Thursday, March 24, 2011

Little Miss A Check In

As you know, the past couple weeks have certainly been stressful for our family. The health questions surrounding our daughter A have been keeping Will and I awake at night wondering what kind of complications we are going to have to deal with over the next couple months, and thankfully after a lot of worrying, and an amnio we got our first bit of good news yesterday.

I had my regular check up, a non stress test, and got the first preliminary results from the amnio I had done last Wednesday, which were the results were were most worried about, the infection study. The results came back negative, meaning there is no infection in my uterus. Which is a great thing. If there was, Little Miss A would need to be immediately delivered, and since I am only a couple days shy of 34 weeks that would have meant a long NICU stay.

The non stress test was great, they only kept me on the machine for about a half hour because the baby looked so good. There was no real need to keep her on any longer. Another huge relief because battling a stomach bug had me convinced the pains I was having in my actual stomach were contractions. You would think by baby #3 I could tell the difference right? These were such bad cramps I thought I was in labor!

So now, all we have left for now is the ultrasound next Wednesday that will see what her growth is doing, and if she has grown in the two week period from the last ultrasound scan. At that point in time, depending on what the growth is... they may consider delivery, but that is another bridge I plan on crossing in another week when we get there. I certainly can say I do not have any desire to have a 35 or even a 36 week preemie if we do not have to.

So, that is the scoop for now.
Oh, and thanks New England for this lovely Spring Snow I have outside!


Lisa said...

We woke up to a dusting of snow here in IN too! I'm glad that you got some good news from your tests.

Sporto said...

I'm so happy you've had a bit of good news about Little Miss A. I'll keep you in my prayers that the ultrasound shows the growth she needs.

Jenn said...

I know what you are going thru and i wish you the best of luck. My daughter will be 38 weeks pregnant Monday and will be taken off her meds that stop contractions. We've been to labor and delivery more times than I can count. with her uterus being heart shaped she's had problems from day one. She has to go EVERY for a non stress test on baby Hagen until she delivers. It's been hell as you would know, but she's almost 19 and she amazes me with her strengh. It's a scary place to be in not knowing if you'll deliver a premie or if something will be wrong. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family Danielle. Just hang in there and take it one day at a time.

Jenn said...

that should of said EVERY 3 days LOL