad I'm not the only one who brings my sick toddler into bed! My husband didn't quite get the "she might throw up in her sleep" - whether it's possible or not, I'm glad to hear I'm not the only one ;)

Discovery Street said...

so happy to hear a positive update! You are looking fab!

Mandy@ a sorta fairytale said...

So glad to ear this positive update and baby is healthy!! You mama, are so stinking cute!

Liz Luscomb said...

I'm happy to hear things are well! I was pregnant with twins and then one vanished, (it's called vanishing twin syndrome) which also caused a hemorrhaged cyst? I think that is what it was called, but any way, every thing turned out OK. They just gave me a few extra u/s on the cyst to make sure nothing else was happening. ;)
Also, I had high blood pressure with all three of my pregnancies, and everything turned out great! You're doing good mama!

Anonymous said...

I'm so glad the babe is an overachiever! I've been awaiting an update.

p.s. miss chatting with you. It's hard since I'm not at a computer all day anymore. I'll have to get on some morning to catch up!

Jeannie said...

So glad that all and all, you and babe are healthy!! Hang in there mama ::hugs::

MrsKBJ said...

You look so cute! I am glad you and baby are healthy! Praying for you both! Hope they figure out soon what the mass is. Stay positive!

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