First off is that I am finally for sure that I can feel my little babe kicking versus it being gas or all in my head. So wonderful to be feeling that again!
Second being that Liam has a baby sister! Yup, that's right, we are having a girl! We have a couple girl names that we like but nothing has been decided yet.
Third and most importantly being that everything is measuring spot on. No signs of any hydrocephalus, spina bifida, or other abnormality. Woo hoo! Happy Dance!
So here she is at 18 weeks + 5 days and a whopping 9 oz.
After the u/s was over we talked with the Dr. about when she would suggest doing a c-section. She preferred not going past 37 weeks and if anything she said we could do an amnio at 36 weeks just to ensure baby is doing good for an early delivery. Really hope my Ob will agree with her on that plan.
We will be going back and seeing the Perinatologist again in 6 weeks. At this appt she will do another u/s to look at my uterus closer and make sure that my incision still looks good.
Ya! Such wonderful news all around!!! :)ReplyDelete
Can I ask why you're looking at a 37 week section? I'm not judging, it's just that mine said 38, and I'm curious if there's a specific reason to do it earlier (like if it's a time since prior c-section thing).
Congrats again- so amazing! :)
Laura- The fetal surgery dr.s told me to never go past 38 weeks or ever go into labor for fear of a uterine rupture. They also want all future pregnancies to be treated like an emergency/classical c-section. I actually have a transverse incision but for the fetal surgery it is not in the standard location a c-section gets done. Plus, getting told I can never go into labor for fear of a rupture scares the crap out of me and if this baby is healthy I'd rather not risk it. I'm nervous enough as is, but really its my ob dr.'s decision not the Perinatologist I saw todays who said she'd prefer 37. And my Ob said last week she won't do it early if she doesn't feel its necessary. She wants to try for 39, yikes!ReplyDelete
So happy things are going well, and congrats on your beautiful baby girl! I love the pics!ReplyDelete
Yay! So happy for u! Love the thumbs up!ReplyDelete
Ah! That makes sense! I have the same thing as far as avoiding labour, but I have the classic c-section, so I suspect that's the difference? It's funny how OBs vary on this, huh? kinda like when you can start ttc again after pregnancy/loss/etc.ReplyDelete
Congrats again on the girl! :)
She is beautiful!!!ReplyDelete
Aw, congrats on the girl! I'm so excited for you. I'm glad the doctor is looking at 37 weeks instead of 39 weeks for csection.ReplyDelete
Oh, and I love the ultrasound pics. She's so cute! :)
She is sooo cute and I'm so jealous of everyone getting these lovely 3D ultrasounds! Also the thumbs up is beyond adorable. Congrats!ReplyDelete
Yay for a great appointment again! Although, the sex isn't important, it's exciting that Liam is going to have a little sister!ReplyDelete
I love all these great updates!
such wonderful news. praying that you continue to receive good news about Liam's little sister. ((hugs))ReplyDelete
Congratulations, Becky! What a relief and a wonderful, joyful bit of news to get right before the holiday!ReplyDelete
What wonderful news! Now hopefully you will have a little peace this Christmas, knowing you have a beautiful baby girl on the way! Congrats, Momma!ReplyDelete
Congrats A girl! Thats awsome.ReplyDelete
Congrats on the girl! And healthy baby!ReplyDelete
After having my Nate (fetal surgery), my next baby was delivered by c-section (bikini incision) at exactly 37 weeks and did perfectly.
Oh, Liam is having a little sister! I'm so happy that the baby is looking good & doing well. Thoses pictures are darling! xoxoReplyDelete
Very glad to hear Baby girl is healthy. I hope everything continues going well this time and you finally get your bundle of joy home.ReplyDelete