This blog is my attempt to document our busy but BLESSED lives raising and educating our children for His glory. A child of God, wife to one, and mom to 6 fabulous kids. We are in our 15th year of homeschooling using a Classical ~ Literature based approach.

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Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Bed rest Day 1

I have been sentenced to bed rest, which in all actuality is not all that bad until you get to 3pm and you have been in bed ALL day. Not actually my idea of fun, but it is for a worthy cause. Tuesday started out with a normal day of going to a routine OB appointment. I was only supposed to be gone 1.5-2 hours tops. I was there 8.5 hours along with my 2 year old Montana, who spent majority of that time in the Child Waiting Daycare that is offered by the hospital.

My uterus is measuring 35 weeks while my Kenzie bug is only 32 weeks gestational age (Yes, the doctors here in VA overruled the WA doctors and changed my due date according to my LMP instead of the nutchal fold measurement from her neck taken at 13 weeks, long story). So, I was ordered to go directly to Labor and Delivery and get a Non Stress Test ASAP as it was discovered that I have excess amniotic fluid (polyhydramnios) and Kenzie heart rate is lower than the doctors would like. My Kenzie bug is a mover, she would not stay still long enough for the nurse to hook her up to the monitoring machine so I had company because the nurse had to stay and manually hold the monitoring node on my belly to get her heartbeat to register. I had another ultrasound on the pushcart machine where it was discovered there was an extra bubble in her belly.
I was sent off to fetal imagining to a high definition ultrasound to try to discover what the extra bubble was. Preliminary diagnosis is that Kenzie has a gastrointestinal blockage in her intestines inhibiting her to normally digest the amniotic fluid and pee it out. I go back on Tuesday to meet with the High Risk OB doctor and Neonatal doctors to find out what the plan of action is. It was mentioned that they may have to remove some of the amniotic fluid through Amniocentesis in order to prolong my pregnancy.
If you could add us to your prayer list it would be greatly appreciated. I will keep the blog updated with what is going on. Thanks!

1 comment:

  1. Praying that God will grant the doctors wisdom and you peace! Take care of yourself and that precious baby!