Tuesday, September 1, 2009

33 weeks today...

I saw our OBGYN today and she informed me that Baby Reid is actually 2.5 kg (estimated) NOT 3.5 kg as the radiographer had previously told us. This is a huge relief (no pun intended) and means that our not so little man is growing at a steady rate and while he is big, he is not unusually big for his gestation (considering my Diabetes). Hopefully now I will be able to get some sleep. The past few days have been stressful as I was really worried that this sudden weight gain would be impacting on his health, but the doctor reassured me that our baby appears to be doing well.

The plan is still to deliver him on Sept 30th at 37 weeks and I will be given steroid shots for 2 days prior to help with his lungs. Because of the Diabetes he will need a stay in Special Care for breathing, feeding and probably jaundice, but hopefully he will be able to come home when I am discharged.

Taking a deep breath now and trying to enjoy this last month as we await the arrival of our beautiful baby boy,



Scrapbooking 4 Less said...

Woohoo Lisa that's awesome news! WOW only a month to go!
It's getting quite exciting now :)
Take Care and rest up.

Freya said...

Oh Lisa................that sounds MUCH better! Glad to hear he's doing so well. Enjoy the countdown this last month and pleeeeeeeeeeeeease a photo???

Freya said...

mmmmmmmmm I left a comment before but it didn't work for some reason.
Anyway, glad to hear that bubs is a kilo less than what was earlier told. Enjoy the final countdown.xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Lisa,
I came across your blog through Astprem and follow it regularly.
Congratulations to you on both of your beautiful boys - Mitch and Harry. They sound like great little boys, and you are doing a fantastic job being their mum.
Congratulations also on your pregnancy! Not long to go now.
I was also worried when you said that the baby's weight is 3.5 kgs. My premie son Gabriel was born at 29 weeks due to my preeclampsia and he is alomost 4 now, doing well. I then had a baby girls who is now almost 4 months old. I din't get preeclampsia this time and my placenta worked perfectly well with her. She was estimated to be 2.5 kgs at 32 weeks too :). I ended up going into early labor at 35 weeks with her weighing 2.7 kgs.
Other than jaundice requiring phototherapy, my little girl was perfectly fine. Now I have a chubby baby and am still getting used to the idea.
I am really glad that you are doing so well. You deserve to have a healthy chubby baby to bring home too.
Good luck in the next few weeks.Will keep checking in for updates.

Lisa - Mum to Mitch and Harry said...

Thanks Shelley - looking forward to just enjoying this last month.

Lisa - Mum to Mitch and Harry said...

Thank you Freya - sometimes it takes a while for the message to appear.
Lisa xx

Lisa - Mum to Mitch and Harry said...

Thank you Marsha for reading my blog.

Glad to hear you had such a great outcome second time around. Like you I think I will be amazed to have a baby who actually has some fat rolls :-)

Lisa xx