Baby Update

Another ultra-sound and pre-natal visit today, trying to pin down the due-date so we can schedule surgery.

The blood-pressure is still a little high, but the doctor thinks I can postpone treating that until afterwards. Which is good.

The extended-sugar-test came back borderline, but I won't be wasting my time seeing a dietician. I vomit too much to stick to a planned diet. Still, "borderline" is kind of good.

The 4-D ultra-sound determined yet another due date. (And, yes, the 4-D is a REALLY cool ultra-sound) My doctor is about to come unglued trying to schedule surgery (which scares me, because nothing scares him, and there was no way to hide his subtle alarm today). Too early is bad, because the baby is a preemie. Too late is bad, because ...

The ultra-sound also showed some placental irregularities in location and shape. The baby is fine, but there will be serious problems if I have labor instead of a c-section.

I'm not on bed-rest, but I'm on the 30-30 system now. Thirty minutes up, thirty minutes down. A little extra magnesium to take the edge off. I have a list of "symptoms" that require immediate calling in to the office.

If you're the praying kind, this is a good time to start. And keep it up until I'm blogging about what irritates me about hospitals! Thats a sure sign I'm feeling better.


wow _ 4D ultrasound! I'll pray :-)

Julie | 08/31/2005 - 08:44 AM

Lucy, you have got my prayers. I know you don't have a due date but is it about two weeks, 8 weeks or what?

Earth Girl | 08/31/2005 - 02:28 PM

Hi there sweet lady! I have been offline for months and have wondered how you are.

You take good care of yourself.

Janelle or Mary J., whichever ;-) Hugs too!

Mary Janelle | 08/31/2005 - 11:28 PM

You're in my prayers, Lucy!

Leni | 09/01/2005 - 02:30 PM

The due date is tenatively sometime between the last week of October and the last week of November. How's THAT for a range!?!

You'll know I've had the baby because my husband will post something vaguely similiar to "I've taken away her computer until the medication wears off. She'll be back no sooner than four weeks."

On the other hand ... maybe I'll be blogging while medicated, breast-feeding, and sleep-deprived-but-awake-all-night-with-baby. Sure, typing with one hand will be slow, but years later I'll be able to look back at those blog-posts-while-medicated and roll with laughter. And I better be medicated! Seriously, seriously, medicated.

Lucy | 09/01/2005 - 05:20 PM

Lucy, I will indeed be keeping you in my prayers!

Paul Burgess | 09/02/2005 - 12:30 PM

When you are in the corner and have no money to move out from that, you will need to take the credit loans. Because that would help you emphatically. I take short term loan every time I need and feel great because of this.

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