Wednesday, March 04, 2009

30 weeks (a day early)

It's like the same old song and dance (who am I kidding, I can hardly walk, let alone dance right now)-same words, one week further along but I can't believe I'll be 30 weeks pregnant tomorrow. I had my appt Ultrasound was first. Griffin looks great-but I did have an overwhelming sense of despair come over me as she spent extra time in both his head and abdominal areas. I saw the numbers come up-33+ weeks on his head and everything else, while a blur, was at least 30-31 weeks.

He overall came in at 3 pounds 8 ounces-which brings tears to my eyes remembering back to bringing Owen home from the hospital at just 3 pounds 9 ounces. What a miracle baby!

I waited in the sterile and loud exam room for my gave me a few minutes (make that a half hour) to get out a little cry and try to regain my composure so he wouldn't know that I've completely lost it. I let him do all his normal talking and q's, etc before blurting out-"so, how bout the ultrasound?" He said like it was nothing..."what about it?" I was like, so nothing is wrong?... I has really talked myself into bad news. He said he wasn't even worried about the kids ginormous head and that everything was just a little above average. My amniotic fluid is little on the high normal side (I knew that based on how huge I feel;-)... and I measured externally at 32 weeks.

I will go get my labs drawn later today for my blood glucose levels and iron, etc.

So, all that to say all is well and I am carrying a big healthy boy! Oh, who is in the frank breech position-what does this mean? Probably nothing as he has time to turn, but otherwise it means, his hiney is on my bladder and his head in my ribs (on the left) and his feet are on my ribs on the right. And I can not consider VBACing (vaginal birth after cesarean) if he stays breech.

I think that is everything for now, but I must go get Jacob from preschool so I'll return later if I think of more;-)


ang said...

Thanks for the update! Love the name. Glad all is going well!!

Kim said...

Renay! What a heartfelt post. I can imagine your stress at the point with the measurements. Griffin is going to be a big healthy boy!

Kara Townsend said...

Go Griffin Go!! He's gonna be a big ole boy!!! Praising God for His amazing blessing in you!
love you,