Friday, March 20, 2009

Ultrasound results

My ultrasound is done and it went ok. Little Carleigh is head down still and she had her spine pointing up so Beth couldn't get any good pictures of her face. This is the first time she was flipped that way so it was interesting! My fluid levels are good-they are around 20 (over 25 is considered poly). Beth took measurements of her femur length, humerus length, and abdominal circumference. Her femur and humerus are measuring around 35 weeks. Her abdominal circumference is measuring around 32 weeks. From the 3 measurements her estimated weight is about 4 lbs 13 oz (+/-13 oz), but we can't really be sure on the accuracy of this because no head measurements could be obtained but it's still nice to know. On the US report Dr. H mentioned that at my first US back in Sept Carleigh's CRL (crown-rump length) was measuring about 6 weeks and put my due date at April 24, but this measurement was likely wrong because of Carleigh's head, which would've measured shorter. He believes my due date is really April 17, which is what it originally was based on my LMP. I totally trust Dr. H and I believe he is right. It makes perfect sense now. So really I am 36 weeks today instead of 35 weeks. I did go back and talk to him about the due date and all of Carleigh's measurements while Lindsey and I were on our way to lunch. He said that her growth is lagging behind and it seemed he thought not waiting too long to have her was a good idea, which I agree with. (I had voiced my concern about her being stillborn.) He said he definitely wouldn't wait until May, which was the original plan based on the April 24 due date.

I do plan on talking everything over with Dr. F on Monday (I moved my appointment from Thurs to Mon) but the plan is to go ahead with an induction next week. I would like to have it on Friday when I will turn 37 weeks (based on the April 17 due date) but I will need to check and make sure that all the slots aren't filled for that day. I'm hoping they are not. That's one of the reasons I moved my appointment up so that I would have a better chance of getting the day I want. It puts me a little more at ease knowing she will be considered "full-term" at the time I would like the induction to be. Looks like we will be meeting Carleigh very soon!

9 comments:

Betty said...

I am so happy that it all went well! Congrats on getting to meet your little bundle of joy sooner than planned! I will update my church family so that they will all also be praying for you and Carleigh on Thursday.

Brooks said...

I'm so glad you had that extra ultrasound. Hopefully this extra knowledge will make everything easier for all of you! If you need a babysitter for Kyndra just let me know-

Anonymous said...

Keep me updated with the date and I will make arrangements. I think this nasty cold I have is going to be gone soon(hopefully). I have a slight fever today... so I should be good! Anyways, just let me know--glad the ultrasound went well! :)

Ashley

Anonymous said...

I am praying for you, although we'll never meet. I have been following your story as well as others in this journey. My sister went through this before I was old enough to help her. This has inspired me to look at donating funds to organizations that support this cause and others like it. I will continue prayer for you and your family for as long as it takes. I pray it will all turn out and God will give you peace throughout the journey.

Misty said...

Holy Moly, that's soon! Thinking of you....

Celia said...

Holly....wow! So you will be meeting Carleigh probably sooner that expected. I am glad to hear that she is doing well but sorry that her being smaller than usual means you have to meet her sooner. I know you had really hoped to go up to or past your due date. But still....wow! I know whenever you get to meet her that will be a glorious day for you!

stitchndeb said...

I'm glad your appointment went so good (even if she didn't cooperate and let you get face views) and surprised how soon it is that you'll be having Carleigh!

Anonymous said...

Oh Holly, I am blessed by this happy news. My prayers were answered by letting the test be okay for you. I hope this next week will go well for you and Anthony. Just keep us informed and if you need anything let us know. Much love to you all.

Love Aunt Nancy

Anonymous said...

What a brave mom you are. I don't think I could ever try it vaginally.. I'd be too scared the pressure would hurt her.. stay strong through these next few weeks!

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