March 31, 2005
What a morning! First, the good news. The fluid in the baby's brain measured exactly as it should! Hooray! The doctor said that he felt that what he was looking at was a perfectly normal fetal brain. He wants to look again, just to be doubly sure that it's not something that is coming and going since we have had one normal scan and one abnormal one. He seemed very positive though.
But you know we don't get off that easily around here, right? My amniotic fluid was a little low, probably due to the stress of well... just life, I guess. I wasn't consciously stressed about the baby, but I'll admit that life has been extremely hectic and fast paced lately. 2 kids, working full time, blah blah blah. Anyway, he put me on bed rest for a week. I'll go back next week and they'll remeasure the amniotic fluid and also look at the brain again to make sure we're still all clear there. If my amniotic fluid is back to normal, I'll be released to go back to work (maybe just part time?). If there is fluid in the baby's brain again, then we'll do an MRI to see just what's going on.
So, GREAT news, with a little inconvenient news as well. My mother-in-law is coming tomorrow, then my mom is coming Monday, to help with the kids. Thank goodness for them. I am really grateful for their willingness to help, though I hate to have to do it. But, hopefully being off my feet will take care of this little problem, and it will be a temporary thing.
Well, that's it for now. Thank you so much for all the prayers and love that you guys have sent our way over the last two weeks. God is good, to have blessed us with positive news and wonderful friends like you.
PS- We saw the baby looking at us during the ultrasound. It was crazy! The eyes were closed, then the baby blinked at us and looked all around. Strange, but cute, in an alienish sort of way.
Okay... back to bed now. Doctor's orders and all...
Babylicious | By WonderGirl | 5:23 PM
I've heard they have trouble measuring the amniotic fluid, too. But just go with it and take the bed rest! Everything is good!
Posted by: annie at March 31, 2005 7:23 PM
I'm glad to hear the good news. I've been praying for you and the baby and will continue to do so.
Posted by: Christin at March 31, 2005 10:54 PM
I talked to your mom last night, and we are all so glad about the good news. Nanny and I talked about it, and if you need for her to come down to help out with the cooking and children, just say the word and she will be on her way. I have a student teacher right now, so really kind of need to try to be here, but for you I would do ANYTHING! So.........if you need me, call! Love you, auntj
Posted by: Aunt J at April 1, 2005 12:19 PM