I will be getting admitted to the hospital on Friday. I am so glad our doctor understood our extreme anxieties and decided it was time. We discussed the results from yesterday and he cleared some things up for us. He said pretty much the baby is still on track and things are looking like they have for the last few weeks, minus the fact the baby is growing. He was not concerned about the belly measurements yet but they will keep an eye on the measurements because Ty was so small but he said as of right now there was no concern. With the reduced fluid it was harder to see the measurements and because of the bay's position it would have been harder to get. He also said they baby has the required amount of fluid and has for weeks, to pass the test the baby just needs one 2x2 pocket which babe has had since 25 weeks (yah,,,,a good sign) Babe has been about a week behind all along, through the entire pregnancy, so there is no concern right now. He explained (and we'll get more answers next Friday) that because the baby did not start out with a lot of fluid that it may not re-accumulate to normal levels so the fact the baby has kept the same amount of fluid may signal the fact the kidneys are working at a functioning level. We go to see the kidney specialist next Friday (the 12th) and should have some more answers. We are seeing the kidney specialist we wanted too which is nice. He was recommend to us so we know he's good. Plenty of questions for him, not that we expect many answers, again nothing will be determined until the baby is here, but at least we can get his opinion, figure out what kind of tests they will be doing to check the kidneys, how long it will take and what kinds of situations we may experience and how that relates to the baby.
I feel much better today after talking to our normal OB. He always explains things so much more in depth and clearly, he is very knowledgeable and I am really thankful he agreed to let me be in the hospital this week (though Stephen and my mom would have put me in either way) But it will be a lot more reassuring to have the baby checked a lot more and to try to do everything we can about avoiding another stillbirth since the fluid is lower and our risk is higher. I will be in there 5 weeks....it's going to be a challenge and even more of a journey but it'll be worth it to hold our baby in our arms.
Today was a much better day, it was nice to hear that the baby is still doing okay and that things are staying on track. Much better then being told that the baby is measuring small and there's less fluid. The plus side as well, our expected week of delivery our OB is on call so it is more likely he will deliver but once I am admitted we see the ward Dr. not him anymore, unless he is on call that week. It just means we get to share our journey with even more people. So here goes nothing...5 more weeks until our Sweet Pea is here, 5 more weeks in the hospital having him checked lots, 5 more weeks of not being at home or around loved ones (which I have NEVER done before so I have a feeling that will be very challenging emotionally, especially leaving my Milo, I've never been away from him the 6 years I have had him...poor baby) but it'll all be worth it when in 5 weeks we hear our baby screaming and crying and seeing him pee and then having him come home to an unprepared house...here's to the next 5 weeks of our journey...these blogs may get loonie if I loose my mind in the hospital of boredom...just giving a heads up.