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post #61 of 81
*sigh* I had another bad day today. I'm now paranoid, depressed, and unhappy.

And after all that, two and a half hours, we still don't know if the baby is a boy or a girl. I thought I saw girl-parts, but nothing I can be certain of. *sigh* I think I'll go stand in the shower until the hot water runs out.
post #62 of 81
Rynna, I'm so sorry to hear about the stress at the ultrasound... My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

I'm finally going to bed - we went and looked at houses all evening and I'm exhausted and overwhelmed...
post #63 of 81
Sorry about the bad u/s...I don't have any advice, just try posting the same thing in the midwives forum.

post #64 of 81
Oh Rynna what a stressful day. I think you got some good advice on your other thread. One thing at a time...try not to let your worries get ahead of you (I KNOW it's hard).

Sending good thoughts your way....

post #65 of 81
Rynna- I'm sorry you are going through this. Try to relax, drink tons of water and think positive thoughts. You will be in my thoughts.
post #66 of 81

I'm so sorry this is happening. I know how tough it also is to get confusing news when you are also caring for another child who needs your attention. May you have peace today.

post #67 of 81
Rynna, I'm sorry you are going through this. You and your family are in my thoughts today.
post #68 of 81
Like everyone else, I am sorry you are going through so much worry and stress right now.
Have you heard anything from the dr's office yet?

Sending you lots of s
post #69 of 81
Rynna, lots of s for you.
post #70 of 81
from me too, Rynna. I'll be thinking about you. My advice is the same as everyone else's on the two threads, relax, drink your water and know that everything will work out.
We are all waiting to hear from you!

(BTW, the low water -if it really is low and not just hiding behind the baby- can be a result of swallowing or kidney problems in babies, dehydration or other problems in mothers. The babies swallow the amniotic fluid and it passes trough their digestive system (thats what makes meconium), and then they urinate into the fluid, keeping the amount balanced. At the same time, your amniotic sack is absorbing and re-making the fluid as well. If the baby is not peeing enough, it can cause low water, but so can lots of other things.)

At any rate, the advice is the same. Talk to your baby, drink water for her, and relax while you wait to find out what else should be done. Most likely you will have a level 2 ultrasound, and its likely that they will want to watch the baby more closely depending on what they find. That's doesnt mean that you will lose everything you are hoping for. Everything will work out.

Let us know...
post #71 of 81
More for you!
I'll be thinking of you and hoping you get good news very soon!
post #72 of 81

Wonderful news!

I had a high resolution ultrasound today with a maternal-fetal medicine specialist, and while he still couldn't find NewBean's left kidney, he's fairly certian that it's in there. The right kidney looks healthy and normal, and the bladder has urine in it, and today they found more than twice as much fluid as yesterday! (12.96cm AFI). There was a pocket behind the baby that they couldn't see.

I'm sooooo relieved!! NewBean will need an ultrasound after birth to determine the location of the left kidney or if it's absent altogether, but that's all. I'm probably not looking at another NICU baby! The doctor said the same thing that everyone here said: stay hydrated and relax. The baby looks fine . We got some really cute pictures of the face (looks a lot like Eli!) and saw between the legs.....

Warning :: Spoiler Ahead! Highlight to read message!
I'm so happy and excited and relieved and the world is a much prettier place tonight than it was last night! :LOL
post #73 of 81
Oh Rynna, what a relief!! I miss a day and come back to find such scariness for you and I am so happy that you got better news today!

We had a really good appt with our midwives on Wednesday. The baby is definitely head down (woo-hoo!!), growing well and beyond active. My pelvis is also definitely seperated, though When they were measuring me, they kept losing where the bone was She said the 2 halves are moving around a lot, too, so they aren't jsut seperating, they're really loose, and I've started getting pains in the back, so the bones are probably loosening back there also. So not fun! I need to find a chiropractic school to get an adjustment, that seems to be the only thing that's been shown to help this, besides having the baby. His head is right on the bones, which isn't helping much, though he was a bit higher than he has been. Since his tushie is right up in front, it's easier for me to tell where it is than his head, which he seems to like to have toward the back most of the time.

Honestly, I would be enjoying this all so much more if it weren't for the pain. I love feeling him wiggle around (which he does ALL THE TIME!!) and love having a baby inside of me, but I HATE that I hurt so much. I tried taking a walk with Ben yesterday, I need to get my circulation going to fend off the puffy toes, but today I feel worse, so I'm not sure if it will help to keep doing it. I really hate feeling so whiny, I want to be enjoying this, but it's getting less fun by the day and I still have so long to go. Sorry for the pity party. I haven't posted much cause I feel like I'm always pissy, but I really needed to get it out today.

Ok, got work I should be doing. Hope you all have a good weekend!
post #74 of 81

Yay, Rynna!!! I had a feeling you would get a positve outcome!
post #75 of 81
Rynna- Yippeee! You have been on my mind all day and I'm so glad to hear your good news!

rubelin- I'm sorry that you are in so much pain. I hope that you can find someone that can help you.
post #76 of 81
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After a few days of relative comfort, it's abck to the stretching abdomen and expanding ribcage. And my back is starting to bother me.

My health plan covers a little chiro, I should really take advantage of it. Rubelin, I'm sorry about your pelvis.
post #77 of 81
That is wonderful news Rynna!!!!

T What does it mean if your post has a thinck black line in it? Like Rynna's above??

post #78 of 81
It means she was saying some nasty swear words and posting porn links and the mod had to put a black mark over it. :LOL
post #79 of 81
Thread Starter 

thick black lines

It doesn't really mean that, right? It's the sex-identifying lines that are blacked out - right? And is there some way I can turn that off? 'Cause it's massively irritating, and if done by the mods and not Rynna, pretty damned patronizing as well.
post #80 of 81
Smith, you can just drag the mouse over the words, highlighting them in order to read them...

Its been 85 degrees here today and we went house-hunting again. I swear I could feel my hands and feet expanding by the moment. I'm going to go take a nice salt-bath and get in my big cool bed in a minute. The good news is that we found a house! We should be getting our pre-approval letter Monday and then putting a bid in immediately - wish us luck! The thing I really like about the house is that there's a master suite and loft on the top floor - and nothing else up there. The loft would make a perfect nursery! I just love the idea of having a really private area of the house just for us and the kids...
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