Thursday, October 7, 2010

32 week appointment

So today was our 32 week appointment.  First we had a growth ultrasound with the perinatologist.  Little Reilly is not so little.  The porker is weighing in at a whopping 5 pounds 5 ounces.  He has decided that head down is not the way to go and is now lying sideways, facing backwards.  The ultrasound tech couldn't get his face but did get the top of his head in 2D where it was observed that I was right.... the boy has A LOT of hair.  The peri came in and did another ultrasound.  He poked him in the butt and got him turned around long enough to get a 4D picture of him eating his hand.  My blood pressure was high.

I then headed upstairs for my OB appointment where my blood pressure was a whopping 140/100.  There we talked about how she is trying to decide whether or not the benefits outweigh the risk in giving me steroids to mature his lungs.  Normally it would be a no brainer but with me being diabetic, giving me steroids will shoot my blood sugar through the roof.  She is going to talk to my peri this afternoon and get his take.  I could be put in the hospital for the steroids if it is determined to be the better option.  Basically I think all hope is lost on me making it to 38 and we are now hoping to make it to 34.  That is 2 weeks away.

I can't do anything.... go anywhere.... and I have a list of symptoms to go to the hospital for.

Still not ready........ crap!

On a high note... my blood sugar was awesome!

1 comment:

  1. Boo to the high blood pressure!!! I know my peri's thought on steroid shots is that many times you go into labor about 48 hours after. But, they don't have enough studies done to show if it's because the mom was already at risk to go into labor in those 48 hours OR if the rapid lung development releases a hormone that jump starts labor.

    Regardless, sending you lots and lots of good thoughts and prayers for you and Reilly! I hope you get to 34 weeks and with the help of steroids you get to bypass the nursery!!