Just a quick update for those keeping score at home:
We are 37 weeks and a few days and all looks good with baby. No ill effects from the umbilical cord issue (2 vessel cord), baby's growth and weight are good, kidneys look great (can be a major issue) and heart and brain look perfect... phew!
Diabetes is under control with diet and blood looks good, negative for group B strep, cervix still closed but soft.
Getting checked twice a week now (stinky) and now they are watching a fluid lever issue, having gone from 10 to 8.5 in 10 days, hence the twice a week now. They are now watching to make sure it's not continuing to drop. Sooo, even MORE water for me this week! I am already at 120 ounces... I'm washing away!
Fun stuff: I always try to be nice and kind to all the staff at the MFM practice (I try to be nice to everyone!) and they asked if they could borrow my belly (and I bet my cord issue) for some training. I said yes, no problem. So, we were in for over 45 minutes BUT got some great pics and some great 4D ones! Kiddo hand an arm that would not move from the face, so in some kiddo looks like Rodin's "The Thinker", but we are thrilled! (Was NOT in our budget to get these fancy pics but so happy to have them for free!) And, they could see that Kiddo has a little bit of hair! Too cool!
In all: Great news but we'll see Friday where the fluid issue is... we could be going early due to that.
So, that's where we are!
Hugs to all,
Sara H and Hornswaggle, the Kiddo-to-Be!