Thursday, November 09, 2006

Apparently I'm a snow globe

Let me explain the header. So, what the ultrasound discovered today is not that the baby is too big (not too small either about 7lb 6oz give or take a bit) but that I have a lot of amniotic fluid. The baby is shedding a lot of the vernix cream right now so in the ultrasound it looked like the baby is in the middle of a snow globe. I think that's kind of funny. I'm glad I've kept him so well cushioned. OK, so bottom line, they aren't worried about the size of the baby so induction for that reason is not on the table any more. Of course it can't be quite that simple though can it. Now the concern is when my water breaks that the umbilical cord might come out with it because there is so much fluid. So they are still talking about rupturing the membranes in a controlled environment, they are however going to wait for now. We'll probably talk more about it next Friday at my appointment. So good news, a little mixed, but good. Thanks everyone for everything, advice and just knowing you've been thinking about me.

2 comments:

K & S said...

Yay!! Wonderful news!! Hang in there - it won't be long now...
~Kelly

The Cisneros Family said...

I can't quite tell who he looks like...lol. Anyway, that is very good news. I've known a couple of women with the same 'problem' and everything turned out just fine. I'm sure that will be the case with you as well. I had a neighbor in Groton that when she was pregnant she was as big as a women having triplets because of her excess of amniotic fluid. They called hers a disease of some sort I think. Thanks for the post, can't wait to see the belly pics.