Friday, April 04, 2014

No news is good news!

My midwife was able to squeeze me in after all today. Oh happy day!

I called her in a little bit of a tizzy this morning because of course I was scouring the internet last night discovering all the horrible things that can be associated with polyhydramnios.  Big baby I can handle, malpositioned baby I can handle, multiple babies I can handle, but a problem with baby...well, God and doctors will have to handle that.  And STAT.

So then I started sobbing which scared my big girls so then Katy was sobbing and my husband was like "Just call her in the morning and tell her all of this.  What harm can it do?"

And I did.  She was literally driving to a birth when I called (this season has been cu-ray-zee) but said that if everything went well, she would call me after she was finished there and I could meet her at her office with all cinco of my born childrens in tow.  And I said "yes please!"

And guess what?  No polyhydramnios.  She doesn't have an ultrasound machine, so we had no scan, but there are certain indicators that go along with excess amniotic fluid if it's a dangerous situation and baby and I aren't presenting any of them.  He feels a good size, the belly isn't hard the way it would be if it were filled with water, and my blood pressure is super fantastical as always.

Whew!  That was the one that was scaring me the most.  So, she said the first thing I have to do is to let go of the idea that I'm only 30 weeks and allow myself to admit that I am 32.  I may be being a leeeeeeeeeetle stubborn about that whole "dating according to ultrasound" thing, it's true.

The second thing is to stop comparing pictures of myself when my abs were in the best shape of my life and I got pregnant at small number of pounds of muscle with now, when my ab muscles are split and soggy and I was bigger number of flabby flab flab when I got pregnant.  No ab muscles to speak of, an extra 16 lbs to start, and an additional 40 lbs gained already since day numero uno- all of that has to go somewhere.  And on me it is going STRAIGHT OUT IN FRONT.

Which isn't dangerous and I am so grateful.

She's coming to see me again on the 15th.  If the measurement discrepancy increases at all in that time, then we will go ahead and order another ultrasound at that time, and I am completely at peace with that plan.  No danger = no stress.

Whew.  Thanks for playing, everyone!  I'll be sure to keep you posted.




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36 comments :

  1. Oh, yay! I'm glad you're at peace and everything is good!

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  2. Yay! I agree poly was the main worry. Glad she was able to allay that fear.

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  3. I'm glad you have some answers and less to worry about! Your midwife sounds like a very in-demand woman. I hope you are the only mama in labor when it is time for that! (10 weeks, 8 weeks... anyone's best guess?)

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  4. Yay! What a good lady that midwife of yours is. And embrace the 32 weeks!

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  5. I'm SO glad everything is okay (and your midwife sounds amazing!). Continued prayers for a healthy pregnancy for you. <3

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  6. Hooray! And Hooray for cake!

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  7. Happy for you! So glad it worked out after all. Save me some of that cake. ;)

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  8. So glad things are okay! And if you are 32 weeks that just means you are a little closer to meeting your baby!

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  9. Glad to hear everything is okay! :)

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  10. Yay! Relief! Compassion! Health! Baby sooner than later! All is well.

    Enjoy the weekend :)

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  11. Hurrah!!! I feel like she would be able to palpate your belly and tell if there were two babies in there even without a scan :) Although they can be sneaky sometimes! I'm still holding out a liiiiiittle bit of hope that there's a twin hiding ;)

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  12. Good news!

    And also... that cake? That cake? Yes, please. Where is that cake?

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  13. I'm so happy peace has found you! I've been checking your blog incessantly the past few days for fear that my reader wasn't updating correctly. Wear that belly proud, mama!!

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  14. Oh yay! I didn't think it was PH, I remember you feeling the movements so early didn't you? I'm glad all looks good. :)

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  15. Great news! Peace is priceless. And yes, embrace 32 weeks!

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  16. So happy all is well. But can I have that cake? Cause I'm preggers, too, and I want it.

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  17. Midwives can be the best counselors, can't they?
    This baby just might be bigger too. With my third, we didn't know dates, so we guessed and he was born 10'12, 24"long! (The rest were high 8's low 9's)in a beautiful home birth. Hindsight guesses two weeks over due. All was good.
    He was so big in utero, I thought I'd be able to see his feet if I could look down my throat. Pregnancy makes you have weird thoughts!
    Hang in there!

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  18. YAY! So glad you were able to find a way to regain peace and that everything is fine! :)

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  19. This is good news, your midwife is a sweety. The world (Michigan) needs more of these wonderful midwives! Mine who lives in Hesperia is not proactively looking for more mommas, she is soooo busy as it is. With all the health care stuff going on, I can't blame anyone for using a midwife and/or homebirths.

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  20. So glad to hear this. Now stop posting pictures of cake.

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  21. Whew! Good news, happy weekend! Yay! :)

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  22. YAY!!!!!! Boys make mama crazy.. that's also normal.
    BUT CHOCOLATE AND STRAWBERRIES??? Dang!! I'm coming!

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  23. Deep breathes. Everything is going to be great. I can feel it...:)

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  24. Ah! Peace of mind is such a blessing!

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  25. I'm just catching up on reading blogs and am so glad to hear this news. Hooray!
    Also, now I want cake. We have no cake. I will eat these Hershey's Kisses instead. Thanks.

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  26. Just to ease your fears: I measured 6 weeks ahead with my #3. It drove me nuts. I was worried the dates were off (they weren't), she was huge (she wasn't), or something was wrong (nope). She was a respectable 8 pounds at birth and arrived perfectly healthy at 39 weeks exactly - I was measuring at 45 weeks, which is like impossible. No extra fluid (the midwife ordered an ultrasound just to double check!). I carried her posterior, so that might have been a factor in the large measurement. It's totally possible to measure big and have an average sized baby ;)

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  27. How nice to read this! It is possible to be off with your dates, NFP or not. I've been off 2 weeks twice and 6 weeks twice. (My body's decided to get interesting as I get older.) I'm glad you have some peace!

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  28. Still praying! I have always measure big, in almost all my pregnancies.
    And well, don't be stubborn. God wants your baby born when it is ready, even if that is two weeks before you think it should be. ;)

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  29. Praying for your health pregnancy. If only I could have some of that cake :)

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