Sunday, June 19, 2011

28 weeks

Well, technically I'm 29 weeks now, but I'm a bit behind. I promised myself I would start updating every week now.

The view from above
So, what's going on at 28 weeks? Well, I got a little scare last week.  Apparently, little Sophia is indeed little. She weighs 2 pounds, 5 ounces and this is only in the 3rd percentile. They worry when they are under 10 and really worry under 5.  This could mean a few things: 1- she's just a small baby (we're hoping for this one), 2- she's not getting enough blood flow/nutrients from the placenta, or 3- something is wrong with the cord.  All of this leads to me having NST's (non stress tests) and doppler ultrasounds every week from here on out.  The NST's measure her heartbeat, movement and if I'm having any contractions. The doppler looks at the flow from the placenta to her.  I now go to my OB's office once a week and the hospital once a week.  It is truly exhausting.  The couple of NST's I've had have been fine and the one ultrasound I had looked good. The doctor said this could change from week to week and is why they have to monitor it.  Let's hope she keeps growing! But, not too big.  

On a different note, our first hypnobirth class was amazing! I'll have to write a post just for that. I can't wait for this week's class.  I think it will help me relax no matter what kind of birth I have.  Stay tuned!


Kylee said...

yes please post about the hypno birthing class... I'm curious about it... glad that though she is small that things are going okay... hang in there... not much longer now:)

Stregamomma said...

I'm rooting for all three of you! Grow Sophie, grow!

For what it's worth, I was only 3 lbs 3 ounces when I was born (but 2 months early). They thought I'd have all kinds of issues or wouldn't live. Of course I'm fine and am the tallest woman in my family, so even little ones can be all right. :)

So, take good care of you! Sending a thousand hugs!