Friday, November 7, 2008

36 Week Ultrasound

I don't have any pictures to show, mostly because the baby is head down with his/her face towards my back. It was neat, though, to see him/her practicing breathing. ;-) The baby looks good overall, and is a little small, at about 5 1/2 lbs. Fritter was only 7 lbs. 1 oz. when he was born, so I think this will just be a petite baby.

Unfortunately, my amniotic fluid levels are a little low. The range is between 5 and 20 (cm I think), and mine is at 9. I'm upping the amount of water I drink (I'm really bad at drinking water) and my dear engineering husband is having me chart it. My doctor called this morning, and encouraged me to use the pool if I could. I don't think I'll be getting in the outdoor pool when it's only 78 degrees outside (those of you in the north are laughing, I know), but I will be using the bath. Also, I'm scheduled for another ultrasound to check the fluid levels again next Wednesday the 12th. I would appreciate any prayers you could offer for us. Hopefully the levels will either be up or stay the same so we won't have anything to worry about.

Until then, I am forcing water down my throat as often as I can. So far today I've had 20 oz. Only 76 more to go and 12 hours to do it in. Ugg.


Anonymous said...

I will keep you in my prayers for the rest of your pregnancy.
God bless you,

Cmerie said...

Thank you so much, Jess.