Thursday, April 25, 2013

Baby Bump #3- 29 Week Update

So I realized when I went to begin this post that the last Baby Bump update I did I titled 29 weeks.  I changed it- that was 27 weeks.  I am now about 29 weeks. 

Chad and I went in on Wednesday for our ultra-sound as a follow up to our last appointment where the Dr. noticed that I was gaining so little weight. 

Weight gain for me is still low, but the ultra-sound showed that baby isn't lacking!  Average for 29 weeks is about 2 lbs. 4 oz, or so.  Our baby is 3 lbs. 2 oz. at this point.  Our Dr. was happy with that, and said that it will more than likely be just another big, early baby like the other 2 were.  I shared with the Dr. that I was having fairly frequent, fairly strong contractions compared to what I thought I should be having at this point.  They are more than just the Braxton Hicks contractions that I remember, and are almost constant throughout the day.  He ran the Fetal Fibronectin test on me, and said they would call me the next day with the results. 

I waited with my phone near me all day for a call, and finally on my way home from work the Dr. himself called me.  That alone made me nervous- I have never had a call from the Dr. himself, it's always been the nurse.  He shared with me that the results of my test were positive, and this is something he has hardly ever seen.  He explained that had the test come back negative, there would be about a 99% chance that I would not be delivering within the next 2 weeks.  Because my test came back positive, there is a 1 in 5 chance that I could deliver in the next 2 weeks.  He said at this point he is not going to pull me from work, but I need to be aware, and more cautious.  He wants me to take it easy, and make sure I come in if I notice any more frequent, or stronger contractions over the weekend.  He also wants to see me again next week rather than waiting for 2 weeks.

Of course I googled it, and read up.  Even though I probably shouldn't have.  It made me more nervous.  The Mayo website listed about 6 signs of pre-term labor.  I'm having about 5 of the 6.  Baby is too little.  This is too early.

I have to be honest- I'm a little worried.  It's on my mind constantly right now.  I would almost them rather put me on bed rest and monitor me at this point.  Prayers are welcome- I would appreciate it.

Jaime- if you are reading- is this similar to what you went through with your little guy?


angie said...

Praying for you guys, Jill! :( this is scary, and I don't blame you for preferring bed rest. Is it something you can request or ask about?? It sounds like you're really aware of your body and what's going on, though, so that is a definite advantage. You've got this. Lay low, relax often, pray like always. Wishing you and the wee one lots of luck and god health for at least another 5 weeks or so! Keep us posted. Praying...

Little for a Little While said...

This is scary Jill! I will be praying for you and baby! Can you ask to be put on bedrest? Or at least get the clearance for work, that way you can take it easy at home? I want you and baby safe! Let me know if you need anything or if there is anything I can do! xo

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