If you don't like reading about medicalized appointments, don't read on--it's just an update from my perinatologist appointment today. And since I'm high risk, most appointments are a bit more medicalized than my midwife pregnancy with Ry was.
I'm back from my 28 week appointment! It was really long because they did a regular ultrasound, a 3-d ultrasound, and then had to do dopplers on the placenta, cord, and arteries to check for clots.
And Miss Amelia is weighing in at a whopping 2 lbs 10 oz! Holy cow! She's way above her growth curve now, and what they thought was only going to be a 4 lb baby at birth looks like she's going to defy their expectations by several pounds--we're looking at 6 1/2 lbs at her 36 week date (which would put her at almost what Brandon was at 40 weeks! LOL!). And her head...measuring a whopping 30 weeks already--ouch! So, she's nice and big and growing like a weed--good girl!
She also is back to breech again. The placenta is grade 1, which is perfect for now! And so far, the blood flow through the arteries are within the normal limits, but they have to keep an eye on it.
The doctor said that they are going to skip the steroid shots for now, because she's growing very well, so they don't anticipate having to deliver her before 32-34 weeks (yay!), and if something comes up, they'll just play it by ear. He said if she's growing this well, the major risk is to me, since the shots could cause me to bleed out. So, for now, there's not really a real risk of skipping the shots since she's growing far better than any of us had hoped for!
Other than that, I just have to take more iron supplements because I'm getting anemic again, but nothing else really major. I have another appointment in 2 weeks for another fluid check and growth ultrasound, then every week after that until the 2nd week fo January when she'll be born (and they're going to alternate fluid checks, cord/artery dopplers, and non-stress tests at those appointments).
Here are a handful of Amelia's 28 week pictures:
It's still a girl!http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v1...ovember006.jpg
And the 3-D shots...foothttp://img.photobucket.com/albums/v1...ovember007.jpg
Ear, profile, hands, and feethttp://img.photobucket.com/albums/v1...ovember004.jpg
Now holy cow--it is amazing how much she looks like my other two boys!!http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v1...ovember009.jpghttp://img.photobucket.com/albums/v1...ovember010.jpghttp://img.photobucket.com/albums/v1...ovember011.jpg