Tuesday, June 5, 2012

28 week anatomy scan

We had our 28 week anatomy scan yesterday. We took Eli to see his little brother. He was so excited to see him, but Ethan has other plans... He is now in the "fetal position" head down and posterior! I had a feeling he made his turn because hiccups are VERY low now a days. But we still have plenty of time for him to stay cozy for awhile. We had a different u/s tech because Dawn (our normal tech) was on vacation. She was unable to find a good profile view and we didn't get 3D pics this time :( He looks so much bigger since just a month ago. He is up to 3 lbs, still measuring a week ahead. Everything looked ok, but the stomach was a little small and there was increased amniotic fluid, which is common with a baby with Down syndrome. Something they fear is duodenal atresia (paralyzed bowel), which will increase my risk for preterm labor, require surgery immediately after he is born, and a much longer stay in the hospital... Lots of prayers over the few weeks.

I have been having TONS of braxton hick's contractions, so they were going to test for leaking of amniotic fluid, but they got an internal u/s to check the cervix which is closed and everything looks great. So, I just deal with the false contractions... They really are nothing I suppose, but certainly take my breath away!

After our appt I asked Eli what he thought and he was like, "Mom I thought he was so cute!" I really don't think he paid much attention LOL!

I will find out Monday at my primary OB's office if she will want me to start following at the MFM clinic or hopefully I can just have prenatal visits locally.

My sister shared a beautiful link with me and I hope you enjoy!

Melts my heart

1 comment:

swolfe521 said...

Oh Eli is going to be the best big brother! I can't believe you are 28 weeks already. I know it's probably speeding by and going so slowly for you at the same time. We love you guys and can't wait to meet the little man!