Monday, January 19, 2009

Sorry for the delay...

I am a week over-due writing the update on the level 2 ultrasound. Things are crazy busy right now. I am back in school Monday and Wednesday nights, and I am trying to get ready to welcome Baby K into the world in 3 weeks. (EEEEKKKK!!!! THREE weeks people!)

Long story short, Baby K seems to be well. The ultrasound did show that he has what's called a hydrocele in his private area. But from what I've heard/read, this isn't too uncommon for little boys. It should either a)correct itself on its own, or b)it can be surgically corrected in the future. The main cause for concern is that his head is still measuring behind his body. Not too far behind, but small. Dr. R made me laugh to ease my concern. He said that usually when he looks at patients he thinks, "Dang, you've got a big head." So his theory is that Baby K comes from a small headed family. He feels this is all "precautionary" because I am still--even at 37 weeks--considered high risk.

However, with that said, I have another follow up ultrasound on FEB 3 at the same hospital. I am stoked that we get to take another peak at him (especially since the little booger keeps his hands in front of his face ALL THE TIME.)

As it stands right now, Baby K will be here on Feb 10 by c-section. (For those who are new to my blog, I can't have a natural birth because I severly fractured my pelvis when I was in high school. If I were to have a natural birth, I risk re-fracturing it during labor.) When we go back on Feb 3 for our final ultrasound, if he still hasn't grown, then he will be taken before Feb 10. Dr. R explained that if he wasn't growing well in-utero then our next best option was to get him out so he can be taken care of. As of last Monday, he only weighs 4lbs 14 oz...

So, even though it would be nice to have Baby K grace us with his presence early, the best thing is for him to bake just a bit longer.

Thank you all for your prayers and support over the past week and I covent your continued prayers for Baby K to grow!!!!!!!

8 comments:

Alex and Jill said...

So happy to see a post from you!

I can't believe you only have 3 weeks left in this pregnancy...time has flown!

Praying for Baby K and Mommy & Daddy! :)

((HUGS))

Mandy said...

I am so happy that everything came out okay! I know how stressful it can be. 3 weeks is going to go so fast, can you believe it is almost here. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers!

Lisa said...

Sounds like he is going to be a wee little one. Glad to hear from you and happy that things appear to be going well. Keeping you in my prayers as you get closer to delivery.

Joannah said...

You'll have K in your arms before you know it!

Mrz. Hannah Myhre said...

Hi, I'm so happy things are going well for you. You & your baby are in my prayers.

I Believe in Miracles said...

Wow! You are so close. Praying for you and baby K.
~~HUGS~~

Pam said...

It's hard to believe his birth is so close. What a blessing GOD has given you the birth of your son in just 2 weeks. Have looked for you at church a couple of times, but guess I keep missing you. Please know that all 3 of you are in my prayers.

Love ya,
Pam

learningtobestillandknow said...

Thank you for checking up on me during my lengthy break! :)

I can't believe only a couple more weeks until the baby is born! That's so exciting! I'm sure he will be absolutely perfect, but I definitely have you, hubby, and baby in my prayers!